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Crete is a township in Will County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Crete. For links to other places called Crete, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Crete is 41.431N. The longitude is -87.6W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 719 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 23,589.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Crete demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Will County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60401 ZIP code.
21% of Crete residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Crete ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Crete was $25,574, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Crete residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Crete, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $591. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,321.
Will County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Crete political report.
The average commute time for Crete workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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