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Gretna, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Gretna is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Gadsden County at latitude 30.5795 and longitude -84.711. Gadsden County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 295 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Gretna, but most people and references simply refer to it as Gretna, Florida.

The P1 Census Class Code for Gretna indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Gretna, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,572
Population in Households 1,565
Population in Familes 1,381
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 261
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 531
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 409
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 637 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 373 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 158 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 106 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $106,140
Average Home Value $174,064


Median Household Income $33,935
Average Household Income $44,180
Per Capita Income $15,237
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.75% 0.54%
Households 2.15% 0.71%
Families 1.68% 0.58%
Median Household Income   2.87%
Per Capita Income   2.51%
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 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 687 25th
Population Density1 # 807 12th
Diversity Index2 # 214 77th
Median Household Income # 751 18th
Per Capita Income # 798 13th

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