Crete, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 8,165 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +11.1%
 
Males: 4,055  (49.7%)
Females: 4,110  (50.3%)
Median resident age:

45.7 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 60417, 60475, 60484.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $72,145 (it was $67,671 in 2000)
Crete:

$72,145
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $36,348 (it was $29,671 in 2000)

Crete village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $173,364 (it was $154,300 in 2000)
Crete:

$173,364
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $250,326; detached houses: $258,271; townhouses or other attached units: $208,902; in 2-unit structures: $273,397; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $179,954; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $134,106; mobile homes: $113,012

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,010.

March 2019 cost of living index in Crete: 100.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 3.8%
(5.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.4% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Crete, IL (2010)
    • 5,17762.7%White alone
    • 2,29327.8%Black alone
    • 5236.3%Hispanic
    • 1401.7%Two or more races
    • 871.1%Asian alone
    • 180.2%American Indian alone
    • 160.2%Other race alone
    • 50.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Crete detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Crete, Illinois as of July 14, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Crete is 486 to 1.


Crime rates in Crete by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(11.8)
1
(11.4)
1
(11.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.1)
0
(0.0)
4
(48.7)
0
(0.0)
4
(49.1)
2
(24.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(23.6)
4
(45.6)
5
(55.7)
5
(55.6)
6
(66.4)
9
(99.5)
13
(157.4)
5
(60.2)
3
(36.2)
1
(12.2)
4
(48.7)
5
(61.2)
7
(85.9)
1
(12.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
12
(141.3)
16
(182.4)
48
(534.4)
21
(233.4)
10
(110.6)
1
(11.1)
5
(60.5)
11
(132.4)
14
(169.1)
4
(48.7)
6
(73.1)
11
(134.6)
12
(147.2)
14
(171.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
25
(294.5)
21
(239.4)
28
(311.7)
24
(266.7)
41
(453.5)
39
(431.4)
39
(472.2)
42
(505.4)
26
(314.1)
28
(340.8)
27
(328.8)
27
(330.4)
20
(245.4)
16
(196.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
160
(1,885)
176
(2,006)
117
(1,303)
141
(1,567)
182
(2,013)
137
(1,515)
153
(1,853)
133
(1,600)
130
(1,570)
104
(1,266)
106
(1,291)
108
(1,322)
111
(1,362)
108
(1,326)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
9
(106.0)
7
(79.8)
2
(22.3)
9
(100.0)
11
(121.7)
3
(33.2)
8
(96.9)
12
(144.4)
5
(60.4)
4
(48.7)
5
(60.9)
5
(61.2)
7
(85.9)
8
(98.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(47.1)
2
(22.8)
1
(11.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(44.2)
1
(12.1)
1
(12.0)
2
(24.2)
2
(24.3)
1
(12.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.3)
1
(12.3)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)149.2162.7208.2152.7164.0125.5183.9155.5144.091.8147.7126.2173.0132.3

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City-data.com crime index in Crete, IL

Crime rate in Crete detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 21 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.33
Illinois average:

2.09
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Ancestries: German (15.8%), American (6.1%), Italian (5.0%), Irish (4.6%), Lithuanian (2.8%), Polish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/16/1880

Elevation: 730 feet

Land area: 6.38 square miles.

Population density: 1,280 people per square mile   (low).

Crete, Illinois map

289 residents are foreign born (2.6% Latin America, 0.6% Europe).

This village:

3.5%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $6,159 (3.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $5,357 (3.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hammond, IN (12.6 miles , pop. 83,048).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (26.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Steger, IL (1.1 miles ),
South Chicago Heights, IL (1.5 miles ),
Sauk Village, IL (1.9 miles ),
Ford Heights, IL (2.0 miles ),
Park Forest, IL (2.0 miles ),
Chicago Heights, IL (2.0 miles ),
University Park, IL (2.1 miles ),
Olympia Fields, IL (2.4 miles )

Latitude: 41.46 N, Longitude: 87.62 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,093 (-13.2%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 643 (15.7%)

Area code: 708

Distribution of median household income in Crete, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Crete, IL in 2017

