Gretna Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

Gretna: Suburb city of New Orleans

About

Gretna is a city located in the county of Jefferson Parish in the U.S. state of Louisiana. Its population at the 2010 census was 17,736 and a population density of 1,533 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 17,615 inhabitants.

The city was created 186 years ago in 1835.

Gretna Quick Facts

Population : 17,615 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Louisiana (United States)
County : Jefferson Parish
Phone Area Codes : 504
Area : 11.57 km2
Altitude : 0 feet / 0 meters
Capital city : Gretna is capital of Jefferson Parish
Establishment : January 01, 1836 (186 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 08:16:02 (16th May 2022)
Postal code : 70053
Density : 1,522 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -0.69% (2010-2020)
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Location of Gretna on Louisiana map.
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Geography

Gretna is located at 29°54'53"N 90°3'14"W (29.9146500, -90.0539600).

Gretna map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Gretna decreased by 0.69% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 17,736 - census
2011 17,783 0.26% estimation process
2012 17,768 -0.08% estimation process
2013 17,779 0.06% estimation process
2014 17,762 -0.1% estimation process
2015 17,810 0.27% estimation process
2016 17,872 0.35% estimation process
2017 17,821 -0.29% estimation process
2018 17,713 -0.61% estimation process
2019 17,647 -0.37% estimation process
2020 17,615 -0.18% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 8,668
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 8,666
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : Z
April 1, 2020 Population : 9,274
April 1, 2010 Population : 8,668
People under 5 years old, percentage : 4.5%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 18.4%
People over 65 (%) : 17.8%
Female persons, % : 47.3%
White only, percent : 84.9%
Black or African American alone, percent : 4.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.4%
Asians alone % : 5.1%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 4.0%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 7.2%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 80.1%
2015-2019 Veterans : 673
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 6.5%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 64.4%

Gretna zip code is 70053. County name: Jefferson, County fips: 22051

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 64.4%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $116,500
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,010
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $478
2015-2019 median gross rent : $691
2015-2019 Households : 3,182
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.28
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 79.6%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 9.2%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 90.3%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 80.9%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 92.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 20.0%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 8.7%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 2.3%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 57.9%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 58.8%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 22,723
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 73,693
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 718,514
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 188,309
2012 total retail sales per capita : $21,543
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 14.2
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $51,350
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $24,311
Percentage of people living in poverty : 13.2%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 877
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 407
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 314
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 50
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 767
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 210
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 599
2010 population per square mile : 1,019.0
2010 land area in square miles : 8.51

People born in Gretna (17)

People born in Gretna, including actor Lash LaRue, baseball player Mel Ott, Billy Fayard, .

List

  • Emmett Hardy (American musician) he was born in 12/06/1903
  • Ike Taylor (Player of American football) he was born in 05/05/1980
  • Eddie Lacy (American football player) he was born in 02/06/1990
  • Elfrid Payton (Player of American and Canadian football) he was born in 22/09/1967
  • Frederick Jacob Reagan Heebe (United States federal judge) he was born in 25/08/1922
  • John Fourcade (American football player) he was born in 11/10/1960
  • Lavar Edwards (American football player, defensive end) he was born in 29/03/1990
  • Marlon Favorite (Player of American football) he was born in 22/06/1986
  • Sammy Martin (American football player) he was born in 21/08/1965
  • Stanley Joseph Ott (Catholic bishop) he was born in 29/06/1927
  • Frankie Ford (American musician) he was born in 04/08/1939
  • Elfrid Payton (American basketball player) he was born in 22/02/1994
  • Marlain Veal (college basketball player (2016–2019) Southeastern Louisiana) he was born in 21/04/1996
  • Joe Spencer (American baseball player) he was born in 04/08/1919

Schools in Gretna

College & universities near Gretna, LA

Code Name City ZIP
457606 My Le's Beauty College Gretna (LA) 70056

Stations (6)

Amtrak & bus stations near Gretna, LA

Code Name Address Type
NOL New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal 1001 Loyola Avenue UNK
SDL Slidell 1827 Front Street RAIL
SCH Schriever Hwy 20 and Hwy 24 RAIL
HMD Hammond 404 N.E. Railroad Ave. RAIL
PIC Picayune US 11 at Tate Street RAIL

Post offices near Gretna

Post Office Name City ZIP
Gretna Finan Post Office Gretna (LA) 70053

Other places with the same name (4)

  • Gretna , Nebraska city in Sarpy County, Nebraska, United States with a population of 5,024 people.
  • Gretna , Florida human settlement in Gadsden County, Florida, United States of America with a population of 1,430 people.
  • Gretna , Virginia town of the United States with a population of 1,179 people.

Other cities in Jefferson Parish

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Jefferson Parish , LA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Metairie Terrace 142,489 City in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States of America
Metairie 138,481 Unincorporated suburban community and census-designated places in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
Kenner 66,288 Suburb city of New Orleans
Marrero 33,141 CDP in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
Terrytown 23,319 Unincorporated suburban community and census-designated place in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States of America
Estelle 16,377 Place in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States
River Ridge 13,494 City in Louisiana, United States of America
Timberlane 10,243 City in Illinois, United States of America
Waggaman 10,015 City in Louisiana, United States of America
Harahan 9,244 City in Louisiana, United States of America
Westwego 8,297 City in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States
Elmwood 4,635 City in Peoria County, Illinois, United States
Jean Lafitte 1,996 Human settlement in Louisiana, United States of America
Grand Isle 1,447 Town of the United States
Barataria 1,109 City in Louisiana, United States of America
Lafitte 228 Human settlement in Louisiana, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Gretna distances to largest Louisiana cities