The City of Gretna is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Jefferson Parish at latitude 29.9109 and longitude -90.0517. Jefferson Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 0 feet.
The formal official name is the City of Gretna, but most people and references simply refer to it as Gretna, Louisiana.
The P1 Census Class Code for Gretna indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
The formal boundaries for the City of Gretna (see map below) encompass a land area of 4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.46 sq. miles.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Gretna: Mechancisk Village, Mechanickkham, Mechanicks Village, Mechanikham.
|Population in Households||16,225|
|Population in Familes||12,051|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||966|
|Average Household Size||2.39|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||7,973 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||3,150 (39.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||3,629 (45.5%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,195 (15.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$132,819|
|Average Home Value||$165,278|
|Median Household Income||$34,492|
|Average Household Income||$49,327|
|Per Capita Income||$20,000|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.36%|
|Per Capita Income||2.15%|
The table below compares Gretna to the other 473 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 27||95th|
|Population Density1||# 7||99th|
|Diversity Index2||# 11||98th|
|Median Household Income||# 320||33rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 255||46th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.