Gretna, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The City of Gretna had a population of 5,059 as of July 1, 2016. Gretna ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gretna is located at latitude 41.14 and longitude -96.2346 in Sarpy County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gretna (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sarpy County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,270 feet.

The City of Gretna (GNIS ID: 2394248) 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.

The City of Gretna is located within Forest City Number 1 Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sarpy County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gretna population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Gretna, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,059
Population in Households 4,984
Population in Familes 4,311
Population in Group Qrtrs 75
Population Density1 2,154
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 1,820
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 1,322
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,896 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,282 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 538 (28.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 76 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $191,279
Average Home Value $226,755


Median Household Income $72,131
Average Household Income $83,368
Per Capita Income $30,645
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.93% 2.14%
Households 1.14% 2.14%
Families 1.13% 2.03%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Gretna, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gretna to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 33 94th
Population Density1 # 35 94th
Diversity Index2 # 303 48th
Median Household Income # 28 95th
Per Capita Income # 103 82nd

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