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Overview

Introduction to Corpus Christi, Texas

Corpus Christi, county seat of Nueces County, is a city located on the southern coast of Texas. One of the largest cities in the state, Corpus Christi is a significant port city whose port is one of the nation's largest and is also the deepest inshore on the Gulf of Mexico. Situated about 140 miles southeast of San Antonio, the city is serviced by U.S. Route 77 and 181; and Texas State Highways 35, 44, and 358. The city is home to the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi and to several institutions of higher learning, including Del Mar College.

The origin of Corpus Christi traces back to 1519, when Spanish explorer Alonzo Alvarez de Pineda discovered a semi-tropical bay on the Texas coast on the Roman Catholic Feast Day of Corpus Christi (celebrating the "Body of Christ"). In 1838 a frontier trading post was founded by Colonel Henry Lawrence Kinney in the same area and the settlement eventually took the name Corpus Christi. In 1852 Corpus Christi became incorporated as a city. Since that time, Corpus Christi has grown into a regional center for marketing and distribution of agricultural commodities and boasts a local economy largely driven by tourism and the oil and petrochemical industries.

Places of Interest in Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi is home to several popular attractions for both visitors and residents. The city's North Beach is the setting for the Texas State Aquarium and the USS Lexington Museum, offering daily tours seven days a week. The Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History focuses on the history of South Texas and the region's place in the world. Also located in the city's museum district are the Asian Cultures Museum and Educational Center and the Harbor Playhouse, a long-running community theatre with a history of quality local productions. The city's Heritage Park features eleven Victorian homes including the Cultural Center, which operates in the 100-year-old Galván House. The Corpus Christi Municipal Marina, one of the city's prime focal points, is on Corpus Christi Bay protected from the Gulf of Mexico by sandy barrier islands off the Texas Coast.

A number of professional sports teams call Corpus Christi home. Minor League Baseball has a Class-AA franchise in the city, the Corpus Christi Hooks of the Texas League. The Hooks, who hosted the 2007 Texas League All Star Game, are affiliated with Major League Baseball's Houston Astros. The city is also home to the Corpus Christi Rayz of the Central Hockey League. The Rayz play their home games at Corpus Christi's new American Bank Center. Another American Bank Center resident is the local Arena Football team, the Corpus Christi Sharks. The Sharks are a 2007 expansion team belonging to the Af2 (arenafootball2) League. Two additional teams reside in the neighboring community of Robstown, Texas (20 miles to the west). The Coastal Bend Aviators are an independent minor league baseball team belonging to the American Association and the Corpus Christi Hammerheads are a professional indoor football team who play in the Intense Football League (IFL).

Demographics

People

Total Population320,050
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens12.8%
Employed Population 16+147,443
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married46.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.1%
Median Earnings25+$32,968
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,173
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,546

Wealth

Median Family Income$61,522
% Above Poverty Level83.4%
% Below Poverty Level16.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone25.2%
Median Gross Rent$920
Median House Value$118,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)68.3%
German8%
Irish5.1%
English4.4%
French Except Basque1.4%
Scottish1.3%
Italian1.3%
Polish0.8%
Czech0.7%
African0.6%
Dutch0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Russian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Corpus Christi Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nueces County
Standard Zip Codes78401, 78402, 78404, 78405, 78406, 78407, 78408, 78409, 78410, 78411, 78412, 78413, 78414, 78415, 78416, 78417, 78418, 78419
P.O. Box Zip Codes78403, 78426, 78427, 78460, 78463, 78465, 78466, 78467, 78468, 78469, 78472, 78480
Phone Area Codes361
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude27.8
Approximate Longitude-97.39

Corpus Christi Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCORPUS CHRISTI INTL AP
Distance7.7 miles
Jan Temp46 to 66 F
Apr Temp62 to 81 F
Jul Temp74 to 93 F
Oct Temp64 to 84 F
Annual Precip32.2 inches
StationCORPUS CHRISTI NAS
Distance10.6 miles
Jan Temp51 to 65 F
Apr Temp67 to 80 F
Jul Temp79 to 92 F
Oct Temp70 to 83 F
Annual Precip33.4 inches
StationCHAPMAN RANCH
Distance15.4 miles
Jan Temp46 to 67 F
Apr Temp63 to 81 F
Jul Temp74 to 92 F
Oct Temp64 to 84 F
Annual Precip31.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Gregory2,058$58,750
Ingleside9,776$61,768
Odem2,654$41,094
Portland16,144$68,207
Taft3,066$46,618

