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Corpus Christi, Texas

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Welcome to Corpus Christi ...

The coastal city of Corpus Christi is primarily located in Nueces County and is the County Seat for Nueces County. A portion of Corpus Christi extends into San Patricio County.

The location of Corpus Christi has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Corpus Christi has a population of 326,554 people<3> (see below for details).

Corpus Christi is near sea level<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Corpus Christi: (361)

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

Population Details ...

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 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 (which had a count of 277,454 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Corpus Christi had an population of 326,554 people. This is an increase of 6.99% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 17.7% since the 2000 Census).

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

Websites for Corpus Christi ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Junior League:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Corpus Christi. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Corpus Christi. Our list includes 81 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Corpus Christi ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Portland   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the North (N) of Corpus Christi

Located in San Patricio County

Ingleside   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Corpus Christi

Located in San Patricio County

Aransas Pass   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Corpus Christi

Located in San Patricio County

Port Aransas   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Corpus Christi

Taft   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) of Corpus Christi

Located in San Patricio County

Gregory   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) of Corpus Christi

Located in San Patricio County

Ingleside-On-the-Bay   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Corpus Christi

Located in San Patricio County

Harbor City   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Corpus Christi

Located in San Patricio County

Doyle   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) of Corpus Christi

Located in San Patricio County

Chapman Ranch   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Corpus Christi

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Corpus Christi.

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The official website for State of Texas:

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<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.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Corpus Christi.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Corpus Christi - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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.

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Corpus Christi

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Corpus Christi. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 27.7351, Longitude: -97.2811     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Corpus Christi have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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