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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.
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, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60475 ZIP code.
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.
28% 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 $573. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,434.
Libraries in Crete include Crete Public Library ... View libraries
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 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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