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Crete is a village in Will County, Illinois, United States. The population was 7,346 at the 2000 census. Originally named Wood's Corner, it was founded in 1836 by Vermonters Dyantha and Willard Wood.[1]

Geography

Crete is located at 412721N 87378W (41.455910, -87.618798).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 6.4 square miles (16.6 km), of which, 6.4 square miles (16.5 km) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km) of it (0.47%) is water. Crete is located about 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Illinois Route 394 and within 40 miles (64 km) of downtown Chicago.

Attributes

Crete is home to the Bible League's International Headquarters, Balmoral Park Racetrack, the Badlands paintball park, Heritage Park, and many other recreational activities. United States congresswoman from the 11th districtDebbie Halvorson resides in Crete. Crete is also home to the critically acclaimed environmental scientist, Eric Jensen. Crete is home to acres of forest preserve along with Plum Creek (Goodenow Grove), a park with ice skating and sledding in the winter, and hiking in the summer.(Goodenow Grove does, however, have a Beecher, Illinois address.)

Crete was formerly known for having Cruise Nights on Thursdays, where antique cars could be presented. It also formerly had Wild West Days for a few days during the summer (lasting fifteen years). Both of these activities were discontinued in 2008. But since Early June of 2010,Cruise Nights have been brought back,and are now on Mondays.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 7,346 people, 2,704 households, and 2,090 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,151.8 people per square mile (444.6/km). There were 2,807 housing units at an average density of 440.1/sq mi (169.9/km). The racial makeup of the village was 86.46% White, 10.47% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.75% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.93% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.63% of the population.

There were 2,704 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.4% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.7% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $67,671, and the median income for a family was $73,987. Males had a median income of $51,191 versus $31,090 for females. The per capita income for the village was $29,671. About 0.6% of families and 1.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.2% of those under age 18 and 3.7% of those age 65 or over.

Education

All public schools in Crete are managed by Crete Monee Community Unit School District 201U, which is a unit school district which combines elementary, middle, and high schools. Serving the village of Crete are:

     Crete Elementary School (pre-kindergarten through 5th grade)

     Crete Monee Sixth Grade Center (6th grade)

     Crete Monee Middle School (7th & 8th grade)

     Crete Monee High School (9th through 12th grades)

Crete is also home to Crete Lutheran School, Balmoral elementary.

 

Economic Data for Zip Code 60417

Household Income Graph

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Note: Household Income figures are based on total household income.

* All numbers in this section are 2016 projections provided by Geolytics Inc

Demographics Data for Zip Code 60417

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* All numbers in this section are 2016 projections provided by Geolytics Inc

Population Data for Zip Code 60417

  • 15,547
  • 17,129
  • 15,498
  • 2012 Census
  • 2014 Estimated
  • 2019 Projected

Households

  • Total (2010 Census):6,643
  • Estimated (Present):6,715
  • Projected (2019):6,061
  • Household Change (2010-Present) 1.08%
  • Household Change (2010-2017) -8.76%

Notes:

  • Figures in the Population Change graph represent total population for the zip code.
  • Estimated Change 2014 shows the percentage of population change between the 2012 Census and 2014.
  • Projected Change 2019 shows the projected percentage of population change between the 2012 Census and 2019.

* All numbers in this section are 2016 projections provided by Geolytics Inc

Public Schools in Zip Code 60417

  • Name
  • District
  • Grades
  • Address
  • City
  • Students
  • CRETE-MONEE HIGH SCHOOL
  • CRETE MONEE CUSD 201U
  • 8th-12th
  • 1515 WEST EXCHANGE ST
  • CRETE
  • 1,647

  • CRETE-MONE SIXTH GRADE CNTR
  • CRETE MONEE CUSD 201U
  • 5th-8th
  • 760 WEST EXCHANGE ST
  • CRETE
  • 343

  • BALMORAL ELEM SCH
  • CRETE MONEE CUSD 201U
  • PreK-5th
  • 1124 WEST NEW MONEE RD
  • CRETE
  • 513
  • CRETE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
  • CRETE MONEE CUSD 201U
  • PreK-5th
  • 435 NORTH ST
  • CRETE
  • 469
  • CRETE-MONEE EARLY CHILDHOOD CNTR
  • CRETE MONEE CUSD 201U
  • PreK-K
  • 1500 SANGAMON ST
  • CRETE
  • 194

Private Schools in Zip Code 60417

  • Name
  • Grades
  • Address
  • City
  • Students
  • CRETE EV LUTHERAN SCHOOL
  • PreK-12th
  • 1610 Main St.
  • Crete
  • 330
  • Crete Lutheran School Trinity Campus
  • -
  • 448 Cass St.
  • Crete
  • 0
  • ILLINOIS LUTH HIGH SCHOOL
  • 11th-12th
  • 448 Cass St.
  • Crete
  • 44
  • Illinois Lutheran High School
  • -
  • 4480 Cass St.
  • Crete
  • 0
Community demographic data is provided by Geolytics Inc. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed.

Schools listed are those in the Zip Code of the listing, but may not serve this address.
School Data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
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