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. 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 $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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Gretna is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 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.

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

The citizens of Gretna are among the most well-educated in the nation: 43.40% of adults in Gretna have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

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.