Gretna, Virginia

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Population in 2014: 1,245 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.0%
 
Males: 570  (45.9%)
Females: 675  (54.1%)
Median resident age:  56.9 years
Virginia median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 24557.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $25,700 (it was $23,710 in 2000)
Gretna:

$25,700
VA:

$66,262

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $17,279 (it was $14,397 in 2000)

Gretna town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $105,751 (it was $71,100 in 2000)
Gretna:

$105,751
VA:

$257,800

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $147,214; Detached houses: $159,118; Townhouses or other attached units: $299,202; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $274,690; Mobile homes: $81,938

Median gross rent in 2015: $479.

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  • Races in Gretna, VA (2010)

    Gretna races chart
    • 77060.8%White alone
    • 46736.9%Black alone
    • 131.0%Two or more races
    • 90.7%Hispanic
    • 60.5%Asian alone
    • 20.2%American Indian alone

Races in Gretna detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Gretna: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (32.3%), English (9.2%), German (3.7%), Irish (3.4%), Norwegian (2.2%), Scotch-Irish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1914

Elevation: 844 feet

Land area: 1.07 square miles.

Population density: 1,162 people per square mile   (low).

Gretna,VA real estate house value index trend

Gretna, Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Gretna:

  • High school or higher: 74.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gretna town:

  • Never married: 21.2%
  • Now married: 47.8%
  • Separated: 5.1%
  • Widowed: 14.4%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

3 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.2%
Virginia:

11.7%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 19 registered sex offenders living in Gretna, Virginia as of December 17, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Gretna to the number of sex offenders is 66 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $779 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $558 (0.5%)

Gretna satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lynchburg, VA (32.9 miles , pop. 65,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (65.5 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (310.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Motley, VA (2.9 miles ), Chatham, VA (3.0 miles ), Hurt, VA (3.2 miles ), Altavista, VA (3.5 miles ), Penhook, VA (3.9 miles ), North Shore, VA (4.3 miles ), Union Hall, VA (4.3 miles ), Blairs, VA (4.4 miles ).

Latitude: 36.95 N, Longitude: 79.36 W

Area code: 434

Gretna household income distribution Gretna home values distribution

Crime rates in Gretna by Year
Type 2004 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Murders 0000000010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.080.30.0
Rapes 0000100001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.083.10.00.00.00.080.6
Robberies 0100020000
per 100,000 0.083.10.00.00.0156.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 0103010120
per 100,000 0.083.10.0253.20.078.00.080.3160.60.0
Burglaries 1877551551
per 100,000 80.8664.5589.7590.7415.6390.078.9401.6401.680.6
Theft 8111014118164814
per 100,000 646.2913.6842.51,181.4914.4624.01,261.8321.3642.61,129.0
Auto thefts 2101103100
per 100,000 161.683.10.084.483.10.0236.680.30.00.0
Arson 0000100100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.083.10.00.080.30.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 269.4) 44.4131.275.0146.0138.8114.774.963.5246.6115.3

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Crime rate in Gretna detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.23
Virginia average:

2.24
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.9%
Virginia:

4.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -190 (-13.1%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (39%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (24%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (18%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Gretna: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Gretna, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Gretna-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Virginia state average. It is 52% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/12/1964, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 5.7 miles away from the Gretna town center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 6/25/1977, a category F2 tornado 6.3 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gretna-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 91.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 265.5 miles away from Gretna center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 142.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 144.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 318.7 miles away from Gretna center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 62.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pittsylvania County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Droughts: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gretna topographic map

Birthplace of: Clarence Pickrel - Major League Baseball player, Allen Calloway - College basketball player (Virginia Tech Hokies), Les Barley - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Gretna:

  • GRETNA HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (595 VADEN DRIVE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Gretna:

  • UVA ALTAVISTA DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; ALTAVISTA, VA)
  • AUTUMN CARE OF ALTAVISTA (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ALTAVISTA, VA)

located in Gretna:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gretna:

  • Danville Community College (about 27 miles; Danville, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,747)
  • Liberty University (about 30 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 61,625)
  • Central Virginia Community College (about 30 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,759)
  • Patrick Henry Community College (about 32 miles; Martinsville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,266)
  • Lynchburg College (about 33 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • Virginia Western Community College (about 40 miles; Roanoke, VA; FT enrollment: 4,762)
  • American National University (about 44 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,297)

Public high school in Gretna:

  • GRETNA HIGH (Students: 695, Location: 100 GRETNA HAWK CIR, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Gretna:

  • GRETNA ELEM (Students: 581, Location: 302 FRANKLIN BLVD SOUTH, Grades: PK-5)
  • GRETNA MIDDLE (Students: 483, Location: 201 COFFEY STREET, Grades: 6-8)
  • MT. AIRY ELEM (Students: 218, Location: 100 MT AIRY ELEMENTARY CIR, Grades: PK-5)
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Notable locations in Gretna: Gretna Industrial Park (A), Gretna Volunteer Fire Department (B), Gretna Police Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Gretna: Gretna First Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Gretna Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Gretna: Gretna Town Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Gretna Motel (720 South Main Street).

