Corpus Christi, Texas Population 2024

313,061

Corpus Christi is a city located in Aransas County, Kleberg County, Nueces County, and San Patricio County Texas. Corpus Christi has a 2024 population of 313,061. It is also the county seat of Nueces County.Corpus Christi is currently declining at a rate of -0.51% annually and its population has decreased by -1.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 318,047 in 2020.

The average household income in Corpus Christi is $85,356 with a poverty rate of 17.28%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Corpus Christi is 35.7 years, 34.8 years for males, and 36.9 years for females.

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 central city of the three-county Corpus Christi metro area and part of the six-county Corpus Christi-Kingsville-Alice Combined Statistical Area (CSA).

Corpus Christi Literacy Facts

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 primarily 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 Earthlink later purchased the network 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 remained chiefly a tourism city, although this has started to change as drillers have begun to migrate closer.

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

The tribe that initially settled in the area were known as Karankawa. Numerous explorers came through the area or attempted settlements that were short-lived until Colonel Henry Kinney came in with a partner and built a trading post in 1839. The city of Corpus Christi was incorporated in September 1852.

Corpus Christi Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Corpus Christi was:

  • White: 63.27%
  • Two or more races: 25.6%
  • Other race: 4.38%
  • Black or African American: 3.98%
  • Asian: 2.39%
  • Native American: 0.3%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
State
Texas
Land Area (mi²)
159.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,960.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.57% (-4,986)
The current population of Corpus Christi, Texas is 313,061 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 318,047.

Corpus Christi, Texas Population 2024

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Corpus Christi Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White201,08363.27%
Two or more races81,34225.6%
Other race13,9354.38%
Black or African American12,6513.98%
Asian7,6062.39%
Native American9580.3%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander2290.07%
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Corpus Christi Population by Race

Corpus Christi Population Pyramid 2024

Corpus Christi Median Age

35.7

Total

34.8

Male

36.9

Female

Corpus Christi Adults

There are 241,594 adults, (45,963 of whom are seniors) in Corpus Christi.

Corpus Christi Age Dependency

62.5

Age Dependency Ratio

23.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39

Child Dependency Ratio

Corpus Christi Sex Ratio

Female159,09650.06%
Male158,70849.94%

Corpus Christi Population by Age

Corpus Christi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All117,5552.6357.342.7
Married52,5553.277426
Non Family38,5001.2442.357.7
Female19,2443.4743.956.1
Male7,2563.1750.649.4
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3.22

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

57.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Corpus Christi Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Corpus Christi Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Corpus Christi Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 96.07%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 59.82%.

Corpus Christi Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$43,210

Average Earnings

$51,363

Average Male

$36,126

Average Female

Corpus Christi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Corpus Christi Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Corpus Christi Language

66.73% of Corpus Christi residents speak only English, while 33.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 30.67% of the population.

Corpus Christi Language

Corpus Christi Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic201,35739,70019.72%
Multiple79,71517,08321.43%
White85,7729,56611.15%
Black11,8073,23227.37%
Other13,8852,74219.75%
Asian7,43483511.23%
Native93521222.67%
Islander2293816.59%
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17.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.53%

Male Poverty Rate

19.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Corpus Christi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Corpus Christi is Black, with 27.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Corpus Christi is White, with 11.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.7%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.18%.

Corpus Christi Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.38%
High School16.37%
Some College12.26%
Bachelors or Greater5.08%
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Corpus Christi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed41.44%
Male Unemployed28.42%
Female Employed9.32%
Male Employed6.69%
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Corpus Christi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Corpus Christi Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Corpus Christi Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.0%

Male Marriage Rate

43.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Corpus Christi Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Corpus Christi Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Corpus Christi Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Corpus Christi Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

21,144

Number of Veterans

19,274

Male Veterans

1,870

Female Veterans

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Corpus Christi Veterans by War

count

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Corpus Christi Veterans by Age

count

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Corpus Christi Veterans by Race

Corpus Christi Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Corpus Christi Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.8%

Labor Force Participation

58.5%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Corpus Christi Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Corpus Christi Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Corpus Christi Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

74.08%

Born in Corpus Christi

90.78%

Native Born

9.22%

Foreign Born

5.63%

Non Citizen

3.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.78% of Corpus Christi residents were born in the United States, with 74.08% having been born in Texas. 5.63% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Corpus Christi Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029305,116-1,589-0.52%
2028306,705-1,589-0.52%
2027308,294-1,589-0.51%
2026309,883-1,589-0.51%
2025311,472-1,589-0.51%
2024313,061-1,589-0.51%
2023314,650-1,589-0.5%
2022316,239-1,589-0.5%
2021317,828-219-0.07%
2020318,047-8,523-2.61%
2019326,5701640.05%
2018326,4067910.24%
2017325,615-236-0.07%
2016325,8511,1410.35%
2015324,7103,9231.22%
2014320,7873,7351.18%
2013317,0524,6641.49%
2012312,3884,2981.4%
2011308,0902,8360.93%
2010305,25427,80010.02%
2000277,45420,0017.77%
1990257,45325,31910.91%
1980232,13427,60913.5%
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%
19004,7033167.2%
18904,3871,13034.69%
18803,2571,15755.1%
18702,1001,900950%
1860200
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Corpus Christi Population by Year