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Crete, Nebraska
(Saline County)

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The location of Crete

Welcome to Crete ...

The city of Crete is located in Saline County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Crete has a population of 7,082 people<1> (see below for details).

Crete is 1,350 feet [411 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Crete lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Crete: (402) and (531)<3>

The ZIP code for Crete: 68333<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Crete had a population of 6,960 people (which is 49.01% of the total population of Saline County). This makes Crete the county's most populous community.

The population of Crete represents 0.38% of the population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 24th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,960 people, the population of Crete increased 15.46% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,028 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Crete had an population of 7,082 people. This is an increase of 1.75% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 17.49% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Crete.

Communities near Crete ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Lincoln   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of Crete

Located in Lancaster County

Hickman   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) of Crete

Located in Lancaster County

Milford   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Crete

Located in Seward County

Wilber   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of Crete

Friend   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) of Crete

Firth   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) of Crete

Located in Lancaster County

Dorchester   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of Crete

De Witt   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) of Crete

Cortland   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Crete

Located in Gage County

Roca   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of Crete

Located in Lancaster County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Crete.

Communities Also Named Crete ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Nebraska communities named Crete: This one is located in Saline County and the other is located in Chase County.

Beyond Nebraska, there are 7 communities that are also named Crete - they are located in Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, North Dakota, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Crete.

Websites for Crete ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Crete. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Crete. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Crete. Our list includes 23 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Crete:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Crete ...

Looking for more information about Crete? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Crete, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Crete.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Crete:

The official website for Saline County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Crete.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Crete - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Crete). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Crete or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Crete) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Crete. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Crete

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crete. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6252, Longitude: -96.9556     [Map].

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