Crete Information

Crete Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Crete, IL

General Crete Information

State: Illinois

County: Will County

Close cities: Markham, IL, Lansing, IL, Steger, IL, Chicago Heights, IL, Lynwood, IL, Ford Heights, IL, Richton Park, IL, Park Forest, IL, Homewood, IL, Country Club Hills, IL, Glenwood, IL, Hazel Crest, IL, Sauk Village, IL, Matteson, IL, Olympia Fields, IL, Flossmoor, IL, Monee, IL, Thornton, IL, East Hazel Crest, IL, Willowbrook, IL, South Chicago Heights, IL, Beecher, IL, University Park, IL

Crete Population (census data)
Total 8,999 (+19.8% since 2000)
Male 4,406 (49.0%)
Female 4,593 (51.0%)

Population Density: 1,411 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 100.9 (US Avg is 100)

Crete Elevation: 730 feet above sea level

Incorporated in 1880

Land Area: 6.38 square miles

Median Household Income: $77,615

Zip Codes: 60417.

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Crete Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (84.3%)
  • Black (10.5%)
  • Hispanic (3.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Other race (0.9%)
Ancestry Information:
  • German (36.7%)
  • Irish (16.6%)
  • Polish (10.2%)
  • English (9.9%)
  • Italian (9.8%)
  • Dutch (5.6%)

Local Crete Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs
NFL Football: Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts
NBA Basketball: Chicago Bulls
NHL Hockey: Chicago Blackhawks
NCAA Sports: Chicago State University, University of Illinois, DePaul University

Crete School Information

High Schools
Crete-Monee High School (760 W Exchange Street, Crete, IL, 60417 - Crete Monee Community Unit School District 201U District)
Elementary Schools
Crete Elementary School (435 North Street, Crete, IL, 60417 - Crete Monee Community Unit School District 201U District)
Other/Private Schools
Crete Monee Intermediate Center (1124 W New Monee Road, Crete, IL, 60417 - Crete Monee Community Unit School District 201U District)
Crete-Monee Education Center (1500 Sangamon Street, Crete, IL, 60417 - Crete Monee Community Unit School District 201U District)

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