Corpus Christi, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The City of Corpus Christi is the 8th largest city in Texas with a population of 325,942 as of July 1, 2016. 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.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Corpus Christi is located within of Nueces County.

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, 2016.

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Corpus Christi, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 325,942
Population in Households 320,313
Population in Familes 261,288
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,629
Population Density1 2,030
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 120,842
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 81,245
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 133,433 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 68,299 (51.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 52,543 (39.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,591 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $123,466
Average Home Value $164,366


Median Household Income $47,941
Average Household Income $66,226
Per Capita Income $24,988
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.06% 1.24%
Households 1.11% 1.29%
Families 1.02% 1.22%
Median Household Income   1.1%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
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.

Corpus Christi, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Corpus Christi to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 297 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 394 77th
Median Household Income # 726 59th
Per Capita Income # 658 62nd

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