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Crete township, IL map Land area: 44.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 23,589 (85% urban, 15% rural)
Males: 11,556  (49.0%)
Females: 12,033  (51.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 23,341 (19,338 owner occupied, 4,003 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

33%


Races in Crete township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 80.6%
  • Black: 12.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.6%
  • Two or more races: 1.2%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 39.3
Median age of females: 40.1

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Average household size: 2.57

Crete township:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.06

Estimated median household income in 2009: $65,195 ($56,211 in 1999)
This township:

$65,195
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $788 (lower quartile is $639, upper quartile is $1,020)
Here:

$788
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $216,985 (it was $139,700 in 2000)
Crete township:

$216,985
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $158,919 - $307,323

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $245,733
Here:

$245,733
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $218,913
Here:

$218,913
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $226,599
Here:

$226,599
State:

$282,193

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $176,180
Here:

$176,180
State:

$320,044

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $192,103
Here:

$192,103
State:

$280,866

Mobile homes: $52,858
Here:

$52,858
State:

$35,670
Population density: 529 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

4.2%
Whole state:

10.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

2.3%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Crete, Willowbrook.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Crete township: Lincoln Fields Station (A), Balmoral Woods Estates Country Club (B), Camp Crete (C), Crete Township Fire Protection District Station 1 (D), Crete Township Fire Protection District Station 2 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Crete township include: First Baptist Church of Crete (A), Temple of Grace Church of God (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Zion Cemetery (1), Eagle Lake Cemetery (2), Trinity Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Crete township include: Goodenow Grove County Forest Preserve (1), Balmoral Park Racetrack (2), Goodenow Grove Forest Preserve (3), Plum Grove Forest Preserve (4), Balmoral Park Race Track (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 747 (55% naturalized citizens)

Crete township:  3.2%
State:  12.3%

63% of Crete township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 83% lived in Illinois.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 18202
  • Northeast: 436
  • Midwest: 2216
  • South: 1510
  • West: 393

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $119,200

Crete township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Crete township, Illinois:

  • 128 people in nursing homes
  • 108 people in other group homes
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,628
  • One, attached: 436
  • Two: 373
  • 3 or 4: 144
  • 5 to 9: 224
  • 10 to 19: 446
  • 20 to 49: 161
  • 50 or more: 365
  • Mobile homes: 684

Median worth of mobile homes: $29,300


Housing units in Crete township with a mortgage: 4,361 (466 second mortgage, 594 home equity loan, 11 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,588

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 158
  • 1995 to 1998: 841
  • 1990 to 1994: 925
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,313
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,143
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,435
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,138
  • 1940 to 1949: 464
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,044

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Crete township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 30
  • 3 rooms: 71
  • 4 rooms: 515
  • 5 rooms: 1,388
  • 6 rooms: 1,593
  • 7 rooms: 1,478
  • 8 rooms: 1,214
  • 9 or more rooms: 871

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Crete township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 82
  • 2 rooms: 123
  • 3 rooms: 598
  • 4 rooms: 489
  • 5 rooms: 322
  • 6 rooms: 162
  • 7 rooms: 103
  • 8 rooms: 25
  • 9 or more rooms: 20

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Crete township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 99
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,171
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,916
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,668
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 306

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Crete township:

  • no bedroom: 97
  • 1 bedroom: 765
  • 2 bedrooms: 666
  • 3 bedrooms: 327
  • 4 bedrooms: 64
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 5

Cars and other vehicles available in Crete township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 119
  • 1 vehicle: 1,785
  • 2 vehicles: 3,407
  • 3 vehicles: 1,365
  • 4 vehicles: 333
  • 5 or more vehicles: 151

Cars and other vehicles available in Crete township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 210
  • 1 vehicle: 1,075
  • 2 vehicles: 491
  • 3 vehicles: 102
  • 4 vehicles: 39
  • 5 or more vehicles: 7

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (17%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Crete township:

  • German (20.9%)
  • Italian (10.9%)
  • Irish (10.3%)
  • Polish (10.0%)
  • English (5.5%)
  • Dutch (4.0%)
  • United States or American (3.6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Mexico (23%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • Poland (9%)
  • Yugoslavia (7%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • Canada (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,004 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 879 (7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 12 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 44 (0%)
  • Railroad: 444 (4%)
  • Motorcycle: 5 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 5 (0%)
  • Walked: 137 (1%)
  • Other means: 34 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 410 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (91%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

People in group quarters in Crete township, Illinois:

  • 128 people in nursing homes
  • 108 people in other group homes
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

94.1% of residents of Crete township speak English at home.
2.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 26% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (68% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 23,365
  • In family households: 20,556 (5,413 male householders, 1,250 female householders)
    5,399 spouses, 7,062 children (6,607 natural, 222 adopted, 233 stepchildren), 419 grandchildren, 158 brothers or sisters, 179 parents, 304 other relatives, 372 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,809 (1,121 male householders (926 living alone)), 1,317 female householders (1,204 living alone)), 371 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 246 (127 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,848 2-persons, 1,582 3-persons, 1,369 4-persons, 611 5-persons, 172 6-persons, 81 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 2,130 1-person, 267 2-persons, 24 3-persons, 10 4-persons, 7 5-persons,

4,009 married couples with children.
1,022 single-parent households (268 men, 754 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 648
Here:

25.8%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 295
Here:

22.1%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 260
Here:

22.7%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Crete township:

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