Gretna, Virginia

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Population in 2019: 1,190 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -5.3%
 
Males: 565  (47.5%)
Females: 625  (52.5%)
Median resident age:

55.4 years
Virginia median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 24557.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $31,769 (it was $23,710 in 2000)
Gretna:

$31,769
VA:

$76,456

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,080 (it was $14,397 in 2000)

Gretna town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $108,393 (it was $71,100 in 2000)
Gretna:

$108,393
VA:

$288,800

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $127,497; detached houses: $129,597; mobile homes: $115,680

Median gross rent in 2019: $633.

March 2019 cost of living index in Gretna: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 29.7%
(20.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.5% for Black residents, 67.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Gretna, VA (2019)
    • 74957.0%White alone
    • 46035.0%Black alone
    • 836.3%Two or more races
    • 131.0%Hispanic
    • 30.2%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 19 registered sex offenders living in Gretna, Virginia as of January 26, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Gretna is 65 to 1.


Crime rates in Gretna by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(80.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(83.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(80.6)
1
(80.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(83.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(156.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(83.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(253.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(78.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(80.3)
2
(160.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(83.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
8
(664.5)
7
(589.7)
7
(590.7)
5
(415.6)
5
(390.0)
1
(78.9)
5
(401.6)
5
(401.6)
1
(80.6)
2
(160.9)
5
(406.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(83.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
11
(913.6)
10
(842.5)
14
(1,181)
11
(914.4)
8
(624.0)
16
(1,262)
4
(321.3)
8
(642.6)
14
(1,129)
4
(321.8)
5
(406.2)
3
(249.0)
6
(501.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(83.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(84.4)
1
(83.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(236.6)
1
(80.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(241.4)
1
(81.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(167.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(83.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(80.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index131.275.0146.0138.8114.774.963.5246.6115.3107.851.210.056.0

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Gretna, VA

Crime rate in Gretna detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.51
Virginia average:

2.27
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Ancestries: American (32.1%), English (9.8%), African (6.3%), Irish (5.2%), German (2.0%), Scottish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1914

Elevation: 844 feet

Land area: 1.07 square miles.

Population density: 1,110 people per square mile   (low).

Gretna, Virginia map

13 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.0%
Virginia:

8.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $787 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $597 (0.5%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Gretna, VA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Gretna, VA in 2019
Gretna satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.3%
Virginia:

4.6%
Most common industries in Gretna, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (10.6%)
  • Health care (7.1%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (6.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.5%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (11.9%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (9.3%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.6%)
  • Truck transportation (5.7%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (12.1%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (9.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.3%)
  • Social assistance (4.9%)
  • Educational services (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Gretna, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.7%)
  • Cashiers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (16.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.9%)
  • Cashiers (4.9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.8%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (3.0%)

Average climate in Gretna, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Gretna, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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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 significantly above Virginia state average. It is 38% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 102.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 101.5 miles away from Gretna center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 89.7 miles away from Gretna center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 91.5 miles away from Gretna center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 102.9 miles away from Gretna 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) earthquake occurred 265.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pittsylvania County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Hurricanes: 5, Floods: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Droughts: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gretna topographic map

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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Points of interest:

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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).

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

Pittsylvania County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Gretna:

Marital status in Gretna, VA
  • Never married: 25.0%
  • Now married: 42.5%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 19.0%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

For population 25 years and over in Gretna:

  • High school or higher: 72.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.3
Virginia average:

12.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Gretna
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Gretna, VA (based on Pittsylvania County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

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
This county:

6.23 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

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

3.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Pittsylvania County:

11.7%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.8%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Pittsylvania County:

20.3%
Virginia:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.0%
Virginia:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.8%
Virginia:

48.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

30.0
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Gretna:

20.6%
Virginia:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Gretna:

15.0%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Virginia:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

39.5%
Virginia:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

53.4%
Virginia:

57.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.5%
Virginia:

80.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Gretna, VA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 3$14,678$58,7120$0
Water Supply 2$6,010$36,0600$0
Financial Administration 2$6,072$36,4320$0
Sewerage 1$3,786$45,4320$0
Solid Waste Management 1$2,589$31,0682$2,196
Other and Unallocable 1$5,584$67,0083$2,652
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$4,800
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$1,434
Totals for Government 10$38,719$46,4638$11,082

Gretna government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $46,000 ($38.66)
    Water Utilities: $29,000 ($24.37)
    Central Staff Services: $20,000 ($16.81)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $9,000 ($7.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($5.04)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($4.20)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $348,000 ($292.44)
    Police Protection: $254,000 ($213.45)
    Central Staff Services: $184,000 ($154.62)
    General Public Buildings: $180,000 ($151.26)
    Sewerage: $154,000 ($129.41)
    Financial Administration: $94,000 ($78.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $53,000 ($44.54)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $22,000 ($18.49)
    Local Fire Protection: $18,000 ($15.13)
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000 ($14.29)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $44,000 ($36.97)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $558,000 ($468.91)