Property values in Crete, IL

Crete satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 24 buildings, average cost: $117,900
  • 1998: 31 buildings, average cost: $160,800
  • 1999: 32 buildings, average cost: $163,200
  • 2000: 35 buildings, average cost: $192,700
  • 2001: 39 buildings, average cost: $178,000
  • 2002: 55 buildings, average cost: $158,100
  • 2003: 39 buildings, average cost: $178,200
  • 2004: 55 buildings, average cost: $162,700
  • 2005: 46 buildings, average cost: $226,100
  • 2006: 33 buildings, average cost: $230,000
  • 2007: 13 buildings, average cost: $217,500
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $214,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $195,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Crete, IL residents
Average permit cost in Crete, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.9%
Illinois:

4.5%
Historical population in Crete, IL
Historical housing units in Crete, IL

Population change in the 1990s: +628 (+9.3%).
Most common industries in Crete, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (10.4%)
  • Educational services (8.7%)
  • Health care (8.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.4%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Educational services (4.3%)
  • Truck transportation (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.1%)
  • Educational services (13.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.5%)
  • Construction (4.3%)
  • Public administration (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Crete, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (2.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.8%)
  • Top executives (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Registered nurses (5.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.4%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.7%)

Average climate in Crete, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Crete, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 96.1. This is worse than average.

City:

96.1
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.275. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.275
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 11.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.8
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.28. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.28
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 21.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.9
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.44. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.44
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0213. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0213
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Crete-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 65% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 25.3 miles away from the Crete village center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.4 miles away from the village center killed 33 people and injured 500 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Crete-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 208.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 182.8 miles away from Crete center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 66.4 miles away from Crete center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 240.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 206.5 miles away from Crete center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 199.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Will County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Snowstorms: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Crete topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Crete:

  • HEALTHY HEART NURSE, INC (24560 S KINGS ROAD)
  • ST JAMES MANOR AND VILLA (1521 EAST RICHTON ROAD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Crete:

  • FMC - STEGER DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 1 miles away; STEGER, IL)
  • WOODSIDE EXTENDED CARE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SOUTH CHICAGO HEIGHT, IL)
  • RIVER OAKS TERRACE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SOUTH CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL)
  • PRAIRIE HOUSE (Hospital, about 4 miles away; SAUK VILLAGE, IL)
  • CAROLE LANE TERRACE (Hospital, about 4 miles away; SAUK VILLAGE, IL)
  • BURNHAM HOUSE (Hospital, about 4 miles away; UNIVERSITY PARK, IL)
  • WILLOW HOUSE (Hospital, about 4 miles away; UNIVERSITY PARK, IL)

Amtrak stations near Crete:

  • 6 miles: DYER (SHEFFIELD RD.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 8 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/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Crete:

  • Prairie State College (about 5 miles; Chicago Heights, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,050)
  • Governors State University (about 6 miles; University Park, IL; FT enrollment: 4,043)
  • South Suburban College (about 11 miles; South Holland, IL; FT enrollment: 3,972)
  • Purdue University-Calumet Campus (about 12 miles; Hammond, IN; FT enrollment: 7,343)
  • Indiana University-Northwest (about 17 miles; Gary, IN; FT enrollment: 4,390)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College (about 18 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,110)
  • Saint Xavier University (about 19 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 3,576)

Public high school in Crete:

Private high school in Crete:

  • ILLINOIS LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 134, Location: 1610 MAIN ST, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Crete:

  • CRETE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 473, Location: 435 NORTH ST, Grades: KG-5)
  • BALMORAL ELEM SCH (Location: 1124 W NEW MONEE RD, Grades: KG-5)
  • CRETE-MONEE SIXTH GRADE CNTR (Location: 760 W EXCHANGE ST, Grades: 5-6)

Private elementary/middle schools in Crete:

  • MOTHER TERESA CATHOLIC ACADEMY (Students: 310, Location: 24201 S KINGS RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • ILLINOIS LUTHERAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 192, Location: 448 CASS ST, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Crete

Library in Crete:

