Corpus Christi, Texas

Corpus Christi: The second most populous city in Texas and the center of the Corpus Christi metropolitan area. It is located on the Gulf Coast of Texas. Corpus Christi is known for its beaches, its seafood, and its many attractions, such as the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History and the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay.


Corpus Christi is a city located in the county of Nueces in the U.S. state of Texas. Its population at the 2010 census was 305,215 and a population density of 234 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 327,248 inhabitants.

The city was created 185 years ago in 1838.

Corpus Christi is a coastal city located in south Texas along the Gulf of Mexico. With a population of over 327,000 in the metro area, it is the 8th largest city in the state.

Corpus Christi offers a more laidback vibe compared to other major Texas cities. It is known for its beaches, water sports, and attractions related to its maritime heritage.

Top Attractions and Activities

Corpus Christi Beach

This beautiful beach stretching along Corpus Christi Bay is perfect for swimming, sandcastle building, beachcombing, kiteboarding and more. Visit the historic Corpus Christi Pier for fishing.

USS Lexington Museum

Tour the massive retired aircraft carrier now home to exhibits on naval aviation history. You can also do flight simulators.

Texas State Aquarium

Get up close to Gulf of Mexico marine life like sharks, dolphins, and stingrays at this family-friendly top attraction.

Padre Island National Seashore

Located just south of the city, this protected coastline offers 70 miles of undisturbed beaches, sand dunes, birdwatching, sea turtle nesting and recreational activities.

Selena Museum

Learn about Tejano music singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, a Corpus Christi native, at this museum located inside her family's former boutique.

Planning Your Visit

Spring and fall bring pleasant weather, with very hot summers.

Lodging ranges from beach rentals to budget motels along highways. A car rental is recommended for getting around.

Corpus Christi International Airport serves the region.

Corpus Christi locator map
Location of Corpus Christi on Texas map.

Quick Facts about Corpus Christi

Population : 327,248 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
County : Nueces County
Twitter username : cityofcc
Postal code : 78404–78418, 78401–78402
Phone Area Codes : 361
Area : 1304.23 km2
Named for : Body of Christ
Altitude : 7 feet / 2 meters
Capital city : Corpus Christi is capital of Nueces County
Establishment : January 01, 1839 (185 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 21:30:41 (29th February 2024)
Density : 251 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 6.73% (2010-2020)
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DowntownCorpusChristiFromBridge image


Corpus Christi is located at 27°48'2"N 97°23'47"W (27.8005800, -97.3963800).

Corpus Christi map

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The population of Corpus Christi increased by 6.73% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 305,215 - census
2011 308,103 0.94% estimation process
2012 312,390 1.37% estimation process
2013 317,043 1.47% estimation process
2014 320,765 1.16% estimation process
2015 324,672 1.2% estimation process
2016 325,786 0.34% estimation process
2017 325,568 -0.07% estimation process
2018 326,307 0.23% estimation process
2019 326,586 0.09% estimation process
2020 327,248 0.2% estimation process

Corpus Christi zip code is 78401. County name: Nueces, County fips: 48355

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People born in Corpus Christi (189)

People born in Corpus Christi, including actress Farrah Fawcett, actress and singer Caitlyn Taylor Love, actress Eva Longoria, .


  • Terry Labonte (American racing driver) he was born in 16/11/1956
  • Martha Tilton (American singer) she was born in 14/11/1915
  • Brian Leetch (American Hall of Fame Ice Hockey Defenseman) he was born in 03/03/1968
  • Patrick Califia (American writer) was born in 08/03/1954
  • Bobby Julich (American cyclist) he was born in 19/11/1971
  • Raymond Berry (American football player and coach) he was born in 27/02/1933
  • Billy Powell (American musician) he was born in 03/06/1952
  • Gary Reed (athletics competitor) he was born in 25/10/1981
  • David Carson (American graphic designer) he was born in 08/09/1955
  • Joe Gallardo (American jazz musician and composer) he was born in 22/09/1939
  • Bobby Labonte (American racecar driver) he was born in 08/05/1964
  • Robert N. Proctor (American historian) he was born in 25/06/1954
  • Farrah Forke (American actress) she was born in 12/01/1968
  • Sean Bobbitt (American-born British cinematographer) he was born in 29/11/1958
  • Chet Edwards (Texas politician) he was born in 24/11/1951
  • Blake Farenthold (Republican Congressman from Texas) he was born in 12/12/1961
  • Danny Lohner (American musician) he was born in 13/12/1970
  • Kirby Chambliss (American air racer) he was born in 18/10/1959

Schools in Corpus Christi

College & universities near Corpus Christi, TX

Code Name City ZIP
224350 Del Mar College Corpus Christi (TX) 78404-3897
228185 South Texas Barber College Inc Corpus Christi (TX) 78415
456931 Platt College-STVT-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi (TX) 78416
224147 Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi (TX) 78412-5503
491066 Strand Institute of Beauty & Esthetics Portland (TX) 78374

Post offices near Corpus Christi

Post Office Name City ZIP
Downtown Corpus Chr Post Office Corpus Christi (TX) 78401
Corpus Chr Post Office Corpus Christi (TX) 78469
Dr H P Garcia Post Office Corpus Christi (TX) 78469
Six Poin Post Office Corpus Christi (TX) 78404
Roy Miller Post Office Corpus Christi (TX) 78405

Other cities in Nueces County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Nueces County , TX.

City Name Population Title
Robstown 11,133 City in Nueces County, Texas, United States
Port Aransas 4,409 City in Texas, United States
Bishop 3,043 City in Nueces County, Texas, United States
Agua Dulce 798 Human settlement in Nueces County, Texas, United States of America
Driscoll 740 City in Nueces County, Texas, United States
Petronila 112 City in Texas, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Corpus Christi distances to largest Texas cities