Crete, Nebraska Population 2024

6,949

Crete is a city located in Lancaster County and Saline County Nebraska. Crete has a 2024 population of 6,949. Crete is currently declining at a rate of -0.52% annually and its population has decreased by -2.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,093 in 2020.

The average household income in Crete is $84,960 with a poverty rate of 17.04%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Crete is 33.5 years, 34 years for males, and 30.9 years for females.

Crete Demographics

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

  • White: 71.68%
  • Other race: 14.27%
  • Two or more races: 7.05%
  • Asian: 4.78%
  • Black or African American: 1.89%
  • Native American: 0.34%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,764.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.03% (-144)
The current population of Crete, Nebraska is 6,949 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,093.

Crete, Nebraska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,08471.68%
Other race1,01214.27%
Two or more races5007.05%
Asian3394.78%
Black or African American1341.89%
Native American240.34%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Crete Population by Race

Crete Population Pyramid 2024

Crete Median Age

33.5

Total

34

Male

30.9

Female

Crete Adults

There are 5,207 adults, (852 of whom are seniors) in Crete.

Crete Age Dependency

62.9

Age Dependency Ratio

19.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Crete Sex Ratio

Female3,46148.79%
Male3,63251.21%

Crete Population by Age

Crete Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,2852.8466.133.9
Married1,2053.2591.98.1
Non Family6761.1923.276.8
Female2173.6153.546.5
Male1875.2670.129.9

3.26

Average Family Size

2.84

Average Household Size

66.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Crete Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,04824.52%
9th to 12th Grade2465.76%
High School Graduate97522.81%
Some College69316.21%
Associates Degree3478.12%
Bachelors Degree65515.33%
Graduate Degree3107.25%

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
White2,5292,315806
Hispanic1,37948750
Other Race59522850
Asian2557452
2+ Races2054924
Black545424
Native American24179

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 44.44%.

Crete Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$42,066$50,529$36,161
Less Than 9th Grade$35,639$45,644$22,195
High School Graduate$41,235$49,890$0
Some College$37,359$60,397$32,396
Bachelors Degree$45,788$41,486$46,603
Graduate Degree$67,361$0$58,150

$42,066

Average Earnings

$50,529

Average Male

$36,161

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

61.21% of Crete residents speak only English, while 38.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 35.21% of the population.

Crete Language

Crete Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic2,77870125.23%
White3,12335511.37%
Asian336329.52%
Multiple491132.65%
Black11232.68%

17.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.22%

Male Poverty Rate

21.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Crete

The race most likely to be in poverty in Crete is Hispanic, with 25.23% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Crete is Multiple, with 2.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.67%.

Crete Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School18.7%
Less Than 9th Grade14.62%
Some College6.1%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Crete Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed47.62%
Female Employed11.31%
Male Employed7.36%
Male Unemployed0%

Crete Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Crete Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$62,468$84,960
Families$83,653$98,758
Married Families$100,111$-999,999,999
Non Families$37,672$42,644

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Crete Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.4%

Male Marriage Rate

50.3%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Crete Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Crete Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

261

Number of Veterans

242

Male Veterans

19

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam70
Second Gulf War69
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Crete Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+76
18 to 3469
55 to 6464
65 to 7452
35 to 540

Crete Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2616.83%

Crete Veterans by Race

Crete Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

52.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Crete Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.1%

Labor Force Participation

64.9%

Employment Rate

2.9%

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

55.04%

Born in Crete

76.79%

Native Born

23.21%

Foreign Born

15.11%

Non Citizen

8.09%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

76.79% of Crete residents were born in the United States, with 55.04% having been born in Nebraska. 15.11% 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
20296,769-36-0.53%
20286,805-36-0.53%
20276,841-36-0.52%
20266,877-36-0.52%
20256,913-36-0.52%
20246,949-36-0.52%
20236,985-36-0.51%
20227,021420.6%
20216,979-114-1.61%
20207,0931201.72%
20196,973-94-1.33%
20187,067-58-0.81%
20177,1251091.55%
20167,016170.24%
20156,999-58-0.82%
20147,057-22-0.31%
20137,079-29-0.41%
20127,108670.95%
20117,041520.74%
20106,98996115.94%
20006,0281,18724.52%
19904,841-31-0.64%
19804,8724289.63%
19704,44489825.32%
19603,546-146-3.95%
19503,69265421.53%
19403,0381736.04%
19302,86500%
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Crete Population by Year