Gretna, LA 70056 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 70056: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Gretna, LA 70056

Acceptable Alternative
Terrytown, LA 70056

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Parish: Jefferson Parish
  • Centroid: Latitude 29.891, Longitude -90.03
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,086
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 15,547
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,984
    • Single Family Addresses: 11,563

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Gretna, LA 70056 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 39,972
Daytime Population: Workers 8,348
Daytime Population: Residents 19,893
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 28,241
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 39,789
Population in Familes 32,828
Population in Group Qrtrs 183
Population Density2 5,965
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $52,668
Average Household Income $72,677
Per Capita Income $26,153


Total Housing Units 15,463 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,063 (52.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,230 (40.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,170 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $177,852
Average Home Value $204,304


Total Households 14,293
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 10,089
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.29% 0.25%
Households 0.34% 0.3%
Families 0.09% 0.14%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   2.01%

Gretna, LA 70056 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 70056 to the other 499 ZIP Codes in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 14 97th
Population Density # 15 97th
Diversity Index # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 116 77th
Per Capita Income # 138 73rd

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