Gretna government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $143,000 ($120.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $75,000 ($63.03)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $20,000 ($16.81)
    Other: $2,000 ($1.68)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,000 ($0.84)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $16,000 ($13.45)
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,000 ($2.52)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($1.68)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $339,000 ($284.87)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $49,000 ($41.18)
    General Local Government Support: $15,000 ($12.61)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $292,000 ($245.38)
    Property: $217,000 ($182.35)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $68,000 ($57.14)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $68,000 ($57.14)
    Public Utilities Sales: $52,000 ($43.70)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $21,000 ($17.65)
    Motor Vehicle License: $21,000 ($17.65)

Gretna government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,111,000 ($933.61)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,022,000 ($858.82)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $88,000 ($73.95)

Gretna government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $429,000 ($360.50)

5.18% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,529 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.18%
Virginia average:

9.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Danville city, VA  1.94% ($37,925 average AGI)
from Campbell County, VA  0.46% ($33,971)
from Halifax County, VA  0.18% ($35,550)


5.25% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,102 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
Virginia average:

9.76%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Danville city, VA  1.64% ($29,611 average AGI)
to Campbell County, VA  0.51% ($32,000)
to Henry County, VA  0.21% ($33,277)
Businesses in Gretna, VA
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1U-Haul1
Hilton1UPS1

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.)

Gretna fatal accident list:

Jul 22, 2003 07:10 PM, Sr-40, Lat: 36.947227, Lon: -79.362762, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
Nov 13, 2000 09:00 PM, Sr-40, Lat: 36.947227, Lon: -79.362762, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 23Number of bridges
  • 177ft / 54.4mTotal length
  • $3,147,000Total costs
  • 97,094Total average daily traffic
  • 10,757Total average daily truck traffic
  • 90,161Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Gretna, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 141970-1979
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Gretna, VA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Call Sign: KH4358,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.700 MHz, Grant Date: 07/08/1964, Expiration Date: 10/01/2027, Registrant: 3 Daughters Media, Inc., P.O. Box 348, Forest, VA 24551

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Lat: 37.093194 Lon: -79.402250, Call Sign: WNVD317, Licensee ID: L00268142,
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.800 MHz, Grant Date: 12/08/2010, Expiration Date: 01/08/2021, Cancellation Date: 07/17/2015, Registrant: Appalachian Power Company
  • Int Of Rt 29 By Pass & Rt 40 (Lat: 36.952917 Lon: -79.377528), Call Sign: WYK256,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.985 MHz, Grant Date: 08/08/2003, Expiration Date: 10/25/2013, Cancellation Date: 11/06/2012, Certifier: Shirley J Linn, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 03/18/2002, Expiration Date: 06/10/2012, Cancellation Date: 08/11/2012, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 05/12/2012, Expiration Date: 08/05/2022, Registrant: Universal Licensing Service, 4401-A Connecticut Ave Nw #232, Washington, DC 20008-2358, Phone: (877) 677-3639, Fax: (949) 206-3097, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • 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, N3178R, N-3178R, Serial Number: 1150, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 09/17/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 10/12/2012
    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, N654SH, N-654SH, Serial Number: 3505, Year manufactured: 2003, Airworthiness Date: 10/28/2003, Certificate Issue Date: 08/12/2008
    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, N7182Z, N-7182Z, Serial Number: RW152-2008, Year manufactured: 1993, Airworthiness Date: 05/27/1993, Certificate Issue Date: 02/05/1991
    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, N736JW, N-736JW, Serial Number: R1722573, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 05/24/1988, Certificate Issue Date: 04/30/1991
    Registrant (Individual): David R Hutcherson, 268 Hutcherson Rd, Gretna, VA 24557
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 463RC, N463RC, N-463RC, Serial Number: 17247780, Year manufactured: 1960, Airworthiness Date: 10/31/1960, Certificate Issue Date: 08/03/2017
    Registrant (Co-Owned): George E Greenwell, Po Box 1182, Gretna, VA 24557, Other Owners: Nancy C Greenwell
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 12/08/2020
  • Aircraft: FLIGHTSTAR SPYDER (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: HKS 700E (60 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 12LW, N12LW, N-12LW, Serial Number: 815, Year manufactured: 2004, Airworthiness Date: 10/31/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 12/10/2009
    Registrant (Individual): William G Barbour, 5193 Renan 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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Gretna, VA
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2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 72. The highest number of reported fires - 104 took place in 2011, and the least - 42 in 2003. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Gretna, VA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (44.5%), and Outside Fires (40.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Gretna, VA
    • 51344.5%Structure Fires
    • 47040.8%Outside Fires
    • 13611.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 332.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Gretna, VA
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Gretna, VA
  • 69.4%Electricity
  • 15.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 0.9%Utility gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Gretna, VA
  • 74.5%Electricity
  • 14.7%Utility gas
  • 7.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used


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 above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above 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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