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Crete, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Crete had a population of 8,283 as of July 1, 2017. Crete ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Crete is located at latitude 41.4394 and longitude -87.6236 in Will County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Crete (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Will County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 728 feet.

The Village of Crete (GNIS ID: 2398650) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Crete is located within Township of Crete, a minor civil division (MCD) of Will County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Crete population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Crete: Woods Corners.

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Crete, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,283
Daytime Population: Workers 2,577
Daytime Population: Residents 3,991
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,568
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 8,200
Population in Familes 6,861
Population in Group Qrtrs 83
Population Density2 861
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $76,866
Average Household Income $93,758
Per Capita Income $36,670


Total Housing Units 3,431 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,650 (77.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 575 (16.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 206 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $186,326
Average Home Value $213,411


Total Households 3,225
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 2,255
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.05% 0.49%
Households 0.15% 0.53%
Families 0.02% 0.4%
Median Household Income   1.35%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

Crete, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Crete to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 250 82nd
Population Density # 846 38th
Diversity Index # 110 92nd
Median Household Income # 200 85th
Per Capita Income # 185 87th

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