Corning, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Corning, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Corning had a population of 1,538 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Corning is located at latitude 40.9928 and longitude -94.7397 in Adams County. The formal boundaries for the City of Corning (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Adams County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,194 feet.

The City of Corning (GNIS ID: 2393636) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Corning is located within Township of Quincy, a minor civil division (MCD) of Adams County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Corning population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Corning, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,538
Population in Households 1,497
Population in Familes 1,127
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density1 968
Diversity Index2 8


Median Household Income $40,281
Average Household Income $55,423
Per Capita Income $24,806


Total Housing Units 840 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 453 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 233 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 154 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $84,730
Average Home Value $106,071


Total Households 686
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 404
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.74% -0.99%
Households -0.67% -1.04%
Families -0.67% -1.17%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   1.95%

Corning, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Corning to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 206 80th
Population Density # 321 68th
Diversity Index # 671 34th
Median Household Income # 964 5th
Per Capita Income # 848 16th

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