Crete, IL
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Crete is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 8,191 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Crete is the 249th largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Crete is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 office and administrative support (15.54%), management occupations (11.37%), and sales jobs (9.83%).

The citizens of Crete are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 36.68% of adults in Crete have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Crete in 2010 was $30,380, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $121,520 for a family of four. However, Crete contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Crete is a very 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 Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

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