Corpus Christi, TX
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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 324,074 people and 74 constituent neighborhoods, Corpus Christi is the eighth largest community in Texas.

Unlike some cities, Corpus Christi isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Corpus Christi are a mix 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 office and administrative support (12.25%), sales jobs (12.14%), and management occupations (7.62%).

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.

Of the large cities in America, Corpus Christi is one of the most car-oriented. This is reflected in the urban landscape, which features highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers of all sizes. It is also reflected in the statistics: 0.82% of people in Corpus Christi drive to work in their own car everyday, most often alone. So, if you're going to live in Corpus Christi, you'll need to learn to love driving. Alternative forms of transportation aren't very widely used or supported.

In terms of college education, Corpus Christi is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.90% of adults 25 and older in Corpus Christi have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Corpus Christi in 2010 was $25,481, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $101,924 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 61.27% 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 Irish, English, French , and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Corpus Christi is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.