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Crete
Village
Country United States
State Illinois
County Will
Coordinates 41°27′21″N 87°37′8″W / 41.45583°N 87.61889°W / 41.45583; -87.61889
Area 9.63 sq mi (25 km²)
 - land 9.61 sq mi (25 km²)
 - water 0.02 sq mi (0 km²)
Population 10,000 (2000)
Density 1,151.8 /sq mi (445 /km²)
Founded 1836
Mayor Michael Einhorn
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 60417
Area code 708
Location in Will County and the state of Illinois.
Location in Will County and the state of Illinois.
Wikimedia Commons: Crete, Illinois
Website: villageofcrete.org

Crete is a village in Will County, Illinois, United States. The population was 7,346 at the 2000 census. Originally named Wood's Corner, it was founded in 1836 by Vermonters Dyantha and Willard Wood.

Geography

Crete is located at 41°27′21″N 87°37′8″W / 41.45583°N 87.61889°W / 41.45583; -87.61889 (41.455910, -87.618798).

According to the 2010 census, Crete has a total area of 9.627 square miles (24.93 km2), of which 9.61 square miles (24.89 km2) (or 99.82%) is land and 0.017 square miles (0.04 km2) (or 0.18%) is water. Crete is located about 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Illinois Route 394 and within 40 miles (64 km) of downtown Chicago.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 539
1890 642 19.1%
1900 700 9.0%
1910 840 20.0%
1920 945 12.5%
1930 1,429 51.2%
1940 1,772 24.0%
1950 2,298 29.7%
1960 3,463 50.7%
1970 4,656 34.4%
1980 5,417 16.3%
1990 6,773 25.0%
2000 7,346 8.5%
2010 8,259 12.4%
Est. 2015 8,191 −0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 7,346 people, 2,704 households, and 2,090 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,151.8 people per square mile (444.6/km²). There were 2,807 housing units at an average density of 440.1 per square mile (169.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 86.46% White, 10.47% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.75% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.93% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.63% of the population.

There were 2,704 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.4% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.7% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the village, the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $67,671, and the median income for a family was $73,987. Males had a median income of $51,191 versus $31,090 for females. The per capita income for the village was $29,671. About 0.6% of families and 1.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.2% of those under age 18 and 3.7% of those age 65 or over.

Local attractions

  • Crete is home to Balmoral Park Racetrack.
  • The forest preserve along with Plum Creek (Goodenow Grove), a park with ice skating and sledding in the winter, and hiking in the summer. (Goodenow Grove does, however, have a Beecher, Illinois address.)

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