Crete, IL

Crete profile

Living in Crete

Crete is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 8,023 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Crete is the 249th largest community in Illinois.

Crete is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Crete is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Crete who work in management occupations (12.03%), sales jobs (11.22%), and healthcare (10.38%).

One downside of living in Crete, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.93 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Even though Crete is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The citizens of Crete are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.59% of adults in Crete have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Crete in 2018 was $35,718, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $142,872 for a family of four. However, Crete contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Crete is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Crete home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Crete residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Crete include German, Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

The most common language spoken in Crete is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.