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Population (year 2000): 17,423. Estimated population in July 2005: 17,161 (-1.5% change)
Males: 8,717 (50.0%), Females: 8,706 (50.0%)

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Median resident age: 35.6 years
Median household income: $28,065 (year 2000)
Median house value: $75,400 (year 2000)

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Races in Gretna:

  • White Non-Hispanic (53.3%)
  • Black (35.5%)
  • Hispanic (6.3%)
  • Other race (2.6%)
  • Vietnamese (2.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • American Indian (1.2%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: French (13.7%), German (11.3%), Italian (7.3%), United States (6.0%), Irish (5.5%), English (3.3%).

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Elevation: 5 feet

Land area: 3.5 square miles

Gretna,

For population 25 years and over in Gretna

  • High school or higher: 70.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gretna city

  • Never married: 32.3%
  • Now married: 41.9%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

6.2% Foreign born (3.3% Latin America, 2.6% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +432 (+2.5%).



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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Orleans, LA New (3.9 miles pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (366.3 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: LA (2.0 miles Terrytown, LA (2.0 miles Harvey, LA (3.0 miles Timberlane, Orleans, LA New (3.9 miles LA (4.4 miles Marrero, LA (4.4 miles Woodmere, LA (4.7 miles Arabi, Chasse, LA Belle (5.9 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 4 buildings, average cost: $61,300
  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $74,400
  • 1998: 14 buildings, average cost: $53,100
  • 1999: 19 buildings, average cost: $85,300
  • 2000: 17 buildings, average cost: $108,600
  • 2001: 24 buildings, average cost: $90,700
  • 2002: 25 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2003: 30 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 2004: 59 buildings, average cost: $83,400
  • 2005: 47 buildings, average cost: $92,100

Latitude: 29.92 N, Longitude: 90.05 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 504


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (16.6%), Retail trade (13.6%), Construction (10.7%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.7%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,353 (+25.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,321 (19.9%)


 

Crime in Gretna by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 4 1 0 3 2
    per 100,000 0.0 23.0 5.7 0.0 17.2 11.5
Rapes 14 11 11 8 16 25
    per 100,000 80.4 63.1 63.1 45.9 91.8 143.5
Robberies 57 74 47 62 63 54
    per 100,000 327.2 424.7 269.8 355.9 361.6 309.9
Assaults 137 120 112 86 101 90
    per 100,000 786.3 688.7 642.8 493.6 579.7 516.6
Burglaries 211 201 168 131 197 196
    per 100,000 1211.0 1153.6 964.2 751.9 1130.7 1124.9
Thefts 653 666 707 567 630 483
    per 100,000 3747.9 3822.5 4057.9 3254.3 3615.9 2772.2
Auto thefts 158 138 153 141 132 103
    per 100,000 906.8 792.1 878.1 809.3 757.6 591.2
594.8 610.4 540.5 471.4 562.8 502.1


Average climate in Gretna, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Gretna,

Gretna-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Louisiana state average. It is 47% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/6/1983, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.6 miles away from the Gretna city center injured 25 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 10/3/1964, a category 4 tornado 30.8 miles away from the city center killed 22 people and injured 165 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Keith Talamo - College football player (La Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns).


Main business address for: TORCH OFFSHORE INC (OIL, GAS FIELD SERVICES, NBC).


Hospitals/medical centers in Gretna:
  • HEALTHWEST REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (3201 WALL BLVD, SUITE B)
  • MEADOWCREST HOSPITAL (2500 BELLE CHASSE HIGHWAY)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Gretna:
  • MEDICAL CENTER OF LOUISIANA AT N O (about 4 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA)
  • OASIS REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA)
  • TULANE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Gretna:
  • LAKEFRONT (about 9 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; ID: NEW)
  • LOUIS ARMSTRONG NEW ORLEANS INTL (about 15 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; ID: MSY)
  • STENNIS INTL (about 52 miles; BAY ST LOUIS, MS; ID: HSA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Gretna:
  • NEW ORLEANS DOWNTOWN (about 3 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; ID: 7N0)
  • NEW ORLEANS NAS JRB/ALVIN CALLENDER FIELD/ (about 8 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; ID: NBG)
  • SLIDELL (about 34 miles; SLIDELL, LA; ID: ASD)

Amtrak station near Gretna:
  • 3 miles: NEW ORLEANS (1001 LOYOLA AVE.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

