Crete, Nebraska

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Population in 2017: 7,160 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +18.8%
 
Males: 3,652  (51.0%)
Females: 3,508  (49.0%)
Median resident age:

32.7 years
Nebraska median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 68333.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $46,612 (it was $34,098 in 2000)
Crete:

$46,612
NE:

$59,970

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $17,847 (it was $14,936 in 2000)

Crete city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $102,955 (it was $75,400 in 2000)
Crete:

$102,955
NE:

$155,800

Median gross rent in 2017: $775.

March 2019 cost of living index in Crete: 76.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.0%
(13.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 22.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.7% for other race residents, 17.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Crete, NE (2017)
    • 3,92854.7%White alone
    • 2,81639.2%Hispanic
    • 4476.2%Asian alone
    • 530.7%Two or more races
    • 320.4%Black alone
    • 220.3%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists, there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Crete, Nebraska as of August 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Crete is 513 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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
(15.7)
2
(31.5)
0
(0.0)
3
(47.7)
4
(63.9)
2
(31.3)
2
(28.5)
2
(28.3)
3
(41.4)
2
(27.9)
2
(28.4)
13
(184.5)
13
(183.8)
10
(139.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(31.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(31.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.7)
2
(28.5)
2
(28.3)
2
(27.6)
1
(13.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.1)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8
(125.5)
7
(110.4)
5
(78.8)
23
(365.5)
10
(159.8)
5
(78.4)
21
(299.1)
6
(84.8)
10
(138.2)
9
(125.5)
13
(184.5)
34
(482.5)
32
(452.6)
26
(361.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
25
(392.2)
22
(346.9)
33
(520.1)
52
(826.4)
32
(511.3)
30
(470.2)
50
(712.0)
62
(876.1)
43
(594.1)
27
(376.5)
27
(383.3)
20
(283.8)
18
(254.6)
9
(125.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
196
(3,075)
146
(2,302)
158
(2,490)
163
(2,591)
137
(2,189)
127
(1,991)
136
(1,937)
148
(2,091)
162
(2,238)
202
(2,817)
154
(2,186)
125
(1,774)
96
(1,358)
103
(1,434)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(94.1)
5
(78.8)
8
(126.1)
9
(143.0)
6
(95.9)
4
(62.7)
1
(14.2)
7
(98.9)
7
(96.7)
4
(55.8)
4
(56.8)
9
(127.7)
12
(169.7)
5
(69.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(15.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(31.5)
0
(0.0)
3
(47.9)
1
(15.7)
1
(14.2)
3
(42.4)
3
(41.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.2)
3
(42.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.9)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)205.1170.0161.9293.7214.1163.0219.6200.9207.9195.1178.4345.1327.5255.4

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Crete, NE

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 15 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.95
Nebraska average:

1.90
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Ancestries: German (14.3%), Czech (6.7%), Irish (4.5%), English (3.2%), Yugoslavian (1.3%), Dutch (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1872

Land area: 2.37 square miles.

Population density: 3,019 people per square mile   (average).

Crete, Nebraska map

1,637 residents are foreign born (18.0% Latin America).

This city:

22.8%
Nebraska:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,803 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,939 (1.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (19.6 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (489.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Dorchester, NE (2.9 miles ),
Wilber, NE (3.1 miles ),
Denton, NE (3.2 miles),
Hallam, NE (3.3 miles ),
Sprague, NE (3.3 miles),
Milford, NE (3.4 miles ),
Pleasant Dale, NE (3.4 miles ),
Clatonia, NE (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 40.62 N, Longitude: 96.96 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +452 (+6.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,737 (53.4%)

Area code: 402

Distribution of median household income in Crete, NE in 2017
Distribution of house value in Crete, NE in 2017
Crete satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $120,200
  • 1998: 12 buildings, average cost: $118,500
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $129,900
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $107,300
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $137,600
  • 2002: 28 buildings, average cost: $109,500
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $147,100
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $137,300
  • 2005: 36 buildings, average cost: $79,600
  • 2006: 10 buildings, average cost: $129,900
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $117,300
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $160,200
  • 2009: 18 buildings, average cost: $68,300
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $182,700
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $215,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $232,800
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $166,900
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $210,500
  • 2015: 7 buildings, average cost: $184,600
  • 2016: 7 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2017: 9 buildings, average cost: $178,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Crete, NE residents
Average permit cost in Crete, NE
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Nebraska:

