Gretna, NE
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Gretna profile

Living in Gretna

Gretna is a somewhat small city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 5,088 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Gretna is the 37th 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 $69,592.00.

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, Gretna isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Gretna are a mix 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 (14.03%), business and financial occupations (9.32%), and management occupations (8.75%).

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.

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: 42.77% 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 $36,210, which is wealthy relative to Nebraska, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $144,840 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, Czech, and Polish.

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