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Crete, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Crete had a population of 7,229 as of July 1, 2020. Crete ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Crete is located at latitude 40.6278 and longitude -96.9614 in Saline County. The formal boundaries for the City of Crete encompass a land area of 2.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Saline County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,355 feet.

The City of Crete (GNIS ID: 2393673) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Crete is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Saline County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Crete: Blue River City.

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Crete, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 7,229 (100%)
Population in Households 6,481 (89.7%)
Population in Families 5,169 (71.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 748 (10.3%)
Population Density 2,189
Diversity Index2 81
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $48,355
Average Household Income $59,179
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $19,249
Wealth Index5 51
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 2,457 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,446 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 837 (34.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 174 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $107,109
Average Home Value $131,721
Housing Affordability Index3 217
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,283
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 1,476
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.36% 0.19%
Households 0.35% 0.12%
Families 0.17% 0.03%
Median Household Income   -0.01%
Per Capita Income   0.9%
Owner Occupied HU   0.18%

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Crete, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Crete to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 25 96th
Population Density # 29 95th
Median Household Income # 444 24th
Housing Affordability Index # 296 51st
Per Capita Income # 569 2nd
Diversity Index # 5 99th

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