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Gretna, Nebraska

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Welcome to Gretna ...

The city of Gretna is located in Sarpy County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Gretna has a population of 5,076 people<1> (see below for details).

Gretna is 1,280 feet [390 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Gretna lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Gretna: (402) & (531)<3>

The ZIP code for Gretna: 68028<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gretna had a population of 4,441 people. This makes Gretna the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Gretna represents 0.24% of the population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 35th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,441 people, the population of Gretna increased 88.58% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,355 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Gretna had an population of 5,076 people. This is an increase of 14.3% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 115.54% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Gretna.

Communities near Gretna ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Omaha   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of Gretna

Located in Douglas County

Bellevue   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) of Gretna

Papillion   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) of Gretna

La Vista   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) of Gretna

Ralston   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) of Gretna

Located in Douglas County

Elkhorn   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of Gretna

Located in Douglas County

Carter Lake   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Gretna

Located in Pottawattamie County (IA)

Valley   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Gretna

Located in Douglas County

Ashland   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Gretna

Located in Saunders County

Springfield   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Gretna

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Gretna.

Communities Also Named Gretna ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Gretna - they are located in Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Manitoba, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Gretna.

Websites for Gretna ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Gretna. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Gretna. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gretna. Our list includes 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Gretna:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gretna ...

Looking for more information about Gretna? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Gretna, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Gretna.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Nebraska

About Sarpy County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Gretna:

The official website for Sarpy County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gretna.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gretna - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Gretna). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Gretna or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gretna) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gretna. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gretna

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gretna. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1396, Longitude: -96.2392     [Map].

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