Corpus Christi has the 7th largest CBSA in Texas, with an estimated population of 413,887 in 2006, representing 12.5% growth over the 1990 census.
The Corpus Christi CBSA (core based statistical area) rank by population is 113th in the United States.
Corpus Christi is a strong tourist market. In 2004, an estimated 6.7 million visitors injected $1.1 billion into our economy, and the tourism industry accounted for 19,579 tourism-related jobs.
The Port of Corpus Christi is the 6th largest port in the United States by tonnage shipped.
The Corpus Christi area has a strong military presence with Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi, Naval Station-Ingleside, Naval Air Station- Kingsville, U.S. Army Depot and the U.S. Coast Guard accounting for more than 15,000 military and civilian jobs.
The Corpus Christi area has two major universities and two community colleges with more than 28,000 students enrolled.
Sources: DemographicsNow.com, 2006
Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corporation
Corpus Christi Convention & Visitors Bureau