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Population in 2012: 1,250 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.6%
 

Males: 531  (42.5%)
Females: 719  (57.5%)

Median resident age:  49.5 years
Virginia median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 24557.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $24,256 (it was $23,710 in 2000)
Gretna:

$24,256
VA:

$61,741
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,076

Gretna town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $104,567 (it was $71,100 in 2000)
Gretna:

$104,567
VA:

$237,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $110,070; Detached houses: $114,040; Mobile homes: $63,710

Median gross rent in 2012: $447.

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  • White alone - 919 (65.2%)
  • Black alone - 385 (27.3%)
  • Asian alone - 39 (2.8%)
  • Two or more races - 27 (1.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 21 (1.5%)
  • Hispanic - 18 (1.3%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gretna: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (20.9%), English (11.1%), German (10.4%), Irish (7.9%), Scotch-Irish (2.7%), Polish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1914

Elevation: 844 feet

Land area: 1.07 square miles.

Population density: 1,166 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Gretna:

  • High school or higher: 73.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 11.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gretna town:

  • Never married: 20.3%
  • Now married: 46.3%
  • Separated: 6.3%
  • Widowed: 14.1%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

32 residents are foreign born (0.6% Europe).

This town:  2.3%
Virginia:  11.6%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Gretna, Virginia as of December 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Gretna to the number of sex offenders is 78 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $523 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $488 (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

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Crime rates in Gretna by Year
Type 2004 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.083.10.00.0
Robberies 0100020
per 100,000 0.083.10.00.00.0156.00.0
Assaults 0103010
per 100,000 0.083.10.0253.20.078.00.0
Burglaries 1877551
per 100,000 80.8664.5589.7590.7415.6390.078.9
Thefts 811101411816
per 100,000 646.2913.6842.51181.4914.4624.01261.8
Auto thefts 2101103
per 100,000 161.683.10.084.483.10.0236.6
Arson 0000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.083.10.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 282.9) 46.2136.678.0152.0144.5119.478.0

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.15
Virginia average:

2.27

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.0%
Virginia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


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

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (17%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)

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Tornado activity:

Gretna-area historical tornado activity is near Virginia state average. It is 29% 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 below Virginia state average. It is 96% 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 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 Gretna center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 96.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/22/1991 at 01:01:20, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 9.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.6 miles away from Gretna center
On 9/22/2001 at 16:01:20, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, 2.5 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 91.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pittsylvania County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Storms: 2, Droughts: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Tropical Storm: 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.


Hospital/medical center in Gretna:

  • GRETNA HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 595 VADEN DRIVE)

Other hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Gretna, VA

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gretna:

  • Liberty University (about 30 miles; Lynchburg, VA; Full-time enrollment: 25,053)
  • Lynchburg College (about 33 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,207)
  • Virginia Western Community College (about 40 miles; Roanoke, VA; FT enrollment: 2,563)
  • National College-Salem (about 44 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 4,851)
  • Washington and Lee University (about 58 miles; Lexington, VA; FT enrollment: 2,152)
  • Longwood University (about 59 miles; Farmville, VA; FT enrollment: 3,951)
  • Elon University (about 59 miles; Elon, NC; FT enrollment: 5,403)

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Public elementary/middle schools in Gretna:

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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

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

GRETNA, TOWN OF (Population served: 2500, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-29-2003), St Public Notif requested (APR-29-2003), St Public Notif received (MAY-03-2003)
LATRELLE'S RESTAURANT (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.8%
(20.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.9% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 53.6% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Gretna, VA

47 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
87 people in nursing homes in 2000

Gretna compared to Virginia state average:

Gretna, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below 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 significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Gretna travel time to work - commute


Gretna mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (56%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.97%
Here47.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist Church Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents47.7%15.5%11.9%5.7%4.8%
Congregations32.8%22.4%2.4%8.8%8.0%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Episcopal ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents4.5%2.3%1.8%1.2%4.6%
Congregations5.6%4.0%4.8%0.8%10.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$4,768$28,6080$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$4,086
Police Protection - Officers 3$8,090$32,3600$0
Solid Waste Management 1$2,294$27,5283$3,388
Sewerage 1$2,820$33,8400$0
Water Supply 2$4,186$25,1160$0
Totals for Government 9$22,158$29,54411$7,474

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $260,000 ($208.00)
    Police Protection: $138,000 ($110.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $100,000 ($80.00)
    Financial Administration: $89,000 ($71.20)
    General - Other: $88,000 ($70.40)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($4.80)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($3.20)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($2.40)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $293,000 ($234.40)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $64,000 ($51.20)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $22,000 ($17.60)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($5.60)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $46,000 ($36.80)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($1.60)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $318,000 ($254.40)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $48,000 ($38.40)
    General Support: $5,000 ($4.00)
  • Tax - Property: $204,000 ($163.20)
    Public Utilities: $50,000 ($40.00)
    NEC: $38,000 ($30.40)
    Total General Sales: $23,000 ($18.40)
    Motor Vehicle License: $22,000 ($17.60)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,075,000 ($860.00)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $1,051,000 ($840.80)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $24,000 ($19.20)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $387,000 ($309.60)

5.11% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,954 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.11%
Virginia average:

11.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Danville city, VA  1.72% ($30,123 average AGI)
from Campbell County, VA  0.44% ($29,686)
from Henry County, VA  0.20% ($26,660)


5.29% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,373 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.29%
Virginia average:

10.78%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Danville city, VA  1.76% ($25,655 average AGI)
to Campbell County, VA  0.51% ($28,120)
to Henry County, VA  0.23% ($25,037)

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.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

59 (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 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/08/2010, Expiration Date: 01/08/2021
    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 Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Gretna)


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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

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

Incident types - Gretna


See full 2006 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

Businesses in Gretna, VA

  • Dairy Queen: 1
  • U-Haul: 1
  • UPS: 1


Gretna on our top lists:

  • #74 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Gretchen B. Clark (1)

Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.

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