Gretna, Virginia Population 2021

1,166
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Gretna is a city located in Pittsylvania County Virginia. With a 2020 population of 1,166, it is the 129th largest city in Virginia and the 9709th largest city in the United States . Gretna is currently declining at a rate of -1.02% annually and its population has decreased by -7.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,267 in 2010. Gretna reached it's highest population of 1,271 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Gretna has a population density of 699 people per square mile.

The average household income in Gretna is $43,490 with a poverty rate of 29.71%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $623 per month, and the median house value is $102,500. The median age in Gretna is 55 years, 41.5 years for males, and 60.1 years for females.

Gretna Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Gretna was:

  • White: 58.76%
  • Black or African American: 34.56%
  • Two or more races: 6.45%
  • Asian: 0.23%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Gretna, Virginia is 1,166 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,202.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,267.

Gretna, Virginia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White76558.76%
Black or African American45034.56%
Two or More Races846.45%
Asian30.23%
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Gretna Population by Race

Gretna Population Pyramid $2021

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Gretna Median Age

55


Total

41.5


Male

60.1


Female

Gretna Adults

There are 1,073 adults, (442 of whom are seniors) in Gretna.

Gretna Age Dependency

106.3

Age Dependency Ratio

70

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Gretna Sex Ratio

Female

684

52.53%

Male

618

47.47%

Gretna Population by Age

Gretna Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Gretna Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married61%39%
Non Family56.9%43.1%
All51.7%48.3%
Female35.9%64.1%
Male0%100%

51.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Gretna Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6331.9251.7
Non Family2881.0956.9
Married2132.561
Female922.9635.9
Male402.430

2.56

Average Family Size

1.92

Average Household Size

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Gretna Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade10110.18%
9th to 12th Grade17517.64%
High School Graduate27127.32%
Some College26827.02%
Associates Degree343.43%
Bachelors Degree818.17%
Graduate Degree626.25%
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Gretna Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gretna Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White625466121
Black31619919
2+ Races3535
Hispanic1313
Asian333

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Gretna Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,438$31,806$22,500
Less Than 9th Grade$20,781$25,400$8,897
High School Graduate$34,779$45,000$30,938
Some College$25,000$23,750$26,250
Bachelors Degree$43,125$53,125$42,708
Graduate Degree$39,500$$

$28,438

Average Earnings

$31,806

Average Male

$22,500

Average Female

Gretna Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gretna Language by Age

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Gretna Language

99.66% of Gretna residents speak only English, while 0.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.34% of the population.

Gretna Language

Gretna Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black42916137.53%
White69214320.66%
Multiple845767.86%

29.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.68%

Male Poverty Rate

32.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gretna

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gretna is Multiple, with 67.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gretna is White, with 20.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.20%.

Gretna Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College30.53%
Less Than 9th Grade22.17%
Bachelors or Greater13.29%
High School13.28%

Gretna Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed12.50%
Male Employed12.29%

Gretna Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gretna Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$30,841$43,490
Families$32,788$55,419
Married Families$54,018-
Non Families$26,484$28,006
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Income by Household Type

Gretna Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.1%

Male Marriage Rate

35.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Gretna Married by Age and Sex

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Gretna Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Gretna Marital Status by Race

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Gretna Marital Status

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83

Number of Veterans

80

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Korea32
Second Gulf War18
Vietnam17
World War II12
First Gulf War3

Gretna Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+48
65 to 7417
18 to 3412
35 to 546
55 to 64

Gretna Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White527.69%
Black318.64%

Gretna Veterans by Race

Gretna Veterans by Education

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5.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gretna Veterans by Education

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43%

Labor Force Participation

39.3%

Employment Rate

8.5%

Unemployment Rate

Gretna Employment by Age

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Gretna Employment by Race

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Gretna Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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88.02%

Born in Gretna

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.00% of Gretna residents were born in the United States, with 88.02% having been born in Virginia. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Gretna Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,166-12-1.02%
20201,178-12-1.01%
20191,190-12-1.00%
20181,202-12-0.99%
20171,214-8-0.65%
20161,222-10-0.81%
20151,232-8-0.65%
20141,240-5-0.40%
20131,245-9-0.72%
20121,254-8-0.63%
20111,262-9-0.71%
20101,2710.00%

Gretna Population by Year