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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-
Corpus Christi is a city in Texas with a population of 324,692. Corpus Christi is in Nueces County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Corpus Christi offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Corpus Christi there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Corpus Christi and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Corpus Christi are above average.
About Corpus Christi...
Population
324,692

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$133,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$996
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    503.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    89.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    156.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    653
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,712.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    278.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

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I've lived in Corpus Christi my whole life. I've attended private and public schools. Gone to the community college and the university. Experienced the life before and after the age of 21. While we dont have amusement parks or a huge variety of nightlife activity, there is still plenty of things to do. Our beach could use improvement as we are a tourist destination but our visitors leave our beaches trashed. Our streets could use improvement. We do get street repairs however, they tend to take about a year long to get one road finished. The school district definitely is need of some work. I now have a family of my own and I have moved to the outskirts of CC to ensure my children go to a better school district. Spending time down on Ocean Dr. is absolutely beautiful and is definitely one of my favorite places. You can enjoy several activities from jogging down the bayfront to rental jet skis! People say there is nothing to do here, however, if you look around, there is plenty to do.
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I can’t imagine how CC has an A- rating. I lived there for 28 years. It went from a beautiful, safe, sparkling city to a dirty, crime ridden, pot hole filled city. The bay front is pretty, but other than that...no. The downtown is crumbling, the infrastructure and streets are horrible,and the city council is crooked and have no vision for the city. Most of all, it is DIRTY. The crime is through the roof! Be ready to chain everything down and lock it up. It’s a shame because it could be so much better. There has been no progress in at least 15 years and there never will be. The city is so in arrears, the roads won’t be fixed or anything improved upon. The utility rates, taxes, and insurance are some of the highest in the nation, so although housing and cost of living appears very affordable,mtge utility rates, taxes, and insurance offset the savings making no more affordable than anywhere else.
Corpus christi is a Great small town, everything is really close by. The downtown is small and cute and they have a great farmers market on Wednesday nights. It is super humid in the summer time so try and only go in the colder months. The sea food is great almost anywhere you go to eat, it is also sooo windy so be ready for that. It is one of the windiest cities, windier than chicago! Recently the city has been coming up and fast, the downtown is growing quickly and so is the involvement in the town. There has been a bigger collection of local people starting locally businesses and more supporting local than in the town. Corpus christi is a great place to live if you value community, they have been growing in a positive way towards this goal. I recommend heavily