Corning, Kansas

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Population in 2014: 156 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.2%
 
Males: 70  (45.2%)
Females: 86  (54.8%)
Median resident age:  26.7 years
Kansas median age:  36.5 years

Zip code: 66417

Estimated median household income in 2016: $49,735 (it was $27,250 in 2000)
Corning:

$49,735
KS:

$54,935

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $17,991 (it was $10,135 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $78,501 (it was $18,300 in 2000)
Corning:

$78,501
KS:

$144,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $100,532; Detached houses: $108,670; Mobile homes: $24,947

Median gross rent in 2016: $718.

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  • Races in Corning, KS (2010)

    Corning races chart
    • 14994.9%White alone
    • 42.5%American Indian alone
    • 21.3%Two or more races
    • 21.3%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Corning: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (66.2%), American (4.6%), English (4.6%), Irish (4.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1350 feet

Land area: 0.28 square miles.

Population density: 564 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Corning:

  • High school or higher: 95.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Corning city:

  • Never married: 35.4%
  • Now married: 48.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.2%
Kansas:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,162 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $709 (1.0%)

Corning satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Topeka, KS (46.4 miles , pop. 122,377).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lincoln, NE (86.7 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (462.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Goff, KS (2.3 miles) , Centralia, KS (2.7 miles ), Soldier, KS (3.0 miles) , Havensville, KS (3.2 miles) , Wetmore, KS (3.4 miles ), Seneca, KS (3.5 miles ), Vermillion, KS (3.6 miles) , Onaga, KS (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 39.66 N, Longitude: 96.03 W

Area code: 785

Corning household income distribution Corning home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.1%
Kansas:

3.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +28 (+19.7%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (46%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (2%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (28%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (29%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (17%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (17%)
  • Community and social service occupations (12%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (12%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Average climate in Corning, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Corning-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 91% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1962, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.3 miles away from the Corning city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/8/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 46.6 miles away from the city center killed 16 people and injured 450 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Corning-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 72.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 261.8 miles away from Corning center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 445.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 39.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 391.7 miles away from Corning center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 240.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Nemaha County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Corning topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Corning:

  • NEMAHA VALLEY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; SENECA, KS)
  • COUNTRY VIEW ESTATES (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; SENECA, KS)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF SENECA (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; SENECA, KS)
  • CRESTVIEW MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; SENECA, KS)
  • COMMUNITY HOSPITAL ONAGA INC (Hospital, about 14 miles away; ONAGA, KS)
  • COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, ONAGA AND ST MARYS CAMPUS Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; ONAGA, KS)
  • COMMUNITY HOMEHEALTH (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; ONAGA, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Corning:

  • Highland Community College (about 43 miles; Highland, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,148)
  • Kansas State University (about 44 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 20,703)
  • Washburn University (about 47 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 5,092)
  • University of Kansas (about 65 miles; Lawrence, KS; FT enrollment: 22,788)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 67 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,557)
  • Baker University (about 76 miles; Baldwin City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,752)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 78 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)

Library in Corning:

  • CORNING CITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $13,580; Location: 6621 5TH ST.; 8,716 books; 33 audio materials; 628 video materials; 30 state licensed databases)

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Notable locations in Corning: Nemaha County Rural Fire District 2 (A), Corning City Library (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Nemaha County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 29.9%
(19.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 96.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.2%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.3%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Corning (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of Centralia: Corning Branch at 510 Main Street, branch established on 2006/03/03. Info updated 2009/03/03: Bank assets: $105.9 mil, Deposits: $80.2 mil, headquarters in Centralia, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: First Centralia Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.0
Kansas average:

11.2

Corning travel time to work - commute Corning mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Corning city (based on Nemaha County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,1667
Evangelical Protestant1,93711
Mainline Protestant1,49910
Black Protestant1251
Other1-
None2,450-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Nemaha County:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Nemaha County:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Nemaha County:

5.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

10.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.7%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Nemaha County:

26.8%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

22.1%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

24.1%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Corning:

