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Overview

Introduction to Crete, Nebraska

Crete, Nebraska, in Saline county, is 20 miles SW of Lincoln, Nebraska and 69 miles SW of Omaha, Nebraska.

Crete History

Crete is in Saline County, which was created by the Territorial Legislature act in the year 1855. It was officially organized in 1867. The county got its name from the belief of its early pioneers, that great salt deposits and springs could be discovered in the area. Crete was founded in 1870. It is home to Doane College, which is the oldest liberal arts college in Nebraska. The city was named after Crete, Illinois.

Crete and nearby Attractions

  • Blustem State Recreation Area
  • Saline County Historical Society Museum
  • Pioneers Park Nature Center
  • Lincoln Children's Zoo
  • Museum of Nebraska History
  • University of Nebraska State Museum

Things To Do In Crete

The Benne Memorial Museum provides absorbing insight into the history of this area. Local parks include the Gus Stroll Park, Tuxedo Park, Wildwood Park and the All American Rose Test Garden. Crete hosts the Saline County Fair every August.

Crete Transportation

Lincoln Municipal Airport is the closest airport.

Crete Higher Education

Doanne College, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Belleview University and Creighton University are the local centers of higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,089
Male Share of the Population51.1%
Female Share of the Population48.9%
Senior Citizens10.8%
Employed Population 16+3,226
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married44.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.1%
Median Earnings25+$32,705
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$32,001
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,231

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,109
% Above Poverty Level82.3%
% Below Poverty Level17.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time13 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.7%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone25%
Median Gross Rent$736
Median House Value$105,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)30.6%
Czech10.8%
Irish9.7%
English4.6%
Swedish1.6%
Danishn1.2%
Scottish1%
Norwegian1%
Arab0.9%
Lebanese0.9%
Austrian0.9%
Polish0.7%
Dutch0.6%
Italian0.6%
French Except Basque0.5%
German0.4%
Russian0.2%
Canadian0.1%
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Crete Almanac

CategoryValue
County Saline County
Standard Zip Codes68333
Phone Area Codes402
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude40.62
Approximate Longitude-96.95

Crete Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCRETE
Distance1 miles
Jan Temp14 to 35 F
Apr Temp40 to 64 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp43 to 68 F
Annual Precip29 inches
StationLINCOLN
Distance20.2 miles
Jan Temp13 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp41 to 67 F
Annual Precip29.7 inches
StationVIRGINIA
Distance35.7 miles
Jan Temp13 to 32 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip32.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Denton229$61,250
Dorchester566$56,250
Hallam246$74,375
Milford2,389$63,843
Sprague131$81,563
Wilber1,756$66,750

Crete Public Libraries

Crete Public Library
305 EAST 13TH STREET
Crete, Nebraska
(402) 826-3809

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Crete Hospitals

Crete Area Medical Center
(Non-profit)
2910 Betten Dr
(402) 826-7997

Crete Public Schools

Crete Elementary School
309 E 11th St
ZIP: 68333
(402) 826-5822
Primary
Total Enrollment 841
Crete High School
1500 E 15th St
ZIP: 68333
(402) 826-5811
High
Total Enrollment 519
Crete Middle School
1700 Glenwood Avenue
ZIP: 68333
(402) 826-5844
Middle
Total Enrollment 492

Crete Private Schools

St James Elementary School
525 E 14th St
ZIP: 68333
Elementary
Total Enrollment 80
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