Gretna, Nebraska

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Gretna, Nebraska

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High Points

Gretna strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Nebraska):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Gretna Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Gretna People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Gretna Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Gretna Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Gretna College Educated Adults
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Gretna Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Gretna, Nebraska

Comparing Gretna to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Nebraska (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 10
Female Share of the Population 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 7
Racial Diversity 4 6
Age of the Population 4 3
Male Share of the Population 4 5
Senior Citizens 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 7 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
College Educated Adults 9 10
Median Family Income 9 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 2
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Public Transportation Use 5 7
Working at Home 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 7 10
People Living Alone 4 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Affordability of Rents 3 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2

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Gretna Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 17 miles SW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Sarpy
Metro Area Omaha
Standard Zip Codes 68028
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.14
Longitude -96.239

Gretna Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ASHLAND 2
Distance 8.5 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 39 to 67 F
Annual Precip 30.1 inches
Station OMAHA 9 NW
Distance 18.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 30 inches
Station WAHOO
Distance 21.2 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 39 to 66 F
Annual Precip 34 inches
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Gretna Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,355 100%
Male 1,115 47.3%
Female 1,240 52.7%
Under 18 662 28.1%
18+ 1,693 71.9%
65+ 307 13%
Median Age 36.4
Average Family Size 3.07
White 2,323 98.6%
African-American 1 0%
Asian 10 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 10 0.4%
Other 4 0.2%
Mixed Race 7 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 27 1.1%

Estimated Gretna Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,860
Growth 2,505
Growth % 106.4%

Gretna Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 48%
Irish 9.2%
Norwegian 7.5%
English 5.7%
Polish 4.4%
Danish 4.2%
US/American 3.9%
Swedish 3.2%
Czech 3.1%
Dutch 2.4%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Lithuanian 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1%
Scandinavian 1%
Scottish 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Italian 0.5%
Portuguese 0.2%
Latvian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Gretna 2,355 $56,410
Ashland 2,262 $47,428
Boys Town 818 $51,944
Cedar Creek 396 $54,063
Elkhorn 6,062 $76,206
Papillion 16,363 $70,737
Springfield 1,450 $54,236

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Gretna Public Library
Gretna, Nebraska
(402) 332-4480

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Gretna High Schools (2004)

Serves 544 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

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