Corpus Christi, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Corpus Christi, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Corpus Christi is the 8th largest city in Texas with a population of 318,103 as of July 1, 2015. Corpus Christi ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Corpus Christi is located at latitude 27.7543 and longitude -97.1734 in Nueces County. The formal boundaries for the City of Corpus Christi (see map below) encompass a land area of 160.54 sq. miles and a water area of 328.99 sq. miles. Nueces County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 7 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Corpus Christi are located in Nueces County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into San Patricio County, Aransas County, and Kleberg County.

The City of Corpus Christi (GNIS ID: 2410234) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Corpus Christi population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

City of Corpus Christi, TX Boundary Map

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Corpus Christi, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 318,103
Population in Households 312,623
Population in Familes 254,522
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,480
Population Density1 1,981
Diversity Index2 66
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 118,731
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 79,936
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 131,336 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 68,086 (51.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 50,645 (38.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,605 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $169,059
Average Home Value $206,072
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $48,013
Average Household Income $65,281
Per Capita Income $24,675
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.79% 0.97%
Households 0.98% 1.09%
Families 0.9% 1.03%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   2.36%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Corpus Christi, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Corpus Christi to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 8 100th
Population Density1 # 310 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 386 78th
Median Household Income # 780 56th
Per Capita Income # 601 66th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.