Pittsylvania County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 25.5%
(20.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.9% for Black residents, 60.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.0 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  55.3%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.8%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
47 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
87 people in nursing homes in 2000

Gretna, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Gretna (2011 data):

  • American National Bank and Trust Company: Gretna Office at 109 Main Street, branch established on 1911/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/11: Bank assets: $1,303.6 mil, Deposits: $1,060.7 mil, headquarters in Danville, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 29 total offices, Holding Company: American National Bankshares Inc.
  • Carter Bank & Trust: Gretna Branch at 307 South Main Street, branch established on 1983/07/29. Info updated 2007/02/23: Bank assets: $3,970.4 mil, Deposits: $3,610.0 mil, headquarters in Martinsville, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 123 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.8
Virginia average:

12.4

Gretna travel time to work - commute Gretna mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Gretna town (based on Pittsylvania County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,94174
Mainline Protestant4,86342
Black Protestant3825
Other1323
Catholic-1
None40,188-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Pittsylvania County:

1.48 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Pittsylvania County:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 38
Pittsylvania County:

6.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Here:

3.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.7%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Pittsylvania County:

29.8%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

20.3%
State:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

45.7%
Virginia:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

40.6%
Virginia:

47.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

31.3
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Gretna:

22.5%
Virginia:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Gretna:

15.2%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.6
Virginia:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

39.2%
Virginia:

33.7%

General health condition:
This city:

48.4%
Virginia:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.7%
Virginia:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Gretna, VA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$11,197$44,7880$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$510
Police Protection - Officers 4$16,740$50,2200$0
Streets and Highways 2$4,825$28,9504$4,213
Sewerage 1$3,252$39,0240$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$1,747
Water Supply 2$4,618$27,7080$0
Totals for Government 12$40,632$40,63212$6,470

Gretna government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $260,000 ($208.84)
    Police Protection: $138,000 ($110.84)
    Solid Waste Management: $100,000 ($80.32)
    Financial Administration: $89,000 ($71.49)
    General - Other: $88,000 ($70.68)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($4.82)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($3.21)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($2.41)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $293,000 ($235.34)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $64,000 ($51.41)

Gretna government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $22,000 ($17.67)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($5.62)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $46,000 ($36.95)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($1.61)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $318,000 ($255.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $48,000 ($38.55)
    General Support: $5,000 ($4.02)
  • Tax - Property: $204,000 ($163.86)
    Public Utilities: $50,000 ($40.16)
    NEC: $38,000 ($30.52)
    Total General Sales: $23,000 ($18.47)
    Motor Vehicle License: $22,000 ($17.67)

Gretna government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,075,000 ($863.45)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $1,051,000 ($844.18)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $24,000 ($19.28)

Gretna government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $387,000 ($310.84)

4.32% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,974 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.32%
Virginia average:

9.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Danville city, VA  1.36% ($29,414 average AGI)
from Campbell County, VA  0.33% ($27,311)
from Henry County, VA  0.17% ($25,462)


5.06% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,966 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.06%
Virginia average:

9.20%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Danville city, VA  1.63% ($23,439 average AGI)
to Campbell County, VA  0.34% ($26,911)
to Lynchburg city, VA  0.17% ($24,150)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gretna:

  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLLL (930 AM; 10 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: HUBBARD'S ADVERTISING AGENCY, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WLVA (590 AM; 5 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA)
  • WBTM (1330 AM; 5 kW; DANVILLE, VA)
  • WKDE (1000 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ALTAVISTA, VA; Owner: D.J. BROADCASTING, INC.,)
  • WKBY (1080 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CHATHAM, VA)
  • WDVA (1250 AM; 5 kW; DANVILLE, VA; Owner: MITCHELL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKBA (1550 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VINTON, VA; Owner: TINKER CREEK BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WVBE (610 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WFIR (960 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gretna:

  • WMNA-FM (106.3 FM; GRETNA, VA; Owner: GARY E. BURNS)
  • WRVL (88.3 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: LIBERTY UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WAKG (103.3 FM; DANVILLE, VA; Owner: PIEDMONT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZZU (97.9 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA L.L.C.)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYYD (107.9 FM; AMHERST, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBWR (106.9 FM; BEDFORD, VA; Owner: BEDFORD RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WOKD-FM (91.1 FM; DANVILLE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTENATIVE RADIO INC)
  • WNRS-FM (89.9 FM; SWEET BRIAR, VA; Owner: SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WRXT (90.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WVTF (89.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WKDE-FM (105.5 FM; ALTAVISTA, VA; Owner: D.J. BROADCASTING, INC)
  • W265AS (100.9 FM; CONCORD, VA; Owner: PAUL H. PASSINK)
  • WKVE (106.7 FM; SEMORA, NC; Owner: SOUTHERN ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • W229AE (93.7 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WZZI (101.5 FM; VINTON, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Gretna:

