Corpus Christi, Texas Population 2022

320,393
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Corpus Christi is a city located in Nueces County Texas. Corpus Christi has a 2020 population of 320,393. It is also the county seat of Nueces County. Corpus Christi is currently growing at a rate of 0.40% annually and its population has increased by 0.80% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 317,863 in 2010.

The average household income in Corpus Christi is $75,511 with a poverty rate of 15.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,055 per month, and the median house value is $150,100. The median age in Corpus Christi is 35.2 years, 34.2 years for males, and 36.3 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 Christiwas:

  • White: 81.69%
  • Two or more races: 9.24%
  • Black or African American: 4.02%
  • Other race: 2.31%
  • Asian: 2.30%
  • Native American: 0.34%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.10%
The current population of Corpus Christi, Texas is 320,393 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 317,863.

Corpus Christi, Texas Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2010404,6760.00%
2011407,7213,0450.75%
2012413,1995,4781.33%
2013419,0805,8811.40%
2014423,3134,2331.00%
2015427,6214,3081.01%
2016428,9531,3320.31%
2017428,445-508-0.12%
2018428,6972520.06%
2019429,0243270.08%
2020429,3513270.08%
2021429,6783270.08%

Corpus Christi Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White266,59381.69%
Black or African American13,1214.02%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,1090.34%
Asian7,4982.30%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3110.10%
Some Other Race7,5452.31%
Two or More Races30,1559.24%
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Corpus Christi Population by Race

Corpus Christi Population Pyramid 2022

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Corpus Christi Median Age

35.3


Total

34.3


Male

36.4


Female

Corpus Christi Adults

There are 246,178 adults, (45,531 of whom are seniors) in Corpus Christi.

Corpus Christi Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

22.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Corpus Christi Sex Ratio

Female

164,428

50.39%

Male

161,904

49.61%

Corpus Christi Population by Age

Corpus Christi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Corpus Christi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.6%26.4%
All57%43%
Male48%52%
Female43.5%56.5%
Non Family42.5%57.5%

57.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Corpus Christi Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All117,7892.757
Married52,8673.3673.6
Male7,4293.3748
Female18,7593.5443.5
Non Family38,7341.2742.5

3.31

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

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Corpus Christi Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade13,9546.56%
9th to 12th Grade19,7689.29%
High School Graduate61,47128.90%
Some College51,77224.34%
Associates Degree18,8988.88%
Bachelors Degree30,12414.16%
Graduate Degree16,7507.87%
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Corpus Christi Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Corpus Christi Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian5,2584,8872,929
White69,94365,82924,044
Black8,1827,4241,729
Native American731688137
Hispanic127,16598,73117,471
2+ Races17,77013,9232,210
Islander31131136
Other Race5,3173,600462

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 55.71%.

Corpus Christi Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,728$43,908$30,811
Less Than 9th Grade$24,090$29,529$18,171
High School Graduate$30,589$35,895$24,900
Some College$36,990$50,452$31,073
Bachelors Degree$52,217$64,212$47,557
Graduate Degree$64,219$79,110$56,921

$36,728

Average Earnings

$43,908

Average Male

$30,811

Average Female

Corpus Christi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Corpus Christi Language by Age

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Corpus Christi Language

65.48% of Corpus Christi residents speak only English, while 34.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 32.10% of the population.

Corpus Christi Language

Corpus Christi Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black12,1193,16126.08%
Multiple29,7876,74222.63%
Hispanic204,58135,85717.53%
Asian7,3571,18816.15%
White90,60810,38811.46%
Native1,101867.81%
Other1,528NaN%

15.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.11%

Male Poverty Rate

17.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Corpus Christi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Corpus Christi is Black, with 26.08% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.43%.

Corpus Christi Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.82%
High School14.40%
Some College10.84%
Bachelors or Greater4.91%

Corpus Christi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.55%
Male Unemployed25.02%
Female Employed9.09%
Female Unemployed39.23%

Corpus Christi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Corpus Christi Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$57,387$76,170
Families$68,907$87,518
Married Families$87,939$106,583
Non Families$35,770$49,264
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Income by Household Type

Corpus Christi Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.9%

Male Marriage Rate

43.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Corpus Christi Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Corpus Christi Marital Status

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22,991

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War5,732
First Gulf War6,777
Vietnam7,876
Korea866
World War II448

Corpus Christi Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 342,393
35 to 547,035
55 to 644,108
65 to 745,395
75+4,060

Corpus Christi Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White19,8289.89%
Black1,05310.89%
Native American13917.29%
Asian2724.67%
Other Race4136.87%
2+ Races1,2866.09%
Hispanic10,8537.24%

Corpus Christi Veterans by Race

Corpus Christi Veterans by Education

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8.66%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Corpus Christi Veterans by Education

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63%

Labor Force Participation

58.6%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Corpus Christi Employment by Age

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Corpus Christi Employment by Race

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Corpus Christi Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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73.72%

Born in Corpus Christi

90.93%

Native Born

9.07%

Foreign Born

5.62%

Non Citizen

3.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.93% of Corpus Christi residents were born in the United States, with 73.72% having been born in Texas. 5.62% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18602000.00%
18702,1001,90026.51%
18803,2571,1574.49%
18904,3871,1303.02%
19004,7033160.70%
19108,2223,5195.75%
192010,5222,3002.50%
193027,74117,21910.18%
194057,30129,5607.52%
1950108,28750,9866.57%
1960167,69059,4034.47%
1970204,52536,8352.01%
1980232,13427,6091.27%
1990257,45325,3191.04%
2000277,45420,0010.75%
2010305,21527,7610.96%
2011306,4801,2650.41%
2012307,7451,2650.41%
2013309,0101,2650.41%
2014310,2751,2650.41%
2015311,5401,2650.41%
2016312,8051,2650.41%
2017314,0701,2650.40%
2018315,3351,2650.40%
2019316,6001,2650.40%
2020317,8631,2630.40%
2021319,1281,2650.40%
2022320,3931,2650.40%

Corpus Christi Population by Year