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.

Corning is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (11.76%), food service (10.42%), and management occupations (7.49%).

Also of interest is that Corning has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.38 minutes getting to work every day.

The education level of Corning citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.56% of adults in Corning have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Corning in 2010 was $29,922, 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 $119,688 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 Chinese and Spanish.