Corpus Christi, TX

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
429,120
0.133% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
35.7
0.563% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
16%
2.64% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$56,714
1.25% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$145,100
6.77% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
192,020
0.811% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Corpus Christi, TX had a population of 429k people with a median age of 35.7 and a median household income of $56,714. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Corpus Christi, TX grew from 428,548 to 429,120, a 0.133% increase and its median household income grew from $56,013 to $56,714, a 1.25% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Corpus Christi, TX are White (Hispanic) (57%), White (Non-Hispanic) (33.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.19%), Other (Hispanic) (2.08%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.83%).

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.

95% 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 (2,711 degrees awarded in 2020), Del Mar College (224350) (1,694 degrees), and Southern Careers Institute-Corpus Christi (352 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Corpus Christi, TX was $145,100, and the homeownership rate was 60.1%.

Most people in Corpus Christi, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Corpus Christi, TX was 2 cars per household.

Corpus Christi, TX borders Alice, TX, Beeville, TX, Kingsville, TX, and Port Lavaca, TX.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Corpus Christi, TX is home to a population of 429k people, from which 95% are citizens. As of 2020, 8.17% of Corpus Christi, TX residents were born outside of the country (35.1k people).

In 2018, there were 1.71 times more White (Hispanic) residents (258k people) in Corpus Christi, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 150k White (Non-Hispanic) and 14.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95%
2020 Citizenship
94.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 95% of Corpus Christi, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Corpus Christi, TX was 94.8%, 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)
    258k ± 1.43k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    150k ± 122
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    14.4k ± 316
60.5%
Hispanic Population
274k people

In 2018, there were 1.71 times more White (Hispanic) residents (258k people) in Corpus Christi, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 150k White (Non-Hispanic) and 14.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

60.5% of the people in Corpus Christi, TX are hispanic (274k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Corpus Christi, TX as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Texas.
Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,484,512 ± 36,982 people
  2. India
    279,123 ± 12,908 people
  3. El Salvador
    219,615 ± 11,461 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,484,512 Texas residents, followed by India with 279,123 and El Salvador with 219,615.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.17%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
35.1k people
8.32%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
35.7k people

As of 2020, 8.17% of Corpus Christi, TX residents (35.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Corpus Christi, TX was 8.32%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    9,936 ± 659
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    7,368 ± 705
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,694 ± 594

Corpus Christi, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Corpus Christi, TX employs 192k people. The largest industries in Corpus Christi, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (27,017 people), Retail Trade (22,224 people), and Construction (21,323 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,826), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,223), and Manufacturing ($63,179).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,589. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

192k
2020 Value
± 3,878
−0.811%
1 Year decline
± 2.72%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Corpus Christi, TX declined at a rate of −0.811%, from 194k employees to 192k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Corpus Christi, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (22,415 people), Sales & Related Occupations (20,020 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (16,932 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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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Texas (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

192k
2020 Value
± 3,878
−0.811%
1 Year decline
± 2.72%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Corpus Christi, TX declined at a rate of −0.811%, from 194k employees to 192k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Corpus Christi, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (27,017 people), Retail Trade (22,224 people), and Construction (21,323 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

$41,605
Median earning men ± $1,089
$27,490
Median earning women ± $1,016

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Manufacturing ($67,283), Public Administration ($66,432), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,004).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,267), Public Administration ($41,927), and Construction ($39,603).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Texas. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 4,634
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,806
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,767
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $3.73M
    Manufacturing
  2. $3.14M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $1.24M
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $292B
  2. $210B
  3. $178B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Electronics with $292B, followed by Gasoline ($210B) and Fuel oils ($178B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.36T
2020 Value in Texas
$4.5T
Projected 2050 Value in Texas
90.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.36T. This is expected to increase 90.9% to $4.5T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $78.1B
  2. $76.4B
  3. $74.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $78.1B, followed by California with $76.4B and Michigan and $74.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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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 36 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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Texas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 36 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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In 2020, universities in Corpus Christi, TX awarded 5,069 degrees. The student population of Corpus Christi, TX in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 8,767 male students and 13,771 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Corpus Christi, TX are Hispanic or Latino (2,719 and 55.2%), followed by White (1,680 and 34.1%), Black or African American (241 and 4.89%), and Asian (138 and 2.8%).

The largest universities in Corpus Christi, TX by number of degrees awarded are Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (2,711 and 53.5%), Del Mar College (224350) (1,694 and 33.4%), and Southern Careers Institute-Corpus Christi (352 and 6.94%).

The most popular majors in Corpus Christi, TX are General Business Administration & Management (525 and 10.4%), Registered Nursing (417 and 8.23%), and Medical Assistant (245 and 4.83%).

The median tuition cost in Corpus Christi, TX for a public four year colleges is $4,719 for in-state students and $14,897 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2020 in Corpus Christi, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 90.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 20.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 22,538 (38.9% men and 61.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 22,538 students enrolled in Corpus Christi, TX, 38.9% men and 61.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 13,264 records, of which 63.1% were women and 36.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 117 degree-majors awarded
  2. 270 degree-majors awarded
  3. 179 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Corpus Christi, TX was General Psychology with 117 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. 2,711 degrees awarded
  2. 1,694 degrees awarded
  3. 352 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi with 2,711 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 2,128 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Corpus Christi, TX, which is 0.724 times less than the 2,941 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 2,719 degrees mean that there were 1.62 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 1,680 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 ($4,719) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($4,834) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,260) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.35% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.35% 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 2020 were High School or Equivalent (5.56M), Some college (5.02M), and Bachelors Degree (3.9M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Corpus Christi, TX was $145,100 in 2020, which is 0.631 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $135,900 to $145,100, a 6.77% increase. The homeownership rate in Corpus Christi, TX is 60.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Corpus Christi, TX have an average commute time of 20.3 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 $56,714. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Corpus Christi, TX was Rockwall County, TX with a value of $105,956, followed by Collin County, TX and Fort Bend County, TX, with respective values of $100,541 and $100,189.

Property

$145,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,081
$92,437
Median Property Taxes
±$2,367

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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Corpus Christi, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

60.1%
Homeownership
2020
63.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 60.1% of the housing units in Corpus Christi, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Corpus Christi, TX was Rockwall County, TX with a value of $105,956, followed by Collin County, TX and Fort Bend County, TX, with respective values of $100,541 and $100,189.

The following map shows all of the counties 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.
$56,714
Median Household Income
± $1,612
154k
Number of Households
± 3,439

In 2020, the median household income of the 154k households in Corpus Christi, TX grew to $56,714 from the previous year's value of $56,013.

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.
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Texas
0.48
2019 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2020, the income inequality in Texas was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.474% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (83.5%)
  2. Carpooled (9.72%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.8%)

In 2018, 83.5% of workers in Corpus Christi, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.72%) and those who worked at home (2.8%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

20.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Corpus Christi, TX have a shorter commute time (20.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.51% 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

16% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Corpus Christi, TX (67.3k out of 420k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Corpus Christi, TX is White, followed by Hispanic 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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82.7% of the population of Corpus Christi, TX has health coverage, with 41.8% on employee plans, 17.7% on Medicaid, 10.2% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 2.5% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Texas was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Texas see 1642 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1642 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1677 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 827 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Texas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,642 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Texas

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,642 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,642 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Texas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.8% under 18 years, 22.3% between 18 and 34 years, 36.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

17.3%
Uninsured
41.8%
Employer Coverage
17.7%
Medicaid
10.2%
Medicare
10.6%
Non-Group
2.5%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Corpus Christi, TX declined by 4% from 18% to 17.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Corpus Christi, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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