Corpus Christi, TX


Highest Appreciating Corpus Christi Neighborhoods Since 2000

Corpus Christi, TX Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Corpus Christi Housing Market Information

With 325,733 people, 116,077 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $130,271, house prices in Corpus Christi are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Corpus Christi, accounting for 65.54% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Corpus Christi include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 18.62%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 11.09%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 2.43%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Corpus Christi are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 54.73% owning and 45.27% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Corpus Christi built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Corpus Christi built between 1940-1969 ( 36.59%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 15.53%). There's also some housing in Corpus Christi built before 1939 ( 2.58%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Corpus Christi. Fully 10.27% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Corpus Christi homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Corpus Christi real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Corpus Christi Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Corpus Christi has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Corpus Christi real estate appreciated 19.28% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 1.78%, putting Corpus Christi in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Corpus Christi definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Over the last year, Corpus Christi appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Corpus Christi's appreciation rate has been -2.43%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Corpus Christi were at -5.47%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -20.14%.

Notably, Corpus Christi's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to Texas, our data show that Corpus Christi's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 90% of the other cities and towns in Texas.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Corpus Christi differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Corpus Christi - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Corpus Christi real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Corpus Christi, TX HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,095,000 0.6
$821,001 - $1,095,000 0.2
$548,001 - $821,000 1.2
$438,001 - $548,000 1.3
$329,001 - $438,000 3.1
$219,001 - $329,000 10.6
$109,001 - $219,000 37.9
$55,001 - $109,000 32.5
$0 - $55,000 12.7

Average for TX
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
62.6090265175906 47.7626459143969

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Corpus Christi Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2017 Q3 - 2017 Q4
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q4
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q4 - 2017 Q4
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q4 - 2017 Q4
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q4 - 2017 Q4
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q4
66.35% 2.87% 3 7
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,259 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 54.73
Renters 45.27
Vacant 10.27

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Corpus Christi HOMES
2000 or Newer 15.5
1970 - 1999 45.3
1940 - 1969 36.6
1939 or Older 2.6

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Corpus Christi HOMES
Single-Family 65.5
Townhomes 2.1
Small Apt. Buildings 11.1
Apt. Complexes 18.6
Mobile Homes 2.4
Other 0.2

Home Size

SIZE OF Corpus Christi HOMES
No Bedroom 2.84
1 Bedroom 13.78
2 Bedrooms 26.95
3 Bedrooms 41.80
4 Bedrooms 13.03
5 or more bedrooms 1.60