Corcoran Kings County, California
LOCATION: Corcoran, is located on California Hwy 43, 178 miles north of Los Angeles,230 miles south of both San Francisco and Sacramento. The city limits total 5.8 sq. miles, incorporated August 14, 1914.
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|General Info||ECONOMIC GROWTH & TRENDS|
|Climate||Population *||1990||2003||2004||2005||04-05% Change|
|Sewer Service||Taxable Sales **||1990||2003||2004||.||03-04% Change|
|Storm Drain/Flood Ctrl||Kings Co.||$582,138,000||$1,007,437,000||$1,089,349,000||.||8.1%|
|Telephone||Other ***||1990||2002||2003||.||02-03% Change|
|Taxes & Ins. Rates||Occ. Dwellings||2,713||3,039||3,045||.||0.2%|
|Community Facilities||Pub Schools (K-8)||2,219||2,303||2,275||.||-1.2%|
|Housing Availability||Pub Schools (9-12)||444||874||915||.||4.7%|
|Major Employers||SOURCE: Kings County Superintendant of Schools|
|Period||Min °||Mean °||Max °||In.||4:00am||10:00am||4:00pm||208ft|
|July||64||82||100||.01||64||39||22||Mean Wind Sp|
|SOURCE: * CA Dept of Finance ** CA State Board of Equalization *** Kings County Planning|
There are approximately 320 acres in the city limits zoned for light and heavy industry. There are parcels available that range in size from 1 to 23 acres. Included in this acreage total is one industrial park. Prior sales prices ranged from $10,000 to $16,000 per acre. The terrain is level. Drainage is good, subsoil is sandy loam and piling is not required. Sizes of water mains range from 6 to 12 inches. Sizes of sewer lines range from 8 to 12 inches. There are several additional parcels available within 5 miles of city zoned industrial. Sites are served by rail and highway as well as gas and power.
Back to Demographic ListWATER SUPPLY:
Name of Supplier: City of Corcoran.
Corcoran has five producing water wells with a combined pumping capacity of nearly 8,700 gallons per minute. Storage tanks have a capacity of nearly 2.3 million gallons. Residential charges are $13.42 per month plus $.37 per 100 cubic feet over 600 cubic feet. Adequate water is available to accommodate expanding or new industry. One inch connection is $500; multi-family, $277 per unit.
Name of Supplier: City of Corcoran
The current capacity of the sewer plant is 1.8 million gallons per day. The average flow is 1.3 million gallons per day. Industrial sewer service charges are based on strengths and/or water quantities. Type of treatment plant is secondary. Sewer connection charges are $811 for a four inch line and $1,038 for a six inch line. Residential sewer charge is $11.95.
Back to Demographic ListSTORM DRAIN AND FLOOD CONTROL:
Storm drain charges assessed on the following basis: $200 an acre for new development or $50.00 per lot.
Improvement requirements: Curbs, gutters, sidewalks and screening are required and are subject to review by the City.
Back to Demographic ListNATURAL GAS:
Name of Supplier: The Gas Company
For special industrial rates contact the Gas Co. office. Telephone number: (800) 472-2200
Name of Supplier: Pacific Gas and Electric Company
For special industrial rates contact the Pacific Gas and Electric Company office located at 1099 Otis Ave., Corcoran, CA 93212. Telephone number: (559) 992-4961. 24-Hour Emergency and customer service -- (800) 743-5000 Location of underground facilities -- (800) 227-2600.
Back to Demographic ListTELEPHONE:
Name of Supplier:Verizon
For rates and service contact Verizon. Residential customers -- 800-483-4000. Business customers -- 800-483-5000.
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TAXES AND INSURANCE RATES:
|Retail sales tax:||State 6% - City/County 1.25% Total: 7.25%|
|Typical Commercial Property Tax Rate:||1.0 annual|
|Typical Industrial Property Tax Rate:||1.0 annual|
|City Fire Insurance Rating:||5*|
Back to Demographic ListMAJOR EMPLOYERS:
|Company||# of Employees||Product|
|J.G. Boswell Company
Mecury Luggage/Seward Trunk
Corcoran Sawtelle & Rosprim
Karl M. Smith, Inc.
Homac Manufacturing Company
CDR Systems Inc.
Secure Instrument Cases
Corcoran State Prison
Corcoran Unified School District
J.G. Boswell Company
Corcoran District Hospital
California State Prison Systems
Regional Accounting Office
California Substance Abuse Facility -
& State Prison at Corcoran
Sheet Metal Fabrication
Fiberglass Underground Boxes
Back to Demographic ListHOUSING AVAILABILITY, PRICES AND RENTALS:
Rentals for one and two bedroom apartments and duplexes range from $480 to $675 per month. Rentals for two and three bedroom houses range from $450 to $900 per month. Typical prices of existing homes range from $75,000 to $130,000. There are three mobile home parks and two motels with 40 total rooms in the community area
Corcoran is less than a two-hour drive from the beautiful Pacific Ocean beaches and an hour from the mighty Sierra Nevada's breathtaking scenery with celebrated ski slopes and exciting hiking trails. Nearby Kern and Pixley National Wildlife Refuges offer sport for both hunters and bird watchers. Corcoran was built on a strong agricultural base. It is located in the Tulare Lake Basin, which is the most fertile region in the world - greater even than the world renowned Nile Valley in Egypt. The basin is the natural drainage area for the Kings, Kaweah and Tulare Rivers. The original lake bed covered an area of 80 square miles. Pine Flat Dam on the Kings River, Terminus Dam on the Kaweah River, and Success Dam on the Tulare River, control the flood waters and provide recreation and also irrigation for some of the nation's most modern and extensive farming operations. J.G. Boswell Company, which is the nation's largest cotton producer, has major farming operations in and near the City of Corcoran.
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