|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Gretna is 17,590. Gretna, Louisiana is the 2,078th largest city in the US.
Gretna is located entirely in Jefferson Parish.
The peak population of Gretna was in 2020, when its population was 17,825. In 2020, Gretna was the 2,048th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 2,078th largest city in the US. Gretna is currently 1.3% smaller than it was in 2020.
Gretna has grown 0.2% since the 2000. Gretna, Louisiana's growth is below average. 70% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Gretna has a population density of 4,395.5 people per square mile. Gretna has the 7th highest population density in Louisiana.
|2072||Southbridge Town, Massachusetts||17,657|
|2079||New Philadelphia, Ohio||17,585||2.7%|
|2081||Siloam Springs, Arkansas||17,575||59.4%|
|2082||Richmond Hill, Georgia||17,556||152.7%|
|2084||South Ogden, Utah||17,541||22.3%|
The total voting age population of Gretna, Louisiana, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 13,155. The voting age population is 50.4% male and 49.6% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 15.6% of the residents of Gretna are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Gretna are 53.4% White, 36.0% Black, 6.8% Other, 1.9% Asian, 1.6% Two or more races, 0.3% American Indian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 16.0% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Gretna, 17.8% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 24.4%. On a per-household basis, 13.3% of families are below the poverty line in Gretna.
Among those aged 16 and older, 59.0% of Gretna residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 80.2% of Gretna residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 20.3% have a bachelor's degree and 6.8% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Gretna residents aged 5 and older, 17.9% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 13.8% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.3% speak an Indo-European language, and 1.4% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Gretna is 7.3%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Gretna, 12.2% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Gretna is $47,244.
In Gretna, 49.7% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 50.3% of housing units in Gretna.
Of all the housing units in Gretna, 11.7% of them were build before 1940.
In Gretna, 6.9% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 580 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Gretna is $883.
In Gretna, 70.9% of households have an active broadband internet connection.