Gretna, NE
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Gretna is a very small city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 5,062 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Gretna is the 36th largest community in Nebraska. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Gretna, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Gretna, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Gretna’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Gretna does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $76,548.00.

Gretna real estate is some of the most expensive in Nebraska, although Gretna house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Gretna is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Gretna is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gretna who work in office and administrative support (11.93%), sales jobs (11.82%), and management occupations (8.73%).

Also of interest is that Gretna has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Gretna is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Gretna really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Gretna perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Gretna is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Gretna is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.93% of adults in Gretna have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Gretna in 2010 was $31,198, which is wealthy relative to Nebraska, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $124,792 for a family of four.

The people who call Gretna home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gretna residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Gretna include German, Irish, English, Swedish, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Gretna is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.