Crete, IL Population

Population: 7,346. Estimated population in July 2020: 8,772 (+19.4% change)
Males: 3,597 (49.0%), Females: 3,749 (51.0%)

Will County

Zip code: 60417

Median resident age: 40.7 years
Median household income: $67,671
Median house value: $154,900

Races in Crete:

  • White Non-Hispanic (84.3%)
  • Black (10.5%)
  • Hispanic (3.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Other race (0.9%)

Ancestries: German (36.7%), Irish (16.6%), Polish (10.2%), English (9.9%), Italian (9.8%), Dutch (5.6%).

Elevation: 730 feet

Land area: 6.4 square miles

Map of Crete, IL

Population

For population 25 years and over in Crete

  • High school or higher: 93.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 28.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 31.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Crete village

  • Never married: 19.6%
  • Now married: 66.0%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

1.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +628 (+9.3%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Crete:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Crete:

  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 19 miles; GARY, IN; Abbreviation: GYY)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 25 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: MDW)
  • CHICAGO O’HARE INTL (about 41 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: ORD)

Other public-use airports nearest to Crete:

  • SANGER (about 7 miles; MONEE, IL; Abbreviation: C56)
  • LANSING MUNI (about 9 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: IGQ)
  • TINLEY PARK HELISTOP (about 15 miles; CHICAGO/TINLEY PARK, IL; Abbreviation: TF8)

Amtrak stations near Crete:

  • 8 miles: DYER (SHEFFIELD RD.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 9 miles: HOMEWOOD (181 1ST ST. & PARK AVE.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: HAMMOND-WHITING (HAMMOND, 1135 CALUMET AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Crete:

  • PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE (about 4 miles; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,523)
  • GOVERNORS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 5 miles; UNIVERSITY PARK, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,191)
  • SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE (about 10 miles; SOUTH HOLLAND, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,599)
  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY-CALUMET CAMPUS (about 15 miles; HAMMOND, IN; Full-time enrollment: 6,312)
  • CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 17 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,836)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-OLIVE-HARVEY COLLEGE (about 17 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,004)
  • SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY (about 18 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,161)

Schools

Public high schools in Crete:

  • CRETE-MONEE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,520; Location: 760 W EXCHANGE ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CAP (Students: 51; Location: 1500 SANGAMON; Grades: 07 – 12)

Private high school in Crete:

  • ILLINOIS LUTH HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 94; Location: 448 CASS ST; Grades: 9 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Crete:

  • CRETE MONEE INTERMEDIATE CTR (Students: 745; Location: 1124 W NEW MONEE RD; Grades: 05 – 06)
  • CRETE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 708; Location: 435 NORTH ST; Grades: PK – 04)
  • CRETE-MONEE EDUCATION CENTER (Students: 131; Location: 1500 SANGAMON; Grades: KG – KG)

Private primary/middle schools in Crete:

  • CRETE EV LUTHERAN SCHOOLS (Students: 217; Location: 1610 MAIN STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • KAY CLARK (Students: 12; Location: 23935 KINGS ROAD; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Crete:

  • CRETE P.L.D. (Operating income: $819,038; Location: 1177 N. MAIN ST.; 53,252 books; 900 audio materials; 1,381 video materials; 197 serial subscriptions)

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