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Overview
Population:429,311
Pop. Change:9%
State: Texas
Metro Area:Corpus Christi Metro Area
County:Nueces, San Patricio, ... 3 total
City:Corpus Christi, Portland, ... 46 total
Zip Code:78415, 78412, ... 37 total
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Corpus Christi's Real Estate Market
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 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
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Corpus Christi Metro Area

Profile: Mid-sized city

Location: South Texas Gulf Coast, 140 miles southeast of San Antonio

Elevation: 44

Time zone: Central Standard Time

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Corpus Christi is a prosperous port town about 160 miles north of the Mexican border. It is a center for the petroleum and petrochemical industry, and a major shipping gateway on the Intracoastal Waterway. There is a military presence with two naval air stations in the vicinity, and a Texas A&M campus in town. The series of long barrier islands, particularly South Padre Island to the south, provide excellent beach, boating and wildlife viewing opportunities for tourists and residents alike. The local cultural amenities and museums in particular exceed what you might expect to find in such a town. Like many Texas coastal towns, the area has a good economy, low housing costs and cost of living, (79.9) and a warm humid climate, but also brings some of the high crime rates found in other places along the Gulf.

Corpus Christi is located on Corpus Christi Bay, an inlet off the Gulf of Mexico. The climatic conditions vary between the humid subtropical region to the northeast along the Texas coast and the semiarid region to the west and southwest. Summer days are consistent with highs ranging from the mid-80s to the mid-90s with moderating Gulf breezes late in the afternoon. Summer evenings and mornings are warm with lows seldom below 70[dg]F. 100[dg]F temperatures are rare at the coast but common a few miles inland. Winter months have the least rainfall and are quite mild with just a few days below freezing. Severe tropical storms occur about once every 10 years, with lesser storms once every 5 years. Snow falls an average of once every 2 years.

Interesting Facts about the Corpus_Christi, Texas Metro Area

As of 2014, Corpus Christi Metro Area's population is 429,311 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 9.28 percent.

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The median home cost in Corpus Christi Metro Area is $115,100. Home appreciation the last year has been 5.90 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Corpus Christi Metro Area's cost of living is 15.30% Lower than the U.S. average.

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Corpus Christi Metro Area public schools spend $10,780 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 14.8 students per teacher in Corpus Christi Metro Area.

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The unemployment rate in Corpus Christi Metro Area is 4.60 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Corpus Christi Metro Area jobs have Increased by 2.81 percent.


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Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Corpus Christi Metro Area's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes


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