Gretna Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Gretna, LA

General Gretna Information

State: Louisiana

County: Jefferson Parish

Close cities: Chalmette, LA, Arabi, LA, Belle Chasse, LA, Woodmere, LA, Marrero, LA, New Orleans, LA, Estelle, LA, Timberlane, LA, Westwego, LA, Terrytown, LA, Harvey, LA

Gretna Population (census data)
Total 15,984 (-8.7% since 2000)
Male 7,997 (50.0%)
Female 7,987 (50.0%)

Population Density: 4,572 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 84.8 (US Avg is 100)

Gretna Elevation: 5 feet above sea level

Land Area: 3.50 square miles

Median Household Income: $35,272

Zip Codes: 70054, 70053, and 70056.

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Gretna Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (53.3%)
  • Black (35.5%)
  • Hispanic (6.3%)
  • Other race (2.6%)
  • Vietnamese (2.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • American Indian (1.2%)
Ancestry Information:
  • French (13.7%)
  • German (11.3%)
  • Italian (7.3%)
  • United States (6.0%)
  • Irish (5.5%)
  • English (3.3%)
Foriegn Born: 1,077 people (6.7%)
  • Latin America (55.9%)
  • Asia (44.1%)

Local Gretna Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: Houston Astros, Texas Rangers
NFL Football: Houston Texans, New Orleans Saints
NBA Basketball: , Houston Rockets
NHL Hockey: Dallas Stars
NCAA Sports: Tulane University, University of New Orleans

Gretna School Information

High Schools
Gretna Junior High School (910 Gretna Boulevard, Gretna, LA, 70053 - Jefferson Parish School Board District)
Elementary Schools
George Cox Elementary School (2630 Belle Chasse Highway, Gretna, LA, 70056 - Jefferson Parish School Board District)
Kate Middleton Elementary School (1407 Virgil Street, Gretna, LA, 70053 - Jefferson Parish School Board District)
McDonogh #26 Elementary School (1200 Jefferson Street, Gretna, LA, 70053 - Jefferson Parish School Board District)
Paul J. Solis Elementary School (2850 Mt Laurel Drive, Gretna, LA, 70056 - Jefferson Parish School Board District)
Shirley Johnson/Gretna Park Elementary School (1130 Gretna Boulevard, Gretna, LA, 70053 - Jefferson Parish School Board District)
William Hart Elementary School (2001 Hancock Street, Gretna, LA, 70053 - Jefferson Parish School Board District)
Other/Private Schools
Gretna No. 2 Academy For Advanced Studies (701 Amelia Street, Gretna, LA, 70053 - Jefferson Parish School Board District)
Thomas Jefferson Academy For Advanced Studies (815 Huey P Long Avenue, Gretna, LA, 70053 - Jefferson Parish School Board District)

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