64.7%
Kansas:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Corning:

24.4
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

63.0%
Kansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

6.3%
State:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Corning:

6.5
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

23.8%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Corning:

51.8%
Kansas:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Corning:

81.4%
State:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Corning, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 2$300
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$100
Sewerage 0$0 1$100
Water Supply 0$0 1$100
Totals for Government 0$0 5$600

Corning government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $20,000 ($128.21)
    Water Utilities: $11,000 ($70.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($51.28)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($25.64)
    Libraries: $3,000 ($19.23)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($12.82)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($6.41)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($32.05)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $7,000 ($44.87)
    Water Utilities: $1,000 ($6.41)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($6.41)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,000 ($32.05)

Corning government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($51.28)
    Sewerage: $8,000 ($51.28)
    All Other: $2,000 ($12.82)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($6.41)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $23,000 ($147.44)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($32.05)
    General Local Government Support: $3,000 ($19.23)
  • Tax - Property: $29,000 ($185.90)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,000 ($70.51)
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,000 ($19.23)

Corning government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $61,000 ($391.03)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $42,000 ($269.23)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,000 ($121.79)

Corning government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $56,000 ($358.97)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,000 ($51.28)

4.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,006 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.30%
Kansas average:

6.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Shawnee County, KS  0.62% ($37,680 average AGI)
from Brown County, KS  0.52% ($35,333)
from Pottawatomie County, KS  0.25% ($39,800)


5.82% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,076 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.82%
Kansas average:

6.89%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Brown County, KS  0.51% ($24,333 average AGI)
to Shawnee County, KS  0.51% ($34,619)
to Jackson County, KS  0.44% ($35,889)

Strongest AM radio stations in Corning:

  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFEQ (680 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KMAJ (1440 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Corning:

  • KMZA (92.1 FM; SENECA, KS; Owner: KNZA, INC.)
  • WIBW-FM (94.5 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KMAJ-FM (107.7 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KTPK (106.9 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: KANSAS CAPITAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNZA (103.9 FM; HIAWATHA, KS; Owner: KNZA, INC.)
  • KXBZ (104.7 FM; MANHATTAN, KS; Owner: MANHATTAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Corning:

  • KTKA-TV (Channel 49; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: NORTHEAST KANSAS BROADCAST SERVICE, INC.)
  • KSNT (Channel 27; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF TOPEKA)
  • WIBW-TV (Channel 13; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Edwin D Geer, 6.4 Km N On Ks Hwy 63 (Lat: 39.719167 Lon: -96.034444), Type: 126.5, Overall height: 121.9 m, Registrant: 7852963661, , 700 SW HARRISON, 7TH FLOOR
  • 6.4 Km N On Ks Hwy 63 (Lat: 39.719167 Lon: -96.034444), Type: 126.5, Overall height: 121.9 m, Registrant: 7852963661, , DSOB, BUREAU OF CONST. & MAINT.

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Call Sign: WPUA720
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.080 MHzGrant Date: 01/24/2002, Expiration Date: 01/24/2012, Cancellation Date: 03/31/2012, Certifier: Jerod Flentie MrRegistrant: Haug Communications Inc, Rr 3, Box 9, Seneca, KS 66538, Phone: (785) 336-3579, Fax: (785) 336-3400, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • CORNING, 6.4 Km N On Ks Hwy 63 (Lat: 39.719167 Lon: -96.034444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 126.5 m, Call Sign: WQIH207
    Assigned Frequencies: 6671.25 MHzGrant Date: 02/08/2008, Expiration Date: 02/08/2018, Certifier: Edwin GeerRegistrant: State Of Kansas, 700 Sw Harrison Street, Topeka, KS 66603-3754, Phone: (785) 296-3661, Fax: (785) 296-0999, Email:

Drinking water stations with addresses in Corning and their reported violations in the past:

CORNING, CITY OF (Population served: 156, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 12
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Corning

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Corning, KS

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (65%)
  • Wood (17%)
  • Solar energy (6%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • No fuel used (3%)

Corning compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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