  • CRETE PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $1,378,606; Location: 1177 NORTH MAIN STREET; 68,173 books; 1,495 audio materials; 2,438 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 205 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Crete: Lincoln Oaks Golf Course (A), Lincolnshire Country Club (B), Crete Village Hall (C), Crete Public Library (D), Crete Fire Department Station 2 (E), Crete Fire Department Station 1 (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Crete include: Crete United Methodist Church (A), Trinity Lutheran Church (B), Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Adams Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Deer Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Crete: Crete Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Adventure Trails Family Fun Center (Amusement & Theme Parks; 955 Main Street), Double - O -Ranch (Arcades & Amusements; 26408-Harvest Lane).

Birthplace of: Porter J. McCumber - Politician.

Will County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Crete and their reported violations in the past:

CRETE (Population served: 8,259, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-17-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-17-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-06-2011)
BALMORAL HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-19-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-24-2011)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-02-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-14-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-03-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-19-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-19-2010)
DIXIE ESTATES SUBDIVISION (Population served: 180, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-02-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-14-2011), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-09-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-25-2011), St BCA signed (MAR-28-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-28-2007), St Compliance achieved (DEC-04-2007)
BECKWITH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-14-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAY-21-2014)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-02-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-14-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-07-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-19-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-19-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-08-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-2011)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Crete that have no violations reported:

  • KINGS ROAD PROFESSIONAL BLD (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH (110387) (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This village:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

70.6%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

5.0%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
73 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
128 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Crete (2011 data):

  • First Midwest Bank: Crete Branch at 1290 East Steger Road, branch established on 2005/11/15. Info updated 2011/12/22: Bank assets: $7,848.0 mil, Deposits: $6,529.2 mil, headquarters in Itasca, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 100 total offices, Holding Company: First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.
  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: Main Street Branch at 1380 Main Street, branch established on 1948/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/14: Bank assets: $97,264.0 mil, Deposits: $75,624.6 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, 717 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Montreal
  • MB Financial Bank, National Association: Crete In Walt's Branch at 1100 East Exchange Avenue, branch established on 2008/02/15. Info updated 2010/04/27: Bank assets: $9,792.4 mil, Deposits: $7,757.4 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 93 total offices, Holding Company: Mb Financial, Inc
  • First United Bank: at 700 Exchange Street, branch established on 1972/05/06. Info updated 2010/07/29: Bank assets: $354.7 mil, Deposits: $338.6 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Crete Bancorporation, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Crete:

Marital status in Crete, IL
  • Never married: 27.1%
  • Now married: 51.8%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

For population 25 years and over in Crete:

  • High school or higher: 93.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Crete
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Crete, IL (based on Will County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic212,25239
Evangelical Protestant46,404188
Mainline Protestant31,31373
Other12,57420
Black Protestant7,42616
Orthodox1,5366
None366,055-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 85
This county:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Will County:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 32
Will County:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 122
Will County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 286
This county:

4.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.7%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Will County:

26.3%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.4%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

52.9%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

51.6%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Crete:

28.8
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Crete:

20.8%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Crete:

9.6%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Crete:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

37.0%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Crete:

59.0%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.3%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Crete, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 18$105,355$70,2374$5,921
Other and Unallocable 6$29,048$58,09611$11,461
Streets and Highways 5$28,855$69,2523$8,256
Water Supply 3$18,029$72,1160$0
Financial Administration 2$6,581$39,4863$3,936
Other Government Administration 2$11,086$66,5160$0
Police - Other 1$3,363$40,35613$9,674
Sewerage 1$5,277$63,3240$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 30$48,623
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 38$207,594$65,55664$87,871

Crete government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,000 ($0.37)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,175,000 ($266.38)
    General - Other: $1,106,000 ($135.46)
    Central Staff Services: $1,035,000 ($126.76)
    Regular Highways: $1,029,000 ($126.03)
    Local Fire Protection: $912,000 ($111.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $624,000 ($76.42)
    Sewerage: $480,000 ($58.79)
    Water Utilities: $443,000 ($54.26)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $235,000 ($28.78)
    Financial Administration: $208,000 ($25.47)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $120,000 ($14.70)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $3,346,000 ($409.80)
    Benefit Payments: $249,000 ($30.50)
    Withdrawals: $16,000 ($1.96)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $114,000 ($13.96)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $88,000 ($10.78)
    Central Staff Services: $17,000 ($2.08)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,397,000 ($416.04)

