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Corcoran, California

Corcoran is a city located in Kings County, California. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 14,458.

Geography Corcoran is located at 36°5'46" North, 119°33'52" West (36.096018, -119.564480)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.6 km² (6.4 mi²). 16.6 km² (6.4 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 14,458 people, 2,769 households, and 2,229 families residing in the city. The population density is 872.2/km² (2,260.2/mi²). There are 3,016 housing units at an average density of 182.0/km² (471.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 34.08% White, 14.21% African American, 1.42% Native American, 0.71% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 46.42% from other races, and 3.08% from two or more races. 59.61% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,769 households out of which 49.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% are married couples living together, 17.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 19.5% are non-families. 16.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.44 and the average family size is 3.83.

In the city the population is spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 13.0% from 18 to 24, 42.0% from 25 to 44, 15.3% from 45 to 64, and 5.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 31 years. For every 100 females there are 207.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 264.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $30,783, and the median income for a family is $32,852. Males have a median income of $30,787 versus $21,792 for females. The per capita income for the city is $13,458. 26.9% of the population and 23.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 36.4% are under the age of 18 and 10.6% are 65 or older.



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