  • WSET-TV (Channel 13; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: WSET INCORPORATED)
  • WJPR (Channel 21; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: GRANT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS II, INC.)
  • W66BI (Channel 66; DANVILLE, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W18BG (Channel 18; DANVILLE, VA; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WTLU-CA (Channel 19; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: LIBERTY UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WYAT-LP (Channel 55; DANVILLE, VA; Owner: DOMINION BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • $857,000Total costs
  • 4,068Total average daily traffic
  • 357Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Gretna)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

71 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Lat: 37.093194 Lon: -79.402250, Call Sign: WNVD317, Licensee ID: L00268142
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.800 MHzGrant Date: 12/08/2010, Expiration Date: 01/08/2021, Cancellation Date: 07/17/2015Registrant: Appalachian Power Company
  • Int Of Rt 29 By Pass & Rt 40 (Lat: 36.952917 Lon: -79.377528), Call Sign: WYK256
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.985 MHzGrant Date: 08/08/2003, Expiration Date: 10/25/2013, Cancellation Date: 11/06/2012, Certifier: Shirley J LinnRegistrant: Fairpoint Communications, Inc., 521 East Morehead Street Suite 500, Charlotte, NC 28202, Phone: (704) 344-8150, Fax: (704) 344-1594, Email:
  • Hwy 40 1/2 Mi W Of Us 29 (Lat: 36.952639 Lon: -79.373361), Call Sign: KIE841
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.650 MHzGrant Date: 03/18/2002, Expiration Date: 06/10/2012, Cancellation Date: 08/11/2012Registrant: Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative, 11633 Highway 92, Chase City, VA 23924, Phone: (434) 372-6160, Fax: (434) 372-6102, Email:
  • Us Hwy 29 4.5 Mi N (Lat: 36.975139 Lon: -79.369750), Call Sign: KKP752
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.4400 MHzGrant Date: 05/12/2012, Expiration Date: 08/05/2022Registrant: Universal Licensing Service, 4401-A Connecticut Ave Nw #232, Washington, DC 20008-2358, Phone: (877) 677-3639, Fax: (949) 206-3097, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Call Sign: KH4358
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.700 MHzGrant Date: 07/08/1964, Expiration Date: 10/01/2019Registrant: 3 Daughters Media, Inc., P.O. Box 348, Forest, VA 24551

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Gretna)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: FLIGHTSTAR SPYDER (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: HKS 700E (60 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 12LW , Serial Number: 815, Year manufactured: 2004, Airworthiness Date: 10/31/2007
    Registrant (Individual): William G Barbour, 5193 Renan Rd, Gretna, VA 24557
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172H (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2416L , Serial Number: 17255616, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 01/06/1967
    Registrant (Individual): Kenneth L Bolling, 6112 W Gretna Rd, Gretna, VA 24557
  • Aircraft: MATTHEWS JOHN H X-AIR S (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582DCDI (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 3178R , Serial Number: 1150, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 09/17/2007
    Registrant (Individual): George E Greenwell, Po Box 1182, Gretna, VA 24557
  • Aircraft: ROBINSON HELICOPTER R22 BETA (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O-360 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 654SH , Serial Number: 3505, Year manufactured: 2003, Airworthiness Date: 10/28/2003
    Registrant (Individual): David R Hutcherson, 268 Hutcherson Rd, Gretna, VA 24557
  • Aircraft: HUTCHERSON DAVID R ROTORWAY EXEC 152 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTORWAY RW152 (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7182Z , Serial Number: RW152-2008, Year manufactured: 1993, Airworthiness Date: 05/27/1993
    Registrant (Individual): David R Hutcherson, 268 Hutcherson Rd, Gretna, VA 24557
  • Aircraft: CESSNA R172K (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 76 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-360 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 736JW , Serial Number: R1722573, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 05/24/1988
    Registrant (Individual): David R Hutcherson, 268 Hutcherson Rd, Gretna, VA 24557

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$58,250
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$72,760
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0106.00

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in Gretna and their reported violations in the past:

GRETNA, TOWN OF (Population served: 2,500, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 80
  • Hazardous Condition: 32
  • Good Intent Call: 11

Incident types - Gretna

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Most common first names in Gretna, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James9873.1 years
John6069.7 years
William5872.1 years
Mary5276.7 years
Robert4174.5 years
George4076.4 years
Willie3672.9 years
Annie3382.7 years
Charlie3275.9 years
Harry2374.0 years
Most common last names in Gretna, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Dalton11974.6 years
Shelton8576.6 years
Rowland7879.6 years
Davis4071.1 years
Brumfield3671.2 years
Miller3375.5 years
Mayhew3276.1 years
Callands3171.8 years
Myers3173.8 years
Roach3072.0 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (64%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Wood (1%)
Businesses in Gretna, VA
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1U-Haul1
Hilton1UPS1

Gretna compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 3 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
  • Brian Robert Amthor (1)
  • Gretchen B. Clark (1)

Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2017.