Corpus Christi, Texas

80.9% of the population of Corpus Christi was White, 4.3% African American, 1.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 10.4% of some other race, and 2.5% of two or more races, according to the 2010 Census. The population of Corpus Christi was made up of about 62.23% people of Hispanic or Latino ancestry, of any race, and 33.3% non-Hispanic White people, a decrease from 56% in 1970. Demographic changes have also impacted Corpus Christi’s Culture.

Corpus Christi racial composition
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 96,019 30.21%
Black or African American (NH) 12,419 3.91%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 847 0.27%
Asian (NH) 7,519 2.37%
Pacific Islander (NH) 268 0.08%
Some Other Race (NH) 1,144 0.36%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 6,657 2.09%
Hispanic or Latino 192,990 60.71%
Total 317,863

In the city were 277,454 people, 98,791 homes, and 70,437 families in 2000, according to the census. There were 692.7 people per square kilometer, or 1,794.2 people per square mile. The 107,831 housing units had a density of 269,2/km2 (697.3/sq mi). The city’s population was made up of 71.62% White people, 4.67% African Americans, 0.64% Native Americans, 1.28% Asian people, 0.08% Pacific Islanders, 18.58% people of other races, and 3.13% people who identified as two or more races. 54.33% of people were Hispanics of any race.

Of the 98,791 homes, 36.1% had children under the age of 18, 50.9% were married couples, 15.4% were headed by women without husbands, and 28.7% did not have children. One person lived alone who was 65 years of age or older in 7.9% of all homes, which included about 23.2% of all households. There were 2.75 people per household and 3.27 people per family on average.

In the city, 28.1% of people were under the age of 18, 10.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24, 29.2% were between the ages of 25 and 44, 21.0% were between the ages of 45 and 64, and 11.1% were 65 or older. 33 years old was the median age. There were 95.6 men for every 100 females.

A family’s average income was $41,672. The median salary for men was $31,863 compared to $22,616 for women. The city’s per capita income was $17,419 per year. 14.1% of households and 17.6% of the population, including 22.9% of children under 18 and 15.5% of people over 65, lived in poverty.

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