Gretna, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gretna, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Gretna had a population of 1,619 as of July 1, 2017. Gretna ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density 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, 2017.

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Gretna, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,619
Daytime Population: Workers 215
Daytime Population: Residents 940
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,155
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 1,611
Population in Familes 1,421
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 212
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $36,008
Average Household Income $51,792
Per Capita Income $17,642


Total Housing Units 644 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 373 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 162 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 110 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $83,424
Average Home Value $151,005


Total Households 534
Average Household Size 3.02
Family Households 411
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.97% 0.22%
Households 0.97% 0.26%
Families 0.65% 0.19%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   2.6%

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, 2017 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 # 692 25th
Population Density # 828 10th
Diversity Index # 253 73rd
Median Household Income # 760 17th
Per Capita Income # 782 15th

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