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Corning (C)

Corning is a town in Steuben County, New York, USA. The population of the city was 6,426 as of the 2000 census. The town is named after Erastus Corning, a financier. The town of Corning is in the eastern part of the county and borders the city of Corning.
The first settlement was near the current city of Corning around 1789. The town of Corning began as the Town of Painted Post in 1796 when the county was founded. In 1836, the name was changed to honor an important investor in the local economy. The community of Corning set itself apart as a village in 1848 and became a city in 1890.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 96.7 square kilometers, out of which 95.6 square kilometers of its area is covered by land and 1.0 square kilometers is covered by water. The Chemung River, formed by the confluence of the Cohocton River and the Tioga River a few miles west of the city , flows through the town, and the city of Corning.
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 6,426 people, 2,491 households, and 1,840 families residing in the city. The population density was 67.2 per square kilometers. There were 2,626 housing units at an average density of 27.5 per square kilometers. The racial makeup of the city was 95.25 percent white, 2.46 percent Black or African American, 0.20 percent Native American, 1.35 percent Asian, 0.11 percent from other races, and 0.62 percent from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race was 0.67 percent of the population.
Communities and locations in the city of Corning  include, Corning Community College a public junior college west of South Corning.  Corning Manor a hamlet southeast of Corning by Interstate 86. Denmark a hamlet and suburban community northeast of Corning.  East Corning a location near the east town line on NY-352.  French Mill a hamlet south of Corning in NY-225. Presently, Corning experiences a sharp social, economic and population growth derivative of the strategic position of the locality and the high level of well being and quality of life.

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