Statewide Claims to Fame

Gretna is 5th in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Race - Hispanic or Latino

Gretna is 6th in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Foreign born residents

Gretna is 7th in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Population density (people per sqmi)

Gretna is 17th in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Units inside multi-unit buildings

Gretna is 18th in Louisiana out of 62 other cities in Current population (2012)

Gretna is 20th in Louisiana out of 99 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Gretna, Louisiana Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Gretna Rank Louisiana US
Current population (2012) 17,754 18th 4,601,893 313,914,040
Size in square miles 4.0 83rd 43,203.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 4,395.5 7th 104.9 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Gretna Rank Louisiana US
Residents younger than 5 6.5% 84th 6.8% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 20.7% 98th 24.3% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 13.2% 44th 12.9% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Gretna Rank Louisiana US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 76.0% 72nd 81.6% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 17.9% 53rd 21.1% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Gretna Rank Louisiana US
Race - White 55.4% 60th 63.7% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 34.3% 50th 32.4% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.5% 32nd 0.7% 1.2%
Race - Asian 2.7% 22nd 1.7% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 99th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.1% 23rd 1.4% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 13.8% 5th 4.5% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 48.0% 69th 59.9% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Gretna Rank Louisiana US
Female residents 48.4% 104th 51.1% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 11.7% 6th 3.7% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Gretna Rank Louisiana US
Housing units 7,962 23rd 1,978,848 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 29.7% 17th 18.1% 25.9%
Households 7,115 23rd 1,675,097 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 47.4% 101st 67.9% 66.1%
Home median value $152,200 37th $135,400 $186,200
People per household 2.4 99th 2.6 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Gretna Rank Louisiana US
Income per capita $23,086 42nd $23,853 $27,915
Income per household $36,745 75th $44,086 $52,762
Income below poverty line 26.6% 22nd 18.4% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Gretna Rank Louisiana US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 2,278 20th 375,808 27,092,908
Retail sales $352,774 28th $56,543,203 $3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $21,060 30th $12,921 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $46,420 28th $9,729,869 $613,795,732

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