3.2%
Historical population in Crete, NE
Historical housing units in Crete, NE

Population change in the 1990s: +982 (+19.5%).
Most common industries in Crete, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (23.2%)
  • Educational services (16.4%)
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
  • Construction (3.4%)
  • Public administration (2.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (32.2%)
  • Educational services (12.4%)
  • Construction (4.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.9%)
  • Truck transportation (3.5%)
  • Public administration (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (21.0%)
  • Health care (16.5%)
  • Food (13.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.2%)
  • Social assistance (4.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.0%)
Most common occupations in Crete, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Food processing workers (6.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.3%)
  • Food processing workers (8.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Registered nurses (5.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.4%)
  • Food processing workers (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.8%)

Average climate in Crete, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Crete, Nebraska environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2011 was 13.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

13.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2011 was 0.319. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.319
U.S.:

0.267

Tornado activity:

Crete-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 106% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/2001, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.8 miles away from the Crete city center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/22/2004, a category F4 tornado 28.7 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 38 people and caused $160 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Crete-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Nebraska state average. It is 69% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 178.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 278.0 miles away from Crete center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 74.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.8 miles away from Crete center
On 6/20/2002 at 04:29:40, a magnitude 3.5 (3.3 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 106.2 miles away from Crete center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 134.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Saline County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Crete topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Crete:

  • CRETE AREA MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, P O BOX 220, 2910 BETTEN DR)
  • CRETE MANOR (830 EAST 1ST STREET)
  • TABITHA NURSING CENTER AT CRETE (P O BOX 9, 1540 GROVE STREET)

Airports located in Crete:

Amtrak station near Crete:

  • 19 miles: LINCOLN (201 N. 7TH ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

College/University in Crete:

  • Doane College-Crete (Full-time enrollment: 1,141; Location: 1014 Boswell Avenue; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.doane.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Crete:

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 20 miles; Lincoln, NE; Full-time enrollment: 20,817)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 22 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 23 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • Bellevue University (about 66 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 7,139)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 67 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,073)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 68 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • Creighton University (about 69 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 5,370)

Public high school in Crete:

Public elementary/middle schools in Crete:

Private elementary/middle school in Crete:

  • ST JAMES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 104, Location: 525 E 14TH ST, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Crete

Library in Crete:

  • CRETE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $288,037; Location: 305 EAST 13TH STREET; 27,310 books; 1,814 audio materials; 2,254 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 20 state licensed databases; 82 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Crete: Crete Junction (A), Farmers Cooperative Elevator (B), Crete (C), Saline County Fairgrounds (D), Tuxedo Park Campground (E), College Heights Country Club (F), Doane Village (G), Taylor House (H), Fairchild and Faculty Apartments (I), Bauer House (J), Colonial Hall (K), Burrage Hall (L), Sheldon Hall (M), Frees Hall (N), Central Heating Plant (O), Gaylord Hall (P), Communications Building (Q), Cassell Open Air Theatre (R), Perry Memorial Campus Center (S), Padour-Walker Administration Building (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Crete include: Bethlehem Lutheran Church (A), Cornerstone Bible Church (B), Plymouth Congregational Church (C), First Congregational United Church of Christ (D), Sacred Heart Catholic Church (E), Grace United Methodist Church (F), Faith Christian Church (G), Faith Evangelical Free Church (H), Jehovahs Witnesses Kingdom Hall (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Riverside Cemetery (1), Heart Cemetery (2), Sacred Heart Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Doane Lake (A), Miller Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Walnut Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Crete include: Crete City Park (1), Northward Park (2), Wildwood Park (3), Gus Stoll Park (4), Nebraska Chautauquas Historical Marker (5), Little League Park (6), All American Rose Test Garden (7), Dean Pergola (8), Simon Field (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Benne Memorial Museum (800 West 13th Street).

Hotels: Star Motel (845 East Highway 33), Super 8 Motel (1880 West 12th Street), Villa Madrid Motel (1515 West Highway 33).

Birthplace of: Dana Altman - Basketball coach, John William Chapman - Politician.

Saline County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

ST JOHNS LUTHERAN (Population served: 76, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-01-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-01-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-16-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-02-2007), St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2007)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • CRETE, CITY OF (Population served: 6,400, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.8 people
Nebraska:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

65.8%
Whole state:

64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.7%
Whole state:

6.0%


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

People in group quarters in Crete in 2010:

  • 727 people in college/university student housing
  • 90 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 16 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Crete in 2000:

  • 606 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 99 people in nursing homes
  • 36 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 17 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Crete (2011 data):

