Corning is a city in Tehama County, California that is located about 19 miles south of Red Bluff and about 100 miles north of Sacramento. The population was 7,663 at the 2010 census, up from 6,741 at the 2000 census.
Corning had its start in 1882 when the railroad was extended to that point. The community was named after John Corning, a railroad official.
Corning is located at 39°55′34″N 122°10′50″W (39.926182, -122.180489).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.55 square miles (9.2 km2), all of it land / none of it water.
According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Corning has a Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csa" on climate maps.
At the 2010 census Corning had a population of 7,663 people. The population density was 2,158.8 people per square mile (833.5/km2). The racial makeup of Corning was 5,510 (71.9%) White, 44 (0.6%) African American, 201 (2.6%) Native American, 82 (1.1%) Asian, 11 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 1,496 (19.5%) from other races, and 319 (4.2%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3,271 individuals (42.7%).
The census reported that 7,638 people (99.7% of the population) lived in households, 19 (0.2%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 6 (0.1%) were institutionalized.
There were 2,630 households, out of which 1,193 (45.4%) had children under age 18 living in them, 1,136 (43.2%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 533 (20.3%) had a female householder with no husband present, 179 (6.8%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 224 (8.5%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 12 (0.5%) same-sex married couples or partnerships.