Gretna, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gretna, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Gretna had a population of 1,548 as of July 1, 2015. 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.

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, 2015.

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Gretna, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,548
Population in Households 1,541
Population in Familes 1,362
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 257
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 523
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 403
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 627 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 366 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 157 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 104 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $111,290
Average Home Value $176,639


Median Household Income $35,294
Average Household Income $47,547
Per Capita Income $16,400
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.12% 0.27%
Households 1.45% 0.38%
Families 1.08% 0.3%
Median Household Income   3.29%
Per Capita Income   3.02%
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.

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Gretna, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gretna to the other 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 812 12th
Diversity Index2 # 233 75th
Median Household Income # 732 21st
Per Capita Income # 763 17th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.