Corpus Christi Public Libraries

Corpus Christi Public Libraries
805 COMANCHE ST
Corpus Christi, Texas
(361) 826-7070

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Corpus Christi Hospitals

Corpus Christi Specialty Hospital
(Proprietary)
1310 Third Street
(361) 888-4323
Bayview Behavioral Hospital
(Proprietary)
6629 Wooldridge
(361) 986-8200
Christus Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-south-er
5950 Saratoga Blvd
(361) 985-5000
Corpus Christi Medical Center-doctors Regional
3315 S Alameda St
(361) 761-1400
Dubuis Hospital Of Corpus Christi
(Non-profit)
600 Elizabeth Street Third Floor
Corpus Christi Rehabilitation Hospital
(Proprietary)
5726 Esplanade Drvie
Post Acute Specialty Hospital Of Corpus Christi
(Proprietary)
6226 Saratoga Boulevard
South Texas Surgical Hospital
(Proprietary)
6130 Parkway Drive
Driscoll Children's Hospital
(Non-profit)
3533 South Alameda Street
Christus Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi
(Non-profit)
2606 Hospital Boulevard
The Corpus Christi Medical Center - Bay Area
(Proprietary)
7101 South Padre Island Drive

Corpus Christi Public Schools

Adkins Middle
801 Leopard St
ZIP: 78401
(361) 695-7405
Banquete Jjaep
801 Leopard St
ZIP: 78401
(361) 387-2551
Coles H S And Educational Center
924 Winnebago
ZIP: 78401
(361) 844-0432
High
Total Enrollment 169
Evans Ses
1315 Comanche
ZIP: 78401
(361) 878-2240
Primary
Total Enrollment 436
Nueces Co J J A E P
801 Leopard St
ZIP: 78401
(361) 855-7303
Other
Total Enrollment 6
Veterans Memorial H S
801 Leopard St
ZIP: 78401
(361) 695-7405
Allen El
1414 18th St
ZIP: 78404
(361) 878-2140
Primary
Total Enrollment 385
Collegiate H S
101 Baldwin Coles Building, Room 201
ZIP: 78404
(361) 698-2425
High
Total Enrollment 397
Corpus Christi Montessori School
822 Ayers St
ZIP: 78404
(361) 883-9306
Primary
Total Enrollment 163
Menger El
2401 S Alameda
ZIP: 78404
(361) 878-2640
Primary
Total Enrollment 349
Wynn Seale Metropolitan School Of Design
1707 Ayers
ZIP: 78404
(361) 878-2780
Primary
Total Enrollment 632
Gcclr Institute Of Technology
2203 Baldwin Blvd
ZIP: 78405
(361) 881-9988
High
Total Enrollment 14
Harold T Branch Academy For Career & Technical Ed
3902 Morgan Ave
ZIP: 78405
(361) 878-4780
High
Total Enrollment 127
Shaw Ses
2920 Soledad
ZIP: 78405
(361) 878-2100
Primary
Total Enrollment 536
West Oso H S
754 Flato Rd
ZIP: 78405
(361) 806-5960
High
Total Enrollment 542
West Oso J H
5202 Bear Ln
ZIP: 78405
(361) 806-5950
Middle
Total Enrollment 489
Zavala El
3102 Highland
ZIP: 78405
(361) 878-2720
Primary
Total Enrollment 789
Driscoll Middle
3501 Kenwood
ZIP: 78408
(361) 878-4660
Middle
Total Enrollment 776
Gibson El
5723 Hampshire
ZIP: 78408
(361) 878-2500
Primary
Total Enrollment 477
Oak Park Special Emphasis School
3801 Leopard
ZIP: 78408
(361) 878-2120
Primary
Total Enrollment 804
Roy Miller H S And Metro School Of Design
1 Battlin Buc Blvd
ZIP: 78408
(361) 878-5100
High
Total Enrollment 1401
Tuloso-midway Academic Career Center
7601 Leopard
ZIP: 78409
(361) 903-6450
High
Total Enrollment 30
Tuloso-midway Int
1921 Overland Trl
ZIP: 78409
(361) 903-6550
Primary
Total Enrollment 667
Tuloso-midway Pri
3125 Deer Run
ZIP: 78409
(361) 903-6500
Primary
Total Enrollment 1112
Calallen East El
