Corpus Christi, TX

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2022 Population
317,804
0.114% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
35.7
0.281% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
17.3%
1.93% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$64,449
7.43% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$180,900
14.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
146,502
0.754% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Corpus Christi, TX had a population of 318k people with a median age of 35.7 and a median household income of $64,449. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Corpus Christi, TX declined from 318,168 to 317,804, a −0.114% decrease and its median household income grew from $59,993 to $64,449, a 7.43% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Corpus Christi, TX are White (Hispanic) (35.2%), White (Non-Hispanic) (28.1%), Two+ (Hispanic) (24.4%), Other (Hispanic) (4.21%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.72%).

None of the households in Corpus Christi, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.4% of the residents in Corpus Christi, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Corpus Christi, TX are Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (2,793 degrees awarded in 2022), Del Mar College (224350) (1,886 degrees), and Southern Careers Institute-Corpus Christi (333 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Corpus Christi, TX was $180,900, and the homeownership rate was 57.3%.

Most people in Corpus Christi, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Corpus Christi, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Corpus Christi, TX is home to a population of 318k people, from which 94.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.19% of Corpus Christi, TX residents were born outside of the country (29.2k people).

In 2022, there were 1.25 times more White (Hispanic) residents (112k people) in Corpus Christi, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 89.2k White (Non-Hispanic) and 77.6k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.4%
2022 Citizenship
94.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.4% of Corpus Christi, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Corpus Christi, TX was 94.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Corpus Christi, TX
  1. White (Hispanic)
    112k ± 3.93k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    89.2k ± 939
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    77.6k ± 4.26k
64.3%
Hispanic Population
204k people

In 2022, there were 1.25 times more White (Hispanic) residents (112k people) in Corpus Christi, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 89.2k White (Non-Hispanic) and 77.6k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

64.3% of the people in Corpus Christi, TX are hispanic (204k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,430,315 ± 36,649 people
  2. India
    305,649 ± 13,502 people
  3. El Salvador
    224,600 ± 11,591 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,430,315 Texas residents, followed by India with 305,649 and El Salvador with 224,600.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.19%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
29.2k people
9.25%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
29.4k people

As of 2022, 9.19% of Corpus Christi, TX residents (29.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Corpus Christi, TX was 9.25%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    6,461 ± 565
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,795 ± 667
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    4,698 ± 480

Corpus Christi, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Corpus Christi, TX employs 147k people. The largest industries in Corpus Christi, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (20,696 people), Retail Trade (18,385 people), and Construction (15,459 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($81,642), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($77,719), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($67,267).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,213. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

147k
2022 Value
± 3,488
0.754%
1 Year growth
± 3.39%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Corpus Christi, TX grew at a rate of 0.754%, from 145k employees to 147k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Corpus Christi, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (15,849 people), Sales & Related Occupations (15,425 people), and Management Occupations (12,983 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Corpus Christi, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

147k
2022 Value
± 3,488
0.754%
1 Year growth
± 3.39%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Corpus Christi, TX grew at a rate of 0.754%, from 145k employees to 147k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Corpus Christi, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (20,696 people), Retail Trade (18,385 people), and Construction (15,459 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Corpus Christi, TX, though some of these residents may live in Corpus Christi, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,615
Median earning men ± $1,808
$33,559
Median earning women ± $921

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($82,712), Public Administration ($74,877), and Manufacturing ($74,010).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($68,750), Wholesale Trade ($51,393), and Public Administration ($47,310).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Texas went to Donald J. Trump with 52.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.12%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Corpus Christi, TX awarded 5,244 degrees. The student population of Corpus Christi, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 8,539 male students and 12,772 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Corpus Christi, TX are Hispanic or Latino (2,904 and 56.3%), followed by White (1,717 and 33.3%), Black or African American (218 and 4.23%), and Asian (178 and 3.45%).

The largest universities in Corpus Christi, TX by number of degrees awarded are Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (2,793 and 53.3%), Del Mar College (224350) (1,886 and 36%), and Southern Careers Institute-Corpus Christi (333 and 6.35%).

The most popular majors in Corpus Christi, TX are General Business Administration & Management (825 and 15.7%), Registered Nursing (419 and 7.99%), and Welding Technology (245 and 4.67%).

The median tuition cost in Corpus Christi, TX for a public four year colleges is $3,522 for in-state students and $9,270 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Corpus Christi, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 88%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 25.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 21,311 (40.1% men and 59.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 21,311 students enrolled in Corpus Christi, TX, 40.1% men and 59.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 12,479 records, of which 61.7% were women and 38.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 119 degrees awarded
  2. 263 degrees awarded
  3. 199 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Corpus Christi, TX was General Psychology with 119 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Corpus Christi, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,793 degrees awarded
  2. 1,886 degrees awarded
  3. 333 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi with 2,793 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,168 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Corpus Christi, TX, which is 0.705 times less than the 3,076 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 2,904 degrees mean that there were 1.69 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 1,717 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($3,522) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,793) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,182) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Corpus Christi, TX was $180,900 in 2022, which is 0.642 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $157,400 to $180,900, a 14.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Corpus Christi, TX is 57.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Corpus Christi, TX have an average commute time of 19.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Corpus Christi, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Corpus Christi, TX is $64,449. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Corpus Christi, TX was Census Tract 54.16 with a value of $140,268, followed by Census Tract 54.14 and Census Tract 58.01, with respective values of $129,966 and $120,450.

Property

$180,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,795
$67,302
Median Property Taxes
±$2,021

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Corpus Christi, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

57.3%
Homeownership
2022
65.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 57.3% of the housing units in Corpus Christi, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 54.16
  2. Census Tract 54.14
  3. Census Tract 58.01

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Corpus Christi, TX was Census Tract 54.16 with a value of $140,268, followed by Census Tract 54.14 and Census Tract 58.01, with respective values of $129,966 and $120,450.

The following map shows all of the places in Corpus Christi, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$64,449
Median Household Income
± $1,452
118k
Number of Households
± 3,010

In 2022, the median household income of the 118k households in Corpus Christi, TX grew to $64,449 from the previous year's value of $59,993.

The following chart displays the households in Corpus Christi, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Corpus Christi, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.2%)
  2. Carpooled (9.64%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.54%)

In 2022, 82.2% of workers in Corpus Christi, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.64%) and those who worked at home (4.54%).

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Commute Time

19.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Corpus Christi, TX have a shorter commute time (19.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.32% of the workforce in Corpus Christi, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Corpus Christi, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Corpus Christi, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Corpus Christi, TX (53.6k out of 310k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Corpus Christi, TX is Hispanic, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

81.7% of the population of Corpus Christi, TX has health coverage, with 41.4% on employee plans, 17.6% on Medicaid, 9.76% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 2.32% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Nueces County, TX see 1249 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.03% decrease from the previous year (1262 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1816 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 776 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,249 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Nueces County, TX

Primary care physicians in Nueces County, TX see an average of 1,249 patients per year. This represents a 1.03% decrease from the previous year (1,262 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Nueces County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26% under 18 years, 23.1% between 18 and 34 years, 36.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

18.3%
Uninsured
41.4%
Employer Coverage
17.6%
Medicaid
9.76%
Medicare
10.6%
Non-Group
2.32%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Corpus Christi, TX declined by 1.2% from 18.5% to 18.3%.

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