Corpus Christi 74 Excellent
Corpus Christi Livability #733 ranked city in Texas#8,192 ranked city in the USARanks better than 72% of areas
A+ Corpus Christi Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B Corpus Christi Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% lower than Texas
Corpus Christi
919% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Corpus Christi cost of living
F Corpus Christi Crime Total crime is 51% higher than Texas
Total crime
4,24070% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2470% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-4%Year over year crime is down
Corpus Christi crime
C- Corpus Christi Employment Household income is 5% lower than Texas
Median household income
$52,1546% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$26,10912% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%20% lower than the US average
Corpus Christi employment
B- Corpus Christi Housing Home value is 17% lower than Texas
Median home value
$118,90036% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9203% lower than the US average
Home ownership
56%12% lower than the US average
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B+ Corpus Christi Schools HS graduation rate is 2% lower than Texas
High school grad. rates
76%8% lower than the US average
School test scores
69%40% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:11% higher than the US average
Corpus Christi K-12 schools
C- Corpus Christi User Ratings There are a total of 44 ratings in Corpus Christi
Overall user rating
59% 44 total ratings
User reviews rating
57% 18 total reviews
User surveys rating
63% 26 total surveys
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      Living in Corpus Christi, TX

      Corpus Christi, Texas is a large city with a population of 320,050 residents. The majority of Corpus Christi residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Corpus Christi are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 35% of the population also speak Spanish.

      Whether you’re relocating to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Corpus Christi could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Texas if you know where to search. To help you find the best places to live in and around Corpus Christi, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, weather, education, housing and more.

      Corpus Christi, TX receives 80 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #418 in Texas and #1,984 in the USA. Based on this score, Corpus Christi would be considered a very livable city! The cherry on top is that Corpus Christi also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Corpus Christi has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A+), cost of living (B), weather (A), education (B+) and housing (B-). On a less positive note, Corpus Christi does not have favorable ranks for the following: crime (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Corpus Christi has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: USS LEXINGTON, Texas State Aquarium, and Padre Island National Seashore.

      Knowing that the Corpus Christi schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 69%, which is far higher than the national average.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Corpus Christi. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Corpus Christi are affordable.

      Corpus Christi transportation information

      StatisticCorpus ChristiTexasNational
      Average one way commute19min26min26min
      Workers who drive to work82.4%80.3%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.6%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.7%1.5%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.3%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.7%1.6%2.8%
      Working from home2.0%4.3%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Corpus Christi, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).