Crete government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $715,000 ($87.57)
    Sewerage: $584,000 ($71.52)
    Other: $432,000 ($52.91)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $254,000 ($31.11)
    Local Employee Contribution: $98,000 ($12.00)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $-170,000 ($-20.82)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $44,000 ($5.39)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $550,000 ($67.36)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $364,000 ($44.58)
    General Revenue - Other: $259,000 ($31.72)
    Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($1.22)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $539,000 ($66.01)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,662,000 ($203.55)
    Highways: $29,000 ($3.55)
  • Tax - Property: $3,811,000 ($466.75)
    Public Utilities Sales: $761,000 ($93.20)
    Other Selective Sales: $269,000 ($32.95)
    Other License: $129,000 ($15.80)

Crete government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,335,000 ($285.98)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,005,000 ($245.56)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,455,000 ($178.20)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,125,000 ($137.78)

Crete government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $1,743,000 ($213.47)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,491,000 ($672.50)

6.07% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($63,532 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.07%
Illinois average:

4.69%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($255 average AGI)
Will County:

0.02%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cook County, IL  2.51% ($62,155 average AGI)
from DuPage County, IL  1.25% ($68,167)
from Kendall County, IL  0.21% ($65,539)


6.20% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($69,353 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.20%
Illinois average:

5.50%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($612 average AGI)
Will County:

0.03%
Illinois average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cook County, IL  1.85% ($52,993 average AGI)
to DuPage County, IL  0.89% ($74,293)
to Kendall County, IL  0.32% ($71,947)
Businesses in Crete, IL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Circle K1Nike1
Curves1Subway1
Dairy Queen1U-Haul1
FedEx2UPS2
Kohl's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Crete:

  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WCFJ (1470 AM; 1 kW; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: WCFJ, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNTD (950 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF CHICAGO LICENSE CORP.)
  • WCGO (1600 AM; 1 kW; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL)
  • WNWI (1080 AM; 3 kW; OAK LAWN, IL; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRDZ (1300 AM; 5 kW; LA GRANGE, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Crete:

  • WBMF (88.1 FM; CRETE, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WYBA (102.3 FM; CRETE, IL; Owner: DONTRON INC.)
  • WYCA (106.3 FM; LANSING, IL; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WPWX (92.3 FM; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • WZVN (107.1 FM; LOWELL, IN; Owner: M & M BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))

TV broadcast stations around Crete:

  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • W18AT (Channel 18; GARY, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Crete fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Crete fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 52ft / 15.7mTotal length
  • $2,178,000Total costs
  • 58,600Total average daily traffic
  • 5,446Total average daily truck traffic
  • 65,791Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Crete, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Crete, IL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Crete)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 98 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Crete, IL)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 43 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 52 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Crete)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Crete)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED23$166,7378$125,18181$167,8745$81,1663$355,360
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$256,8901$133,50010$178,8330$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$199,9124$146,89336$185,3535$51,8603$135,080
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$155,7800$016$182,9220$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$143,7650$07$152,9600$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 8838.04 , 8838.05, 8838.07

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$100,6401$143,970
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$89,0200$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$135,3400$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$187,100
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 8838.04 , 8838.05, 8838.07

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Crete, IL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Crete, IL - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 95. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 137 took place in 2004, and the least - 73 in 2014. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Crete, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (53.9%), and Outside Fires (26.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Crete, IL
    • 87353.9%Structure Fires
    • 42526.2%Outside Fires
    • 20612.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1177.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Crete, IL
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Crete, IL
  • 93.5%Utility gas
  • 6.2%Electricity
  • 0.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Crete, IL
  • 65.7%Utility gas
  • 30.0%Electricity
  • 4.3%Other fuel


Crete compared to Illinois state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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