Gretna, NE

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Living in Gretna

Gretna is a very small city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 5,058 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Gretna is the 36th largest community in Nebraska. Much of the housing stock in Gretna was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Gretna economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Gretna, where the median household income is $83,103.00.

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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gretna who work in sales jobs (14.66%), business and financial occupations (9.43%), and healthcare (8.25%).

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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Gretna a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Gretna has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Gretna’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

As is often the case in a small city, Gretna doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Gretna is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.40% 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 2018 was $35,342, which is wealthy relative to Nebraska, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $141,368 for a family of four. However, Gretna contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Gretna include German, Irish, English, Polish, and Czech.

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