  • Great Western Bank: 1301 Main Avenue Branch at 1301 Main Avenue, branch established on 1907/01/01. Info updated 2010/06/08: Bank assets: $8,458.0 mil, Deposits: $6,362.5 mil, headquarters in Watertown, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: National Australia Bank Limited
  • Union Bank and Trust Company: Crete Branch at 1100 Main Avenue, branch established on 1900/01/01. Info updated 2006/06/06: Bank assets: $2,481.6 mil, Deposits: $2,115.9 mil, headquarters in Lincoln, NE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 37 total offices, Holding Company: Farmers & Merchants Investment, Inc.
  • Pinnacle Bank: Crete Branch at 143 East 13th Street, branch established on 1897/01/01. Info updated 2010/12/10: Bank assets: $3,171.2 mil, Deposits: $2,710.9 mil, headquarters in Lincoln, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 60 total offices, Holding Company: Pinnacle Bancorp, Inc.
  • City Bank & Trust Co.: Crete Branch at 1135 Main Street, branch established on 1997/10/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $194.1 mil, Deposits: $148.4 mil, headquarters in Lincoln, NE, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Tcm Company

For population 15 years and over in Crete:

Marital status in Crete, NE
  • Never married: 39.2%
  • Now married: 46.5%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

For population 25 years and over in Crete:

  • High school or higher: 73.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

19.1
Nebraska average:

11.3

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, NE (based on Saline County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,92216
Evangelical Protestant2,1479
Catholic2,1115
Other1782
None6,842-
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: 6
This county:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Here:

2.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Here:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Saline County:

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Saline County:

8.0%
State:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Saline County:

31.1%
Nebraska:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

23.6%
State:

12.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.5%
State:

47.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Crete:

42.5%
State:

43.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.1
Nebraska:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.5%
Nebraska:

22.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.7%
Nebraska:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Crete:

30.1%
State:

33.0%

General health condition:
Crete:

53.1%
State:

54.0%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.9%
Nebraska:

77.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Crete, NE Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police - Other 11$56,834$62,0012$636
Electric Power 8$39,419$59,1290$0
Streets and Highways 6$17,187$34,3740$0
Water Supply 6$25,033$50,0660$0
Financial Administration 5$20,117$48,2810$0
Local Libraries 4$15,595$46,7852$1,785
Parks and Recreation 4$14,256$42,7680$0
Other Government Administration 4$24,468$73,4048$3,496
Sewerage 3$13,746$54,9841$399
Other and Unallocable 2$8,691$52,1461$609
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 14$6,893
Totals for Government 53$235,346$53,28628$13,818

Crete government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $8,000,000 ($1117.32)
    Regular Highways: $600,000 ($83.80)
    Electric Utilities: $300,000 ($41.90)
    Water Utilities: $100,000 ($13.97)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $11,000,000 ($1536.31)
    Police Protection: $1,403,000 ($195.95)
    Local Fire Protection: $897,000 ($125.28)
    Water Utilities: $800,000 ($111.73)
    Sewerage: $700,000 ($97.77)
    Regular Highways: $650,000 ($90.78)
    Parks and Recreation: $638,000 ($89.11)
    Housing and Community Development: $600,000 ($83.80)
    Central Staff Services: $463,000 ($64.66)
    Financial Administration: $356,000 ($49.72)
    Libraries: $213,000 ($29.75)
    General Public Buildings: $71,000 ($9.92)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $568,000 ($79.33)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $40,000 ($5.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $38,000 ($5.31)
    Financial Administration: $30,000 ($4.19)
    Libraries: $13,000 ($1.82)
    General Public Building: $6,000 ($0.84)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,361,000 ($1167.74)

Crete government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,169,000 ($163.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $140,000 ($19.55)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $200,000 ($27.93)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,367,000 ($190.92)
    Interest Earnings: $215,000 ($30.03)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $14,740,000 ($2058.66)
    Water Utilities: $1,200,000 ($167.60)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $621,000 ($86.73)
    General Local Government Support: $557,000 ($77.79)
  • Tax - Property: $1,313,000 ($183.38)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,100,000 ($153.63)
    Public Utilities Sales: $526,000 ($73.46)

Crete government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,208,000 ($1984.36)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,021,000 ($1259.92)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,271,000 ($875.84)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,084,000 ($151.40)

Crete government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,743,000 ($1500.42)

6.25% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,132 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.25%
Nebraska average:

6.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lancaster County, NE  2.12% ($39,150 average AGI)
from Gage County, NE  0.41% ($32,182)


6.83% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($36,705 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.83%
Nebraska average:

6.52%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lancaster County, NE  2.52% ($38,926 average AGI)
to Gage County, NE  0.63% ($29,588)
to Douglas County, NE  0.39% ($32,762)
Businesses in Crete, NE
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Subway1
Dairy Queen1Super 81
FedEx1True Value1
Ford1U-Haul1
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
MasterBrand Cabinets3Walmart1
Pizza Hut1

Strongest AM radio stations in Crete:

