Crete, Nebraska facts for kids
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Downtown Crete: Main Avenue, looking south from 13th Street
Location of Crete within Saline County and Nebraska
|• Total||3.39 sq mi (8.77 km2)|
|• Land||3.34 sq mi (8.64 km2)|
|• Water||0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)|
|Elevation||1,352 ft (412 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||2,100.42/sq mi (810.90/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0828460|
The railroad was extended to the area in 1870, bringing settlers. In 1871, two rival towns merged to form a new town, which was named after Crete, Illinois, the former hometown of an early settler. Crete was once a contender for county seat.
Crete is located at(40.624790, -96.959178).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.97 square miles (7.69 km2), of which, 2.92 square miles (7.56 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census
At the 2010 census there were 6,960 people, 2,199 households, and 1,447 families living in the city. The population density was 2,383.6 inhabitants per square mile (920.3/km2). There were 2,389 housing units at an average density of 818.2 per square mile (315.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 70.6% White, 1.0% African American, 0.5% Native American, 2.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 23.1% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 35.7%.
Of the 2,199 households 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.9% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.2% were non-families. 27.2% of households were one person and 12.6% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.41.
The median age was 28.5 years. 25.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 19.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.6% were from 25 to 44; 20% were from 45 to 64; and 10.9% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.
Points of interest
- Doane University
- Doane College Historic Buildings
- Doane College Osterhout Arboretum
- Dana Altman, college basketball coach
- John William Chapman, Lieutenant Governor of Illinois
- Teri Steer, Olympic shot putter
- Harold Montelle Stephens, United States federal judge
In Spanish: Crete (Nebraska) para niños
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