3709 Lott Ave
ZIP: 78410
(361) 242-5938
Primary
Total Enrollment 620
Calallen H S
4001 Wildcat Dr
ZIP: 78410
(361) 242-5626
High
Total Enrollment 1239
Calallen Middle
4602 Cornett
ZIP: 78410
(361) 242-5672
Middle
Total Enrollment 947
Calallen Wood River El
15118 Dry Creek Dr
ZIP: 78410
(361) 242-7560
Primary
Total Enrollment 633
Magee El
4201 Calallen Dr
ZIP: 78410
(361) 242-5900
Middle
Total Enrollment 572
Northwest Center For Advanced Studies
4602 Cornett
ZIP: 78410
(361) 242-5600
Nueces Co J J A E P
4205 Wildcat Dr
ZIP: 78410
(361) 242-5600
Other
Total Enrollment 1
Tuloso-midway H S
2653 Mckinzie
ZIP: 78410
(361) 903-6700
High
Total Enrollment 1144
Tuloso-midway Middle
9760 La Branch
ZIP: 78410
(512) 903-6600
Middle
Total Enrollment 930
Baker Middle
3445 Pecan
ZIP: 78411
(361) 878-4600
Middle
Total Enrollment 1031
Calk El
4621 Marie
ZIP: 78411
(361) 878-2880
Primary
Total Enrollment 267
Carroll H S
5301 Weber Rd
ZIP: 78411
(361) 878-5140
High
Total Enrollment 2211
Cesar E Chavez Academy
4613 S Padre Island Dr
ZIP: 78411
(361) 561-5651
High
Total Enrollment 101
Hamlin Middle
3900 Hamlin Dr
ZIP: 78411
(361) 878-4210
Middle
Total Enrollment 646
Mary Helen Berlanga El
4120 Carroll Ln
ZIP: 78411
(361) 878-2160
Primary
Total Enrollment 699
Ray H S
1002 Texan Trl
ZIP: 78411
(361) 878-7300
High
Total Enrollment 2039
Richard Milburn Academy Corpus Christi
5333 Everhart Rd Bldg C
ZIP: 78411
(361) 225-4424
High
Total Enrollment 295
Wilson El
3925 Ft Worth
ZIP: 78411
(361) 878-2860
Primary
Total Enrollment 562
Woodlawn El
1110 Woodlawn
ZIP: 78411
(361) 878-2900
Primary
Total Enrollment 364
Yeager El
5414 Tripoli
ZIP: 78411
(361) 878-2920
Primary
Total Enrollment 338
Bokenkamp
5517 S Alameda
ZIP: 78412
(361) 994-1214
Other
Total Enrollment 55
Cullen Middle
5225 Greely
ZIP: 78412
(361) 878-2960
Middle
Total Enrollment 535
Early Childhood Development Ctr
6300 Ocean Dr
ZIP: 78412
(361) 825-3366
Primary
Total Enrollment 180
Haas Middle
6630 Mcardle Rd
ZIP: 78412
(361) 878-4240
Middle
Total Enrollment 598
King H S
5225 Gollihar Rd
ZIP: 78412
(361) 906-3400
High
Total Enrollment 2540
Meadowbrook El
901 Meadowbrook
ZIP: 78412
(361) 878-2620
Primary
Total Enrollment 543
Montclair El
5241 Kentner
ZIP: 78412
(361) 994-3651
Primary
Total Enrollment 325
Smith El
6902 Williams
ZIP: 78412
(361) 878-2760
Primary
Total Enrollment 492
Windsor Park G/t
4525 S Alameda
ZIP: 78412
(361) 994-3664
Primary
Total Enrollment 617
Browne Middle
4301 Schanen Blvd
ZIP: 78413
(361) 878-4270
Middle
Total Enrollment 770
Club Estates
5222 Merganser
ZIP: 78413
(361) 994-3642
Primary
Total Enrollment 494
Dawson El
6821 Sanders
ZIP: 78413
(361) 878-4800
Primary
Total Enrollment 578
Grant Middle
4350 Aaron Dr
ZIP: 78413
(361) 878-3740
Middle
Total Enrollment 1087
Jones El
7533 Lipes
ZIP: 78413
(361) 994-3674
Primary
Total Enrollment 568
Sanders El
4102 Republic
ZIP: 78413
(361) 878-2820
Primary
Total Enrollment 443
Schanen Estates El
5717 Killarmet
ZIP: 78413
(361) 878-2940
Primary
Total Enrollment 416
School Of Science And Technology Corpus Christi
4737 Saratoga Blvd
ZIP: 78413
(361) 851-2450
Other
Total Enrollment 673
Barnes El
2829 Oso Pkwy
ZIP: 78414
(361) 994-5051
Primary
Total Enrollment 587
Faye Webb El
