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Income/capita 12%
Household income 6%
Unemployment 20%
IndexCorpus ChristiTexasNational
Income per capita$26,109$27,828$29,829
Median household income$52,154$54,727$55,322
Median income owner occupied$67,813$70,980$70,586
Median income renter occupied$36,417$36,330$35,192
Median earnings male$37,243$36,153$36,919
Median earnings female$21,815$25,035$26,250
Unemployment rate3.7%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level16.6%16.7%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Corpus Christi is 12% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Corpus Christi is 6% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Corpus Christi is 20% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Corpus Christi is 10% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $34,765$52,154$104,308
      City
      $36,481$54,727$109,454
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Corpus Christi median earnings by income bracket

      Corpus Christi employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry14.2%1.6%
      Manufacturing sector9.6%0.5%
      Financial & insurance services1.9%4.8%
      Wholesale & retail services14.0%14.2%
      Public administration8.5%4.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.8%2.0%
      Education, health & social services10.1%39.5%
      Other33.0%29.8%

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      Del Sol, TX230$101,64884%
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      Morgan Farm, TX413$61,00010%
      Ingleside, TX9,776$60,4149%
      Petronila, TX185$59,7508%
      Corpus Christi, TX320,050$52,1546%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Riverside, CA318,678$58,9797%
      St. Louis, MO316,030$36,80933%
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      Santa Ana, CA333,605$54,0622%
      Pittsburgh, PA305,305$42,45023%
      Corpus Christi, TX320,050$52,1546%
      Source: The Corpus Christi, TX employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).