Gretna demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)73621891
Median age54.937.837.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)65%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1833%44%43%
Speak English100%84%79%
Speak Spanish0%7%13%
Gretna, VA has a population of 1,229 and is the 13,887th largest city in the United States. The population density is 736 per sq mi which is 238% higher than the Virginia average and 713% higher than the national average. The median age in Gretna is 55 which is approximately 45% higher than the Virginia average of 38. In Gretna, 65% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 100% speak English and 0% speak Spanish. 88% of Gretna residents were born in Virginia, 12% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 0% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Gretna is 238% higher than Virginia.
  • The median age in Gretna is 45% higher than Virginia.
  • In Gretna 57.77% of the population is White.
  • In Gretna 38.49% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Gretna 0.00% of the population is Asian.

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      Gretna population breakdown by race

      Black or African American38.49%19.21%12.63%
      American Indian0.49%0.26%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.00%0.07%0.18%
      Mixed race3.25%3.37%3.06%
      Other race0.00%2.30%4.75%
      In Gretna, 0.4% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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      Source: The Gretna, VA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).