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Crete, IL
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Crete profile

Living in Crete

Crete is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 8,340 people and six associated neighborhoods, Crete is the 251st largest community in Illinois.

Also of interest is that Crete has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Crete telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.17% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

One downside of living in Crete, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.01 minutes every day commuting to work.

In terms of college education, Crete is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.21% of adults in Crete have a college degree.

The per capita income in Crete in 2018 was $52,712, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $210,848 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, Italian, Polish, and English.

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