Gretna, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gretna, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Gretna had a population of 1,601 as of July 1, 2016. Gretna ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gretna is located at latitude 30.5795 and longitude -84.711 in Gadsden County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gretna (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Gadsden County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 295 feet.

The City of Gretna (GNIS ID: 2403762) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Gretna is located within Greensboro CCD of Gadsden County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gretna population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Gretna, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,601
Population in Households 1,593
Population in Familes 1,406
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 209
Diversity Index2 64


Total Households 533
Average Household Size 2.99
Family Households 410
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 634 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 370 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 163 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 101 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $82,143
Average Home Value $148,387


Median Household Income $34,614
Average Household Income $47,525
Per Capita Income $16,378
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.94% 0.24%
Households 1.09% 0.34%
Families 0.72% 0.24%
Median Household Income   -0.5%
Per Capita Income   1.32%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Gretna, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gretna to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 690 25th
Population Density1 # 825 10th
Diversity Index2 # 223 76th
Median Household Income # 757 18th
Per Capita Income # 802 13th

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