Gretna, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Gretna, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Gretna had a population of 17,294 as of July 1, 2015. Gretna ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gretna is located at latitude 29.9109 and longitude -90.0517 in Jefferson Parish. 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. Jefferson Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 0 feet.

The City of Gretna (GNIS ID: 2403761) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gretna population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gretna: Mechancisk Village, Mechanickkham, Mechanicks Village, Mechanikham.

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Gretna, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 17,294
Population in Households 16,328
Population in Familes 12,087
Population in Group Qrtrs 966
Population Density1 4,286
Diversity Index2 70
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,821
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 4,003
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 7,975 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,166 (39.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,656 (45.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,154 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $140,434
Average Home Value $179,414
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $33,415
Average Household Income $49,882
Per Capita Income $20,210
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.48% -0.23%
Households -0.41% -0.24%
Families -0.68% -0.48%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   2.11%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Gretna, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gretna to the other 473 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 27 95th
Population Density1 # 7 99th
Diversity Index2 # 12 98th
Median Household Income # 344 27th
Per Capita Income # 249 48th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.