Gretna, VA
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Gretna is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 1,248 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Gretna is the 251st largest community in Virginia.

Gretna is a blue-collar town, with 37.67% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Gretna is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Gretna who work in office and administrative support (13.79%), personal care services (9.81%), and sales jobs (8.49%).

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Gretna is worth considering.

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

The rate of college-level education in Gretna is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.21% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Gretna in 2010 was $16,967, which is low income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $67,868 for a family of four.

Gretna is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. 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 Irish, German, French , and Scots-Irish.

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

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