Gretna, NE

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Living in Gretna

Gretna is a somewhat small city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 5,083 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Gretna is the 37th largest community in Nebraska. Gretna has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. 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 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 (14.03%), 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.

Gretna’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

Being a small city, Gretna does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Gretna is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.77% 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 $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.