Gretna, VA Population

Population: 1,257. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,222 (-2.8% change)
Males: 535 (42.6%), Females: 722 (57.4%)

Pittsylvania County

Zip code: 24557

Median resident age: 50.0 years
Median household income: $23,710
Median house value: $71,700

Races in Gretna:

  • White Non-Hispanic (60.4%)
  • Black (38.9%)

Ancestries: United States (15.0%), English (11.8%), German (4.6%), Irish (3.9%), French (1.8%), Scotch-Irish (1.7%).

Elevation: 844 feet

Land area: 1.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Gretna

  • High school or higher: 67.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gretna town

  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 46.9%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 14.6%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

1.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -190 (-13.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Gretna:

  • DANVILLE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 27 miles; DANVILLE, VA)
  • SOUTH VIRGINIA MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (about 27 miles; DANVILLE, VA)
  • CARILION BEDFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 29 miles; BEDFORD, VA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Gretna:

  • DANVILLE REGIONAL (about 27 miles; DANVILLE, VA; Abbreviation: DAN)
  • LYNCHBURG REGIONAL/PRESTON GLENN FLD (about 28 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Abbreviation: LYH)
  • ROANOKE REGIONAL/WOODRUM FIELD (about 49 miles; ROANOKE, VA; Abbreviation: ROA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Gretna:

  • SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE (about 19 miles; MONETA, VA; Abbreviation: W91)
  • NEW LONDON (about 22 miles; FOREST, VA; Abbreviation: W90)
  • BROOKNEAL/CAMPBELL COUNTY (about 28 miles; BROOKNEAL, VA; Abbreviation: 0V4)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gretna:

  • LIBERTY UNIVERSITY (about 30 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,348)
  • VIRGINIA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 48 miles; ROANOKE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,535)
  • NATIONAL BUSINESS COLLEGE (about 55 miles; SALEM, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,382)
  • ELON COLLEGE (about 56 miles; ELON, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,993)
  • WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY (about 59 miles; LEXINGTON, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,063)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL (about 65 miles; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Full-time enrollment: 22,324)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT GREENSBORO (about 66 miles; GREENSBORO, NC; Full-time enrollment: 10,868)

Schools

Public high school in Gretna:

  • GRETNA SR. HIGH (Students: 697; Location: 100 GRETNA HAWK CIR; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Gretna:

  • GRETNA ELEM. (Students: 695; Location: 302 FRANKLIN BLVD SOUTH; Grades: PK – 05)
  • GRETNA MIDDLE (Students: 560; Location: 201 COFFEY ST.; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MT. AIRY ELEM. (Students: 204; Location: 100 MT AIRY ELEMENTARY CIR; Grades: PK – 05)