Gretna, Florida

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Gretna is a city in Gadsden County, Florida, United States. The population was 1,709 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 1,701 [1]. It is located on U.S. 90 and is about 8 miles south of the Florida-Georgia border.

Gretna is part of the Tallahassee, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Gretna is located at 30°36′56″N 84°39′45″W / 30.61556°N 84.6625°W / 30.61556; -84.6625 (30.615598, -84.662457)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.9 km² (1.9 mi²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,709 people, 503 households, and 401 families residing in the city. The population density was 351.0/km² (906.7/mi²). There were 553 housing units at an average density of 113.6/km² (293.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.41% African American, 6.14% White, 0.18% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 4.68% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.65% of the population.

There were 503 households out of which 41.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.0% were married couples living together, 31.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.1% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.40 and the average family size was 3.84.

In the city the population was spread out with 35.0% under the age of 18, 11.2% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 17.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,769, and the median income for a family was $26,176. Males had a median income of $20,819 versus $17,955 for females. The per capita income for the city was $9,062. About 25.9% of families and 30.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 43.3% of those under age 18 and 24.2% of those age 65 or over.

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