Corpus Christi, Texas Population 2018

Corpus Christi is the county seat of Nueces County, Texas, with a large metropolitan area that extends into surrounding Kleberg, San Patricio, and Aransas counties. Corpus Christi is a coastal city in South Texas and the 9th largest city in the state, as well as home to the Port of Corpus Christi, the 5th largest port in the U.S. It's the main city of the three-county Corpus Christi metro area and part of the six-county Corpus Christi-Kingsville-Alice Combined Statistical Area (CSA).

The Census Bureau estimates Corpus Christi has a population today of 316,000, although the metropolitan area has a population of 442,600. The larger CSA has about 517,000 residents. The Sparkling City by the Sea has about 1,900 people per square mile (734/square kilometer).

Corpus Christi Demographics

According to the 2010 census, the racial and ethnic composition of Corpus Christi was 81% white, 14% African American, 1.8% Asian, 10.5% other race, and 2.5% two or more races. Almost 60% of the population is of Hispanic or Latino origin of any race while one-third of the population is non-Hispanic.

Corpus Christi was recently ranked as the second least literate city in the United States by Central Connecticut State University.

Corpus Christi Facts

Corpus Christi's economy is largely driven by oil and tourism. Popular attractions in the area include the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, the Texas State Aquarium, North Beach, and the Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens and Nature Center.

Several major movies have been filmed in the city, including Selena (1997) about Corpus Christi native singer Selena, The King (2005), The Open Road (2009), and Pearl Harbor (2001), for which the USS Lexington was part of the set.

Corpus Christi has several high learning institutions, most notably Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Del mar College.

Corpus Christi was the first major city to provide city-wide free Wi-Fi in 2005, although the network was later purchased by Earthlink and turned into a paid service two years later.

Corpus Christi Population Growth

While the explosion of gas and oil activity transformed most of South Texas, Corpus Christi was left mostly unaffected for some time as nearby cities experienced a massive population boom. Corpus Christi has mostly remained a tourism city, although this has started to change as drillers have started to migrate closer.

It's estimated that by 2020, the population of Corpus Christi's metropolitan area will reach 460,000 to 485,000.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017325,605-158-0.05%
2016325,7631,0800.33%
2015324,6834,0531.26%
2014320,6303,6891.16%
2013316,9414,5831.47%
2012312,3584,2451.38%
2011308,1132,7820.91%
2010305,33127,87710.05%
2000277,45420,0017.77%
1990257,45325,31910.91%
1980232,13427,60913.50%
1970204,52536,83521.97%
1960167,69059,40354.86%
1950108,28750,98688.98%
194057,30129,560106.56%
193027,74117,219163.65%
192010,5222,30027.97%
19108,2223,51974.82%
19004,7033167.20%
18904,3871,13034.69%
18803,2571,15755.10%
18702,1001,900950.00%
18602000.00%

Corpus Christi Population in 2018Source: By Mglsndst1993 (own the photosPreviously published: 12/07/2011) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Population by Race

Race Population
White277,030
Some Other Race15,350
Black or African American13,723
Asian6,483
Two or More Races5,741
American Indian and Alaska Native1,494
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander229

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Corpus Christi Population Pyramid 2018

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Corpus Christi Median Age

34.7


Total

33.7


Male

35.9


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 243,553 adults in Corpus Christi.

Corpus Christi Age Dependency

61.2

Age Dependency Ratio

20.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Corpus Christi Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
5
Houses Without Mortgage
28,522
Houses With Mortgage
36,492
Vacancy Rate
10.3
Median Rent
920
Median Home Value
118,900
Renter-Occupied Units
51,063
Owner-Occupied Units
65,014
Total Housing Units
129,357

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Corpus Christi for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 3.7% and the labor force participation rate is 64.6%.

Corpus Christi Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size
2.69
Average Family Size
3.26
Total Households
116077
Married Couple Households
51870
Male Householder (no wife) Families
8214
Female Householder (no husband) Families
18609
Non Family Households
37384
Total Families
78693
Households With Own Children
34757
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
6.9
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.3

Corpus Christi Income Distribution

Indicator Value
Under $10,000
8,706
$10,000 to $14,999
6,233
$15,000 to $24,999
13,050
$25,000 to $34,999
12,365
$35,000 to $49,999
15,338
$50,000 to $74,999
21,649
$75,000 to $99,999
14,181
$100,000 to $149,999
15,370
$150,000 to $199,999
5,070
Over $200,000
4,115

Corpus Christi Household Income

Income

Median

Mean

Corpus Christi

Texas

$52,154

$54,727

$69,643

$77,585

Under 10k10k - 15k15k - 25k25k - 35k35k - 50k50k - 75k75k - 100k100k - 150k150k - 200kOver 200k00.050.10.150.2

Corpus Christi Education Data

Corpus Christi Educational Attainment (over 25)

Indicator Value Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade
15,4877.51%
9th to 12th Grade
22,10510.72%
High School Graduate
57,99028.11%
Some College
51,08224.77%
Associates Degree
16,0427.78%
Bachelors Degree
28,19013.67%
Graduate Degree
15,3667.45%