Gretna, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Gretna, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Gretna had a population of 1,438 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Gretna is located at latitude 36.9495 and longitude -79.3626 in Pittsylvania County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Gretna (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Pittsylvania County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 840 feet.

The Town of Gretna (GNIS ID: 2390220) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gretna: Elba, Sulphur Springs.

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Gretna, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,438
Population in Households 1,427
Population in Familes 1,092
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density2 861
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $29,665
Average Household Income $42,511
Per Capita Income $20,072


Total Housing Units 780 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 360 (46.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 316 (40.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 105 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $104,787
Average Home Value $125,417


Total Households 675
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 387
Average Family Size 3
  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 1.55% 0.36%
Households 1.44% 0.38%
Families 1.88% 0.31%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

Gretna, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gretna to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia 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 # 311 48th
Population Density # 274 54th
Diversity Index # 265 56th
Median Household Income # 577 3rd
Per Capita Income # 518 13th

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