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Crete is located at 41°27'21" North, 87°37'8" West (41.455910, -87.618798).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 16.6 km² (6.4 mi²). 16.5 km² (6.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.47% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 7,346 people, 2,704 households, and 2,090 families residing in the village. The population density is 444.6/km² (1,151.8/mi²). There are 2,807 housing units at an average density of 169.9/km² (440.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 86.46% White, 10.47% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.75% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.93% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. 3.63% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 2,704 households out of which 34.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.4% are married couples living together, 7.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 22.7% are non-families. 19.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.67 and the average family size is 3.06.
In the village the population is spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.4 males.
The median income for a household in the village is $67,671, and the median income for a family is $73,987. Males have a median income of $51,191 versus $31,090 for females. The per capita income for the village is $29,671. 1.6% of the population and 0.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 0.2% of those under the age of 18 and 3.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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