Crete, Illinois Population 2024

8,276

Crete is a city located in Cook County, Kankakee County, and Will County Illinois. Crete has a 2024 population of 8,276. Crete is currently declining at a rate of -0.48% annually and its population has decreased by -1.87% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,434 in 2020.

The average household income in Crete is $139,467 with a poverty rate of 7.58%. The median age in Crete is 49.2 years: 48.3 years for males, and 49.7 years for females.

Crete Demographics

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

  • White: 54.46%
  • Black or African American: 35.31%
  • Two or more races: 5.8%
  • Other race: 3.29%
  • Asian: 1.01%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.13%
  • Native American: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
9.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
878.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.87% (-158)
The current population of Crete, Illinois is 8,276 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,434.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,58854.46%
Black or African American2,97535.31%
Two or more races4895.8%
Other race2773.29%
Asian851.01%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander110.13%
Native American00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Crete Population by Race

Crete Population Pyramid 2024

Crete Median Age

49.2

Total

48.3

Male

49.7

Female

Crete Adults

There are 6,899 adults, (2,112 of whom are seniors) in Crete.

Crete Age Dependency

76

Age Dependency Ratio

44.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Crete Sex Ratio

Female4,51353.57%
Male3,91246.43%

Crete Population by Age

Crete Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,1092.6890.49.6
Married1,3933.4695.74.3
Non Family1,0831.2287.112.9
Female4813.1692.97.1
Male1524.3458.641.4

3.33

Average Family Size

2.68

Average Household Size

90.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Crete Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade2423.96%
Associates Degree75112.29%
Bachelors Degree1,27120.8%
Graduate Degree69711.41%
High School Graduate1,76928.95%
Less Than 9th Grade1833%
Some College1,19719.59%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Crete Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Crete Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White3,5233,2861,121
Black1,9181,848724
Hispanic39028175
2+ Races33631153
Other Race1177611
Asian857637
Islander11113

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 43.53%.

Crete Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$51,250$0$51,944
Graduate Degree$72,036$85,313$64,167
High School Graduate$46,818$50,304$46,023
Less Than 9th Grade$32,794$0$34,265
Overall$52,168$63,527$46,402
Some College$51,857$68,750$32,300

$52,168

Average Earnings

$63,527

Average Male

$46,402

Average Female

Crete Earnings by Educational Attainment

Crete Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Crete Language

93.3% of Crete residents speak only English, while 6.7% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.43% of the population.

Crete Language

Crete Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black2,96329910.09%
White4,3592585.92%
Hispanic6238313.32%
Other2774215.16%

7.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.66%

Male Poverty Rate

7.5%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Crete

The race most likely to be in poverty in Crete is Other, with 15.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Crete is White, with 5.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.94%.

Crete Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.02%
High School8.21%
Some College7.37%
Bachelors or Greater5.04%

Crete Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed29.29%
Female Unemployed25.66%
Male Employed6.75%
Female Employed5.92%

Crete Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Crete Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$97,363$116,336
Households$91,549$139,467
Married Families$111,691$-999,999,999
Non Families$64,688$177,825

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Crete Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.2%

Male Marriage Rate

39.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Crete Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Crete Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Crete Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Crete Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

490

Number of Veterans

416

Male Veterans

74

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam205
First Gulf War77
Second Gulf War37
Korea20
World War II9

Crete Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74195
35 to 54118
75+111
55 to 6460
18 to 346

Crete Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2345.91%
Black23310.27%
Asian1214.12%
2+ Races112.62%

Crete Veterans by Race

Crete Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Crete Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.8%

Labor Force Participation

57.6%

Employment Rate

8.2%

Unemployment Rate

Crete Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Crete Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Crete Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

79.1%

Born in Crete

96.31%

Native Born

3.69%

Foreign Born

1.6%

Non Citizen

2.09%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.31% of Crete residents were born in the United States, with 79.1% having been born in Illinois. 1.6% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20298,079-40-0.49%
20288,119-39-0.48%
20278,158-39-0.48%
20268,197-40-0.49%
20258,237-39-0.47%
20248,276-40-0.48%
20238,316-20-0.24%
20228,336-75-0.89%
20218,411-23-0.27%
20208,4344245.29%
20198,010-61-0.76%
20188,071-45-0.55%
20178,116-39-0.48%
20168,155-16-0.2%
20158,171-32-0.39%
20148,203-24-0.29%
20138,227-32-0.39%
20128,259-2-0.02%
20118,261-2-0.02%
20108,26300%
20007,3465738.46%
19906,7731,35625.03%
19805,41776116.34%
19704,6561,19334.45%
19603,463-4,616-57.14%
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Crete Population by Year