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Welcome to Corpus Christi ...

The coastal city of Corpus Christi is located on the Gulf Coast.

Corpus Christi is primarily located in Nueces County<1> and is the County Seat for Nueces County. A portion of Corpus Christi extends into Kleberg County, San Patricio County and Aransas County.

When the people of Corpus Christi refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Corpus Christian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Corpus Christi has a population of 326,570 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Corpus Christi.

The community of Corpus Christi is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: Corpus Christi lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Corpus Christi is located in the (361) area code.

The ZIP codes for Corpus Christi: 78401-78419, 78426-78427, 78460-78461, 78463, 78465-78478, 78480<5>

Websites for Corpus Christi ...

Official Website:   www.ci.corpus-christi.tx.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.corpuschristichamber.org/

Junior League:   www.jlcc.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Corpus Christi had an population of 326,570 people. This is an increase of 7% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 17.7% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Corpus Christi had a population of 305,215 people (which is 89.71% of the total population of Nueces County). This makes Corpus Christi the county's most populous community.

The population of Corpus Christi represents 1.21% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 305,215 people, the population of Corpus Christi increased 10.01% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 277,454 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Corpus Christi.

Communities near Corpus Christi ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Corpus Christi.

  • Portland (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
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    • Portland lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Corpus Christi and is located in San Patricio County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,768 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portland<7>
  • Robstown (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robstown
    • Robstown lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Corpus Christi and is located in Nueces County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,133 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robstown have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robstown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Robstown<7>
  • Ingleside (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ingleside
    • Ingleside lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Corpus Christi and is located in San Patricio County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,043 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ingleside have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ingleside
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ingleside<7>
  • Sinton (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sinton
    • Sinton lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Corpus Christi and is located in San Patricio County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,281 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sinton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sinton<7>
  • Taft (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taft
    • Taft lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Corpus Christi and is located in San Patricio County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,886 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taft have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taft
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taft<7>
  • Odem (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odem
    • Odem lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Corpus Christi and is located in San Patricio County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,380 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odem
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Odem<7>
  • Gregory (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gregory
    • Gregory lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Corpus Christi and is located in San Patricio County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,866 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gregory have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gregory
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gregory<7>
  • Ingleside-On-the-Bay (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ingleside-On-the-Bay
    • Ingleside-On-the-Bay lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Corpus Christi and is located in San Patricio County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 608 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ingleside-On-the-Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ingleside-On-the-Bay
  • Petronila (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petronila
    • Petronila lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Corpus Christi and is located in Nueces County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 112 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petronila have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petronila
  • Viola (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Viola
    • Viola lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Corpus Christi and is located in Nueces County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Viola have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Viola

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Corpus Christi. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Corpus Christi.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Corpus Christi. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Corpus Christi.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Corpus Christi. Our list includes 81 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Corpus Christi.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Corpus Christi ...

Looking for more information about Corpus Christi? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Corpus Christi, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Corpus Christi.

Adding Corpus Christi to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Corpus Christi in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

We originally found mention of Corpus Christi in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Corpus Christi on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Corpus Christi

Cities, Towns and Villages of Texas

About Nueces County

About Texas

The official website for Corpus Christi: www.ci.corpus-christi.tx.us/

The official website for Nueces County: www.co.nueces.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Nueces, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Corpus Christi refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Corpus Christi may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Corpus Christi.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Corpus Christi - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Corpus Christi). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Corpus Christi or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Corpus Christi includes: 78401, 78402, 78403, 78404, 78405, 78406, 78407, 78408, 78409, 78410, 78411, 78412, 78413, 78414, 78415, 78416, 78417, 78418, 78426, 78460, 78463, 78465, 78466, 78467, 78468, 78469, 78470, 78471, 78472, 78473, 78474, 78475, 78476, 78477 & 78478.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Corpus Christi) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Corpus Christi. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Corpus ChristiOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Corpus Christi. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 27.7712, Longitude: -97.4151    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




 

 

 

 

 


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