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People

Total Population 1,283
Male Share of the Population 45.8%
Female Share of the Population 54.2%
Senior Citizens 35.9%
Employed Population 16+ 377
Age of the Population 57

Families

% of people married 45.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $34,583
% Above Poverty Level 74.5%
% Below Poverty Level 25.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 43.1%
Median Gross Rent $468
Median House Value $100,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 34.7%
US/American 0%
English 10.3%
Irish 6.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Gretna Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles S of Lynchburg, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 91 miles NW of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Pittsylvania
Metro Area Danville
Standard Zip Codes 24557
Phone Area Codes 434
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.953
Longitude -79.359

Gretna Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CHATHAM
Distance 10 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 46 F
Apr Temp 39 to 69 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 40 to 70 F
Annual Precip 45.2 inches
Station DANVILLE
Distance 25.6 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 47 F
Apr Temp 43 to 71 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 44.9 inches
Station ROCKY MOUNT
Distance 30 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 45 F
Apr Temp 42 to 68 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Altavista 3,464 $38,611
Brookneal 1,184 $41,458
Chatham 1,059 $57,500
Hurt 1,412 $46,176

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Gretna High Schools

GRETNA SR. HIGH
100 GRETNA HAWK CIR
434-656-2246
Serves 697 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

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