Gretna, Virginia Population 2020

1,187
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Gretna is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 1,187, it is the 127th largest city in Virginia and the 9629th largest city in the United States. Gretna is currently declining at a rate of -0.75% annually and its population has decreased by -6.31% 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 711 people per square mile.

The average household income in Gretna is $48,716 with a poverty rate of 24.75%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $668 per month, and the median house value is $103,800. The median age in Gretna is 52.4 years, 46.6 years for males, and 55.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.9 males.

Gretna Demographics

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

  • White: 59.69%
  • Black or African American: 33.13%
  • Two or more races: 7.02%
  • Asian: 0.15%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Gretna, Virginia is 1,187, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,205.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,267.

Gretna, Virginia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White78259.69%
Black or African American43433.13%
Two or More Races927.02%
Asian20.15%
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Gretna Population Pyramid 2020

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Gretna Median Age

52.4


Total

46.6


Male

55.9


Female

Gretna Adults

There are 1,092 adults, (434 of whom are seniors) in Gretna.

Gretna Age Dependency

99.1

Age Dependency Ratio

66

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Gretna Sex Ratio

Female

690

52.67%

Male

620

47.33%

Gretna Households and Families

Gretna Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Gretna Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73%27%
Non Family59.3%40.7%
All57.7%42.3%
Female30.5%69.5%
Male10.3%89.7%

57.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6221.9657.7
Non Family2681.1259.3
Married2302.4873
Female952.8330.5
Male292.7910.3

2.55

Average Family Size

1.96

Average Household Size

3.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Gretna Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade969.59%
9th to 12th Grade10210.19%
High School Graduate30930.87%
Some College29129.07%
Associates Degree414.10%
Bachelors Degree10310.29%
Graduate Degree595.89%
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Gretna Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White653540141
Black29621119
Multiple Races3838
Hispanic1412
Asian222

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%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,058$38,393$27,321
Less Than High School$22,500$23,036$
High School Grad$32,870$44,044$30,060
Some College$25,938$$25,938
Bachelors Degree$41,750$50,500$41,071
Graduate Degree$39,500$63,125$

$31,058

Average Earnings

$38,393

Average Male

$27,321

Average Female

Gretna Language

Gretna Language by Age

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Gretna Language

99.84% of Gretna residents speak only English, while 0.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.16% of the population.

Gretna Poverty

Gretna Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black41612129.09%
White70611816.71%
Multiple926368.48%
Hispanic6233.33%

24.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.42%

Male Poverty Rate

27.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gretna

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gretna is Multiple, with 68.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gretna is White, with 16.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.79%.

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Name Poverty
Some College23.28%
Less Than High School22.37%
High School10.96%
Bachelors or Greater9.26%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed81.48%
Male Unemployed75.00%
Female Employed13.03%
Male Employed6.86%

Gretna Income

Gretna Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$32,788$48,716
Families$47,500$62,787
Married Families$81,429-
Non Families$27,315$29,257
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Gretna Marital Status

Gretna Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.8%

Male Marriage Rate

36.8%

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 Veterans

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99

Number of Veterans

97

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Korea43
Vietnam20
Second Gulf War19
World War II13
First Gulf War3
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Age Group Veterans
75+59
65 to 7420
18 to 3414
35 to 546
55 to 64
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Name Veterans % of Total
White598.30%
Black4011.73%

Gretna Veterans by Education

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3.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gretna Employment Status

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49.7%

Labor Force Participation

46.2%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

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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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86.26%

Born in Virginia

99.85%

Native Born

0.15%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.15%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.85% of Gretna residents were born in the United States, with 86.26% 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.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,187-9-0.75%
20191,196-9-0.75%
20181,205-10-0.82%
20171,215-9-0.74%
20161,224-8-0.65%
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%