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 325,733 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 office and administrative support (12.73%), sales jobs (11.94%), and management occupations (7.59%).
One of the nice things about Corpus Christi is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Corpus Christi is a big city, and with that comes lots of benefits. One benefit is that most big cities have public transit, but Corpus Christi really shines when it comes to the extensiveness and use of its public transit system. More than most large American cities, Corpus Christi citizens use public transit daily to get to and from work. And while there are transportation options, most people in Corpus Christi ride the bus. Whereas in some cities one is destined to sit in traffic every morning to get to work and every evening to get home, in Corpus Christi a lot leave their cars at home (if they even choose to own one), and hop a ride on the bus.
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, 21.12% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Corpus Christi in 2010 was $26,109, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $104,436 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 61.93% 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 Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Corpus Christi is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.