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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Gretna is a suburb of Omaha with a population of 5,037. Gretna is in Sarpy County and is one of the best places to live in Nebraska. Living in Gretna offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Gretna and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Gretna are highly rated.
About Gretna...
Population
5,037

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$183,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$958
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Gretna Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Gretna

Jobs
A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$80,713
National
$55,322
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Gretna Reviews

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We built a home 2 years ago in Gretna and have really enjoyed our decision to live here! Currently not many good food options but I do feel like with the current growth rate we will see a lot of new things showing up soon. Neighborhoods are always lively and kids are always playing outside. Love that paved sidewalks are common here.
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I've lived in Gretna all my life and I love the people and neighborly kindness. This city has been a wonderful place to grow up in and the school system has educated me well. The town is very close and everyone here knows and looks out for each other. Gretna displays a very comforting and friendly atmosphere that anyone can appreciate. Every summer in July, we hold a weekend-long community festival called Gretna Days where a number of activities take place. We have parades, carnivals, beer gardens and even an annual tractor-pull. Gretna is an incredible town that continues to grow and change for the better.
Gretna is family friendly. There is not a shortage of jobs. Lots to do outside, with plenty of natural habitats. It is not a concrete jungle. Downfall is it lacks major roads so the side streets are a bit congested. Public schools care about students and their families.