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 332,403 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Corpus Christi, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 332,403
Daytime Population: Workers 154,406
Daytime Population: Residents 186,579
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 340,985
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 326,623
Population in Familes 266,341
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,780
Population Density2 2,071
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $50,504
Average Household Income $69,771
Per Capita Income $26,197


Total Housing Units 135,173 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 69,724 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 53,000 (39.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,450 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $129,080
Average Home Value $173,737


Total Households 122,723
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 82,580
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.18% 1.18%
Households 1.17% 1.19%
Families 1.1% 1.14%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

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, 2017 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 Density # 296 83rd
Diversity Index # 402 77th
Median Household Income # 711 59th
Per Capita Income # 652 63rd

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