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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      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%

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      Petronila, TX185$59,7508%
      Corpus Christi, TX320,050$52,1546%

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      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).