Corpus Christi, a mid-size city in Texas, has a population of approximately 322,000. With an average age of just under 37, the city's population ranks around the middle compared to other cities in Texas, which has an average age of 35. The majority of Corpus Christi residents own their homes, and 43% of residents rent. At $1,015 a month, the average rent is roughly on par with the state average.
Corpus Christi has a relatively large number of residents older than 25 who have a high school degree or equivalent (19%) compared to the Texas average. Further, 9% possess a Bachelor's degree and 4% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate. Many Corpus Christi residents work in one of three industries: healthcare, retail, and entertainment. Together, these industries make up 19% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 8% of residents work in sales, making it the top career path in the city. Corpus Christi workers take home an average annual income of just over $68,000, a little less than the average Texas resident. Corpus Christi's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345.
Averaging about 21 minutes, the commute time for Corpus Christi residents is shorter than the state average of about 27 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the most common means of commuting to work, opted for by 43% of workers, while public transit is not widely used. Not many commuters walk to work.