Corning, NY
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Corning is a somewhat small city located in the state of New York. With a population of 10,897 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Corning is the 168th largest community in New York. Corning has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities, Corning isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Corning are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Corning is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Corning who work in office and administrative support (12.57%), food service (8.48%), and management occupations (7.85%).

One of the benefits of Corning is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.65 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The population of Corning is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.20% of adults in Corning have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Corning in 2010 was $30,799, which is middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $123,196 for a family of four. However, Corning contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Corning home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Corning residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Corning include German, English, Italian, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Corning is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Italian.