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Crete is a village in Will County, in the Chicago metro area.

Willard Wood, the community's founder, when given the task of naming the community, is believed to have opened a Bible and seen "Crete."
[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 41.444N. The longitude is -87.631W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 728 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,313.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$67,671
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Crete demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Wood's Corners
The village incorporated in 1880.
Crete attractions: Balmoral Race Track
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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28% of Crete residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $29,671, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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28% of Crete residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Crete, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $573.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,434.


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Libraries in Crete include Crete Public Library ... View libraries

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Will County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Crete political report.

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The average commute time for Crete workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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