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Corpus Christi
Nueces County, Texas

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Page Contents for Corpus Christi, Texas

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Corpus Christi is approximately 279,780 (2002), 305215 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 100,205 (1990), 112795 (2010).
The amount of land area in Corpus Christi is 349.581 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 781.914 sq kilometers.
The distance from Corpus Christi to Washington DC is 1436 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 181 miles. (as the crow flies)
Corpus Christi is positioned 27.70 degrees north of the equator and 97.29 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Corpus Christi elevation is 27 feet above sea level.
Corpus Christi per capita income is $ 14,678.00.
Corpus Christi median income is $ 33,290.00.
Corpus Christi average annual rainfall is 34 inches per year
Corpus Christi average annual humidity is 61%
Corpus Christi average temperature is 65 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 42 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 86 degrees F.


on the Texas gulf coast about halway between Houston and the Mexico border, 130 miles from San Antonio and 200 miles from Austin on I-37 and I-35.
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temperate. Here is a weather page for Corpus Christi.
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History & History Related Items

Though the area was explored in 1519, it remained just a name on a map for over 300 years. It wasn't until 1839 that a trading post was built in the area by Col. Henry Kinney. He was a good businessman and quickly expanded and grew until a thriving town became a trade center for all the area. During the mid-1920's, the Army Corps of Engineers dug a ship channel, transforming the bay into an international port. When the Naval Air Station came into the area, the city was again transformed. It's current appeal also as a tourist area fits more with founder Kinney's vision for Corpus Christi. Several islands offshore, among which are North Padre Island and the Mustang islands, add to the attraction.

Here is a history page from the city.
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Rockport-Fulton Visitor Center
Phone: 800-242-0071

USS Lexington - Museum on the Bay
Phone: 800-LADY-LEX
on Corpus Christi Beach

Art Museum of South Texas
1902 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Corpus Christi, Texas
Phone: (361) 825-3500
A large variety of exhibits with the special Christmas Tree Forest during December.

Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History/The ships of Christopher Columbus
1900 N. Chaparral
Corpus Christi, Texas
Phone: (361) 883-2862
The science and history exhibits also include some hands-on displays

Texas State Aquarium
2710 N. Shoreline Blvd
Corpus Christi, Texas
Phone: (361) 881-1200
Toll-free: (800) 477-4853
More than 250 species of sea life are features in over 350,000 gallons of sea water. Particular emphasis is given to plants and animals native to the Gulf of Mexico.

The Seawall, Downtown Bayfront

Buccaneer Days each year in late April honors the discovery of Corpus Christi Bay.

Bayfest in late September each year features the waterfront with boat races, parades and fireworks

Texas Jazz Festival in late July

Corpus Christi IceRays
"The Coolest Game in Town"
500 N. Water Street, Suite 412
Corpus Christi, TX 78471
Phone: (361) 814-7825
Fax: (361) 980-0003

Padre Island lies just across JFK Causeway and Intercoastal Waterways. For more information on the island, please contact the Padre Island Business Association at:
14493 S.P.I.D. A-313
Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Padre Island information.

Padre Island Beaches

Attractions in the area.

Coastal Bend Zoological Gardens
County Road 33
Phone: (361) 814-8000
The Zoo was closed in 2002 and is currently undergoing renovation by the current owners. They hope to be open to the public again soon, but need help to do so. If you are interested in assisting with either financing and or volunteering, please contact the Alleins at 361-658-1727. Information will be available when the gardens are re-opened.

Area Parks
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Corpus Christi City Government

City of Corpus Christi
City Hall
1201 Leopard St
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Phone: 361-880-3000
City Manager Phone: 361-880-3220
Mayor's Office: 361-880-3100

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 9277
Corpus Christi, Texas 78469

Corpus Christi Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
1201 N Shoreline Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Phone: 361-881-1800
Fax: 361-888-5627

Corpus Christi Hispanic Chamber
615 N Upper Broadway St # 870
Corpus Christi, TX 78477-0301
Phone: 361-887-7408

Corpus Christi Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
1201 N Shoreline Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Phone: 361-881-1800
Fax: 361-888-5627

Corpus Christi Hispanic Chamber
615 N Upper Broadway St # 870
Corpus Christi, TX 78477-0301
Phone: 361-887-7408

Corpus Christi Libraries

Corpus Christi Public Library
805 Comanche St
Corpus Christi, TX 78401-2715
Phone: 361-880-7000

Corpus Christi Schools

Five different, independent school districts serve the city. They are: Calallen ISD, Corpus Christi School District, Flour Bluff ISD, Tuloso-Midway ISD, West Oso IDS

Calallen ISD
4205 Wildcat Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78410
Phone: (361) 241-9321
Serving the western tip of the city.

Corpus Christi School District
801 Leopard St
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Phone: 361-886-9200
The largest of the five school districts in the city.

Flour Bluff ISD
2505 Waldron Rd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Phone: (361) 937-2635
Serving the eastern tip of Corpus Christi, including Naval Air Station Corpus Christi and northern Padre Island.

Tuloso-Midway ISD
9760 La Branch
Corpus Christi, TX 78410
Phone: (361) 241-3286
Serving the northwest portion of the city.

West Oso ISD
5050 Rockford
Corpus Christi, TX 78416
Phone: (361) 855-3321
Serving the south-central portion of the city commonly referred to as the "westside."

Seashore Learning Center
14493 SPID; Suite A, PMB 307
Corpus Christi, TX
Phone: (361) 949-1222
Exemplary Campus with small class sizes in a multi-age setting.


Del Mar College
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
Phone: 361-698-1200
Toll-free: 1-800-652-3357

Texas A&M - Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78412
Phone: 361-825-5700 Corpus Christi


The population of Corpus Christi was:
1990 - 254,453
2002 - 279,780

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