Crete, NE Profile: Facts & Data


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Crete, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Crete had a population of 7,181 as of July 1, 2018. 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 (see map below) 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, 2018)


Total Population 7,181
Population in Households 6,395
Population in Familes 5,146
Population in Group Qrtrs 786
Population Density2 2,458
Diversity Index3 79


Median Household Income $56,757
Average Household Income $72,720
Per Capita Income $24,283


Total Housing Units 2,405 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,270 (52.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 988 (41.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 147 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $124,814
Average Home Value $160,315


Total Households 2,258
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 1,464
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 race 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.38% 0.24%
Households 0.32% 0.19%
Families 0.14% 0.1%
Median Household Income   0.32%
Per Capita Income   0.83%

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, 2018 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 # 19 97th
Diversity Index # 5 99th
Median Household Income # 192 67th
Per Capita Income # 498 14th

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