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Sparkling City by the Sea

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78401, 78402, 78404, 78405, 78406, 78407, 78408, 78409, 78410, 78411, 78412, 78413, 78414, 78415, 78416, 78417, 78418, 78419, 78473

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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.

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Corpus Christi location: 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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Climate & Weather

The weather in Corpus Christi is temperate. Here is a weather page for Corpus Christi.
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.
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History & History Related Items

Corpus Christi history:

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.

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Corpus Christi attractions:

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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