  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFOR (1240 AM; 1 kW; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LINCOLN, INC.)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KOZN (1620 AM; 10 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KLIN (1400 AM; 1 kW; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KLNG (1560 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
  • KLMS (1480 AM; 1 kW; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LINCOLN, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Crete:

  • KDNE (91.9 FM; CRETE, NE; Owner: DOANE COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • KTGL (92.9 FM; BEATRICE, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUCV (91.1 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KSLI-FM (104.1 FM; CRETE, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFLV (89.9 FM; WILBER, NE; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KIBZ (106.3 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFRX (102.7 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LINCOLN, INC.)
  • KBBK (107.3 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KTMX (104.9 FM; YORK, NE; Owner: PRAIRIE STATES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KEFM (96.1 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WEBSTER COMMUNICATIONS CO.)
  • K220GT (91.9 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KUTT (99.5 FM; FAIRBURY, NE; Owner: SIEBERT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKUL (105.3 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KRKR (95.1 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LINCOLN, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Crete:

  • KLKN (Channel 8; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KOLN (Channel 10; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: KOLN/KGIN LICENSE, INC.)
  • KUON-TV (Channel 12; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA)
  • KPTM (Channel 42; OMAHA, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE MIDLANDS)
  • KXVO (Channel 15; OMAHA, NE; Owner: MITTS TELECASTING COMPANY)
  • K21ES (Channel 21; COLUMBUS, ETC, NE; Owner: DAVID C. BRODAHL)
  • K54EU (Channel 54; COLUMBUS-FREMONT, NE; Owner: GLENDA R. HARDERS)
  • KWAZ-LP (Channel 22; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: COLINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K18CD (Channel 18; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: COLINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K58GD (Channel 58; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K27GX (Channel 27; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K67CV (Channel 67; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: CHANNEL AMERICA LPTV LIC. SUBSIDIARY)
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
  • 44Number of bridges
  • 289ft / 87.9mTotal length
  • 54,853Total average daily traffic
  • 4,217Total average daily truck traffic
  • 74,808Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Crete, NE - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 71930-1939
  • 41940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 91960-1969
  • 31980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 72000-2009
  • 72010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Crete, NE

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Crete)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

48 (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, NE)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Crete)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182T (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 24MU , Serial Number: 18281391, Year manufactured: 2004, Airworthiness Date: 08/17/2004
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, 1610 Fir Ave, Crete, NE 68333
  • Aircraft: BEECH H35 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 131 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 30KJ , Serial Number: D-5181, Year manufactured: 1957, Airworthiness Date: 06/25/1957, Certificate Issue Date: 09/21/2001
    Registrant (Individual): Carry R Crist, 12100 W Roca Rd, Crete, NE 68333
  • Aircraft: BEECH 23 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 113 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8725M , Serial Number: M-514, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 08/06/1963, Certificate Issue Date: 01/29/2016
    Registrant (Co-Owned): James J Fix, Po Box 456, Crete, NE 68333, Other Owners: Adrian P Fix, Daniel A Fix
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 91803 , Serial Number: 18259917, Year manufactured: 1969, Certificate Issue Date: 10/22/2012
    Registrant (Corporation): Crete Skydiving Center Inc, Po Box 581, Crete, NE 68333
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8621T , Serial Number: 52521, Year manufactured: 1960, Airworthiness Date: 01/23/1960, Certificate Issue Date: 02/12/2014
    Registrant (Corporation): Crete Skydiving Center Inc, Po Box 581, Crete, NE 68333
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/16/2018

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

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 27. The highest number of reported fires - 57 took place in 2002, and the least - 0 in 2017. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Crete, NE When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (48.4%), and Structure Fires (29.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Crete, NE
    • 22048.4%Outside Fires
    • 13529.7%Structure Fires
    • 8518.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 153.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Crete, NE
Most common first names in Crete, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary5585.1 years
Frank5480.8 years
William5078.6 years
Edward5080.1 years
Anna4685.7 years
Joseph4582.1 years
John4377.4 years
Helen4284.6 years
Emma3786.1 years
James3774.1 years
Most common last names in Crete, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Henning2475.5 years
Kubicek2079.9 years
Smith1778.5 years
Johnson1677.7 years
Andelt1581.1 years
Drevo1377.5 years
Meinke1374.5 years
Pomajzl1382.5 years
Mundt1381.2 years
Reiss1283.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Crete, NE
  • 72.9%Utility gas
  • 25.2%Electricity
  • 1.9%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Crete, NE
  • 55.9%Utility gas
  • 38.2%Electricity
  • 3.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.0%Other fuel


Crete compared to Nebraska state average:

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

Crete on our top lists:

  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: personal care and service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Guatemala (population 500+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded (population 1,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: material moving occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 (68333) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Czech first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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