6953 Boardwalk
ZIP: 78414
(361) 878-2740
Primary
Total Enrollment 760
Kaffie Middle
5922 Brockhampton
ZIP: 78414
(361) 878-3700
Middle
Total Enrollment 1201
Kolda El
3730 Rodd Field Rd
ZIP: 78414
(361) 878-2980
Primary
Total Enrollment 499
Mireles El
7658 Cimarron
ZIP: 78414
(361) 994-6960
Primary
Total Enrollment 657
Moore El
6121 Durant
ZIP: 78414
(361) 878-2660
Primary
Total Enrollment 598
Corpus Christi College Prep H S
3501 S Padre Island Dr
ZIP: 78415
(361) 225-4240
High
Total Enrollment 77
Fannin El
2730 Gollihar
ZIP: 78415
(361) 878-2260
Primary
Total Enrollment 523
Galvan El
3126 Masterson
ZIP: 78415
(361) 878-2800
Primary
Total Enrollment 652
Hicks El
3602 Mcardle
ZIP: 78415
(361) 878-2200
Primary
Total Enrollment 736
Houston El
363 Norton St
ZIP: 78415
(361) 878-2520
Primary
Total Enrollment 512
Kostoryz El
3602 Panama
ZIP: 78415
(361) 878-2540
Primary
Total Enrollment 590
London El
1306 Fm 43
ZIP: 78415
(361) 855-0092
Primary
Total Enrollment 377
London H S
1306 Fm 43
ZIP: 78415
(361) 855-0092
Other
Total Enrollment 398
South Park Middle
3001 Mcardle
ZIP: 78415
(361) 878-4720
Middle
Total Enrollment 541
Student Support Center
2944 Cactus
ZIP: 78415
(361) 878-2840
Other
Total Enrollment 126
Travis El
3210 Churchill Dr
ZIP: 78415
(361) 878-2700
Primary
Total Enrollment 545
Accelerated Learning Center
4129 Greenwood Dr
ZIP: 78416
(361) 887-7766
Primary
Total Enrollment 76
Crockett El
2625 Belton St
ZIP: 78416
(361) 878-2220
Primary
Total Enrollment 497
Cunningham Middle
4321 Prescott
ZIP: 78416
(361) 878-4630
Middle
Total Enrollment 541
Dr M L Garza-gonzalez Charter School
4129 Greenwood Dr
ZIP: 78416
(361) 881-9988
Other
Total Enrollment 95
Garcia El
4401 Greenwood
ZIP: 78416
(361) 878-2280
Primary
Total Enrollment 759
Kennedy El
1102 Villarreal Dr
ZIP: 78416
(361) 806-5920
Primary
Total Enrollment 513
Martin Middle
3502 Greenwood
ZIP: 78416
(361) 878-4690
Middle
Total Enrollment 690
Mary Grett School
4402 Castenon
ZIP: 78416
(361) 878-1738
High
Total Enrollment 96
Moody H S
1818 Trojan Dr
ZIP: 78416
(361) 878-7340
High
Total Enrollment 1665
West Oso El
1526 Cliff Maus Dr
ZIP: 78416
(361) 806-5930
Primary
Total Enrollment 441
West Oso Isd Jjaep
5050 Rockford
ZIP: 78416
(361) 806-5900
Other
Total Enrollment 2
Los Encinos Ses
1826 Frio
ZIP: 78417
(361) 878-2600
Primary
Total Enrollment 370
Early Childhood Center
617 Purdue
ZIP: 78418
(361) 694-9036
Primary
Total Enrollment 542
Flour Bluff El
2501 Waldron Rd
ZIP: 78418
(361) 694-9500
Primary
Total Enrollment 813
Flour Bluff H S
2601 Waldron Rd
ZIP: 78418
(361) 694-9100
High
Total Enrollment 1974
Flour Bluff Int
377 Hustlin Hornet
ZIP: 78418
(361) 694-9400
Middle
Total Enrollment 801
Flour Bluff J H
207 Hustlin Hornet
ZIP: 78418
(361) 694-9300
Middle
Total Enrollment 892
Flour Bluff Pri
537 Hustlin Hornet
ZIP: 78418
(361) 694-9600
Primary
Total Enrollment 764
Nueces Co J J A E P
2505 Waldron Rd
ZIP: 78418
(361) 694-9205
Other
Total Enrollment 7
Seashore Learning Center
15801 S Padre Island Dr, Pmb 307
ZIP: 78418
(361) 949-1222
Primary
Total Enrollment 261
Seashore Middle Acad
15437 Spi Dr
ZIP: 78418
(361) 654-1134
Middle
Total Enrollment 210
Nueces Co J J A E P
9760 La Branch
ZIP: 78460
(361) 903-6400
High
Total Enrollment 1

