Corpus Christi is a large coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Texas. With a population of 326,554 people and 74 constituent neighborhoods, Corpus Christi is the eighth largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Corpus Christi is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Corpus Christi is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Corpus Christi who work in sales jobs (11.31%), office and administrative support (11.11%), and management occupations (8.16%).
One thing noticeable about Corpus Christi, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Corpus Christi is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Corpus Christi a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Corpus Christi is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.
Corpus Christi is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One important feature of Corpus Christi is that it is one of the most car-oriented large cities in the country. In fact, 85.87% of people commute to and from work every day by private automobile, eschewing alternative forms of transportation, which are not widely available in Corpus Christi anyway. So, if you like to drive, Corpus Christi is the city for you! The landscape around Corpus Christi reflects this: wide streets, parking lots, plenty of highways, malls, and shopping centers are what you'll find.
The population of Corpus Christi overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Corpus Christi, 22.04% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Corpus Christi in 2010 was $28,017, which is upper middle income relative to Texas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $112,068 for a family of four. However, Corpus Christi contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Corpus Christi is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Corpus Christi home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Corpus Christi, accounting for 62.89% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Corpus Christi residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Corpus Christi include German, Irish, English, French, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Corpus Christi is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.