Crete, Illinois Population 2021

22,834
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Crete is a city located in Will County Illinois. Crete has a 2020 population of 22,834. Crete is currently declining at a rate of -0.70% annually and its population has decreased by -3.99% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,784 in 2010. Crete reached it's highest population of 23,788 in 2011.

The average household income in Crete is $75,690 with a poverty rate of 9.68%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $997 per month, and the median house value is $157,100. The median age in Crete is 45.2 years, 44.4 years for males, and 45.6 years for females.

Crete Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Crete was:

  • White: 63.37%
  • Black or African American: 28.70%
  • Other race: 3.56%
  • Two or more races: 3.41%
  • Asian: 0.76%
  • Native American: 0.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Crete, Illinois is 22,834 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 23,314.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 23,784.

Crete, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,82963.37%
Black or African American6,71628.70%
Some Other Race8333.56%
Two or More Races7973.41%
Asian1770.76%
American Indian and Alaska Native400.17%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander90.04%
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Crete Population by Race

Crete Population Pyramid $2021

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Crete Median Age

45.2


Total

44.4


Male

45.6


Female

Crete Adults

There are 19,145 adults, (4,794 of whom are seniors) in Crete.

Crete Age Dependency

63.1

Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Crete Sex Ratio

Female

11,825

50.53%

Male

11,576

49.47%

Crete Population by Age

Crete Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Crete Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.1%8.9%
All74.9%25.1%
Male68.3%31.7%
Non Family64%36%
Female52.2%47.8%

74.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Crete Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,4102.4774.9
Married4,1883.2291.1
Non Family3,6951.264
Female1,1073.4552.2
Male4203.6868.3

3.23

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

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Crete Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3562.11%
9th to 12th Grade9395.57%
High School Graduate5,65333.54%
Some College3,80122.56%
Associates Degree1,4828.79%
Bachelors Degree2,98817.73%
Graduate Degree1,6339.69%
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Crete Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Crete Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White10,6899,9802,640
Black4,3534,1501,568
Hispanic1,311947210
Other Race49034859
2+ Races425409129
Asian13913671
Native American4040
Islander999

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Crete Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,082$49,010$34,712
Less Than 9th Grade$33,371$35,670$27,614
High School Graduate$31,879$44,954$23,125
Some College$40,797$52,519$35,962
Bachelors Degree$51,976$68,601$43,562
Graduate Degree$63,208$52,176$63,917

$40,082

Average Earnings

$49,010

Average Male

$34,712

Average Female

Crete Earnings by Educational Attainment

Crete Language by Age

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Crete Language

92.65% of Crete residents speak only English, while 7.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.49% of the population.

Crete Language

Crete Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,5551,1498.48%
Black6,67276311.44%
Hispanic2,2411747.76%
Multiple78810513.32%
Other833506.00%
Asian1743017.24%

9.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.35%

Male Poverty Rate

10.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Crete

The race most likely to be in poverty in Crete is Asian, with 17.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Crete is Other, with 6.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.53%.

Crete Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School8.40%
Some College8.12%
Less Than 9th Grade7.11%
Bachelors or Greater3.77%

Crete Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed22.15%
Male Unemployed13.85%
Female Employed4.78%
Male Employed3.50%

Crete Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Crete Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$61,806$75,690
Families$77,492$89,478
Married Families$88,933-
Non Families$36,688$51,996
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Income by Household Type

Crete Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.2%

Male Marriage Rate

43.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Crete Married by Age and Sex

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Crete Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Crete Marital Status by Race

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Crete Marital Status

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1,578

Number of Veterans

1,424

Male Veterans

154

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam628
First Gulf War193
Korea186
Second Gulf War114
World War II83

Crete Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74604
75+397
35 to 54297
55 to 64238
18 to 3442

Crete Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9887.85%
Black5249.96%
2+ Races6012.74%
Hispanic231.45%
Asian63.55%

Crete Veterans by Race

Crete Veterans by Education

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2.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Crete Veterans by Education

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59.8%

Labor Force Participation

55.8%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Crete Employment by Age

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Crete Employment by Race

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Crete Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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78.77%

Born in Crete

96.32%

Native Born

3.68%

Foreign Born

1.65%

Non Citizen

2.03%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.32% of Crete residents were born in the United States, with 78.77% having been born in Illinois. 1.65% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Crete Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202122,834-160-0.70%
202022,994-160-0.69%
201923,154-160-0.69%
201823,314-112-0.48%
201723,426-103-0.44%
201623,529-20-0.08%
201523,549-83-0.35%
201423,632-67-0.28%
201323,699-84-0.35%
201223,783-5-0.02%
201123,78840.02%
201023,7840.00%

Crete Population by Year