Corpus Christi Private Schools

Central Catholic Elementary
1218 Comanche
ZIP: 78401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 96
St James Episcopal School
602 S Carancahua St
ZIP: 78401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 169
First Baptist School
3115 Ocean Dr
ZIP: 78404
Elementary
Total Enrollment 68
Incarnate Word Academy High School
2910 S Alameda St
ZIP: 78404
Secondary
Total Enrollment 320
Incarnate Word Academy Middle Level
2917 Austin St
ZIP: 78404
Elementary
Total Enrollment 222
Incarnate Word Academy-elem Level
450 Chamberlain St
ZIP: 78404
Elementary
Total Enrollment 224
Arlington Heights Christian School
9550 Leopard St
ZIP: 78410
Elementary
Total Enrollment 57
Annapolis Christian Academy
3875 S Staples St
ZIP: 78411
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 189
Montessori School-corpus Christi
901c Brawner Pkwy
ZIP: 78411
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
St Patrick School
3340 S Alameda St
ZIP: 78411
Elementary
Total Enrollment 229
Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Academy
5814 Williams Dr
ZIP: 78412
Elementary
Total Enrollment 161
St Pius X Catholic School
737 Saint Pius Dr
ZIP: 78412
Elementary
Total Enrollment 130
Mount Olive Lutheran Preschool
5101 Saratoga Blvd
ZIP: 78413
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Yorktown Christian Academy
5025a Yorktown Blvd
ZIP: 78413
Elementary
Total Enrollment 164
Coastal Bend Adventist Jr Academy
6645 Downing St
ZIP: 78414
Elementary
Total Enrollment 23
Bishop Garriga Middle School
3114 Saratoga Blvd
ZIP: 78415
Elementary
Total Enrollment 208
Christ The King Catholic School
1645 Arlington Dr
ZIP: 78415
Elementary
Total Enrollment 58
John Paul Ii High School
3036 Saratoga Blvd
ZIP: 78415
Secondary
Total Enrollment 426
Most Precious Blood Catholic School
3502 Saratoga Blvd
ZIP: 78415
Elementary
Total Enrollment 128
Primera Day School
1509 Tarlton St
ZIP: 78415
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Ss Cyril & Methodius Elementary School
5002 Kostoryz Rd
ZIP: 78415
Elementary
Total Enrollment 85
Holy Family Elementary School
2526 Soledad St
ZIP: 78416
Elementary
Total Enrollment 124
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