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Colleges/Universities in Gretna:
  • MOLER BEAUTY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 223; Location: 59 W BANK EXPY; Private, for-profit)
  • NICK RANDAZZO VOCATIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE (FT enrollment: 124; Location: 1415 WHITNEY AVE; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gretna:
  • LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY-HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER (about 4 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Full-time enrollment: 2,496)
  • XAVIER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA (about 5 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 3,659)
  • DELGADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 5 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 8,193)
  • TULANE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA (about 6 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 10,230)
  • LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS (about 6 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 4,399)
  • SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY AT NEW ORLEANS (about 8 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 3,217)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS (about 8 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 12,442)
Private high school in Gretna:
  • ARCHBISHOP BLENK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 609; Location: 17 GRETNA BOULEVARD; Grades: 8 - 12; Girls only)
Public primary/middle schools in Gretna:
  • GRETNA JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 865; Location: 910 GRETNA BOULEVARD; Grades: 07 - 09)
  • PAUL J. SOLIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 863; Location: 2850 MT LAUREL DRIVE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • SHIRLEY JOHNSON/GRETNA PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 737; Location: 1130 GRETNA BOULEVARD; Grades: PK - 06)
  • GEORGE COX ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 564; Location: 2630 BELLE CHASSE HIGHWAY; Grades: PK - 06)
  • WILLIAM HART ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 414; Location: 2001 HANCOCK STREET; Grades: PK - 06)
  • KATE MIDDLETON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 407; Location: 1407 VIRGIL STREET; Grades: PK - 06)
  • MCDONOGH #26 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 351; Location: 1200 JEFFERSON STREET; Grades: PK - 06)
  • FREDERICK DOUGLASS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 300; Location: 1400 HUEY P LONG AVENUE; Grades: 01 - 06)
  • GRETNA #2 KINDERGARTEN CENTER (Students: 210; Location: 701 AMELIA STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
Private primary/middle schools in Gretna:
  • ARDEN CAHILL ACADEMY (Students: 669; Location: 3101 WALL BLVD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST. CLETUS (Students: 577; Location: 3610 CLAIRE AVE.; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SALEM LUTHERAN (Students: 243; Location: 418 4TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST ANTHONY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 239; Location: 900 FRANKLIN STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • WESTBANK CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 131; Location: 16 WESTBANK EXPY; Grades: KG - 7)
  • ELMWOOD PARK ACADEMY (Students: 119; Location: 1517 CAROL SUE AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • STEPPING STONES MONTESSORI (Students: 40; Location: 552 TERRY PKWY; Grades: PK - KG)

Notable locations in Gretna: Perry Street Wharf (A), Jackson Avenue Gretna Ferry (B), Gretna Ferry Landing (C), Jefferson Parish Courthouse (D), Gretna City Hall (E).

Shopping Centers: West Side Shopping Center (1), Gretna Village Shopping Center (2), Westside South Shopping Center (3).

Churches in Gretna include: Sunrise Baptist Church (A), Apostolic Faith Church (B), Second Mount Calvary Baptist Church (C), First Emmanuel Baptist Church (D), Faith Christian Fellowship Church (E), Philadelphia Christian Church (F), Christian Life Bible Church (G), Saint Josephs Catholic Church (H).

Cemetery: McDonoghville Cemetery (1).

Parks in Gretna include: Huey P Long Park (1), Mel Ott Park (2), Bellevue Park (3), Gretha Park (4).

Post office: (A).  


Gretna compared to Louisiana state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Gretna:
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • WSMB (1350 AM; 5 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WYLD (940 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WODT (1280 AM; 5 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTIX (690 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: WTIX, INC.)
  • WGSO (990 AM; 1 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: WGSO, L.L.C.)
  • KGLA (1540 AM; daytime; 1 kW; GRETNA, LA; Owner: CROCODILE BROADCASTING CORP., INC.)
  • KKNO (750 AM; daytime; 0 kW; GRETNA, LA; Owner: ROBERT C. BLAKES ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WBOK (1230 AM; 1 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSHO (800 AM; 1 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: SHADOWLANDS COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • WVOG (600 AM; 1 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: F.W. ROBERT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBYU (1450 AM; 1 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gretna:
  • WYLD-FM (98.5 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLMG (101.9 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEZB (97.1 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTKL (95.7 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWNO (89.9 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA STATE UNIV & A & M COLLEGE)
  • WQUE-FM (93.3 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWOZ (90.7 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: FRIENDS OF WWOZ, INC.)
  • WNOE-FM (101.1 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRNO-FM (99.5 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKZN (105.3 FM; KENNER, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBSN-FM (89.1 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: PROVIDENCE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WRBH (88.3 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: RADIO FOR THE BLIND & HANDICAPPED, INC.)
  • KMEZ (102.9 FM; BELLE CHASSE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTUL (91.5 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: TULANE EDUCATIONAL FUND)
  • KKND (106.7 FM; PORT SULPHUR, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSTE-FM (104.1 FM; HOUMA, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCKW-FM (92.3 FM; LAPLACE, LA; Owner: 222 CORPORATION)
  • WTIX-FM (94.3 FM; GALLIANO, LA; Owner: FLEUR DE LIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCIL (107.5 FM; HOUMA, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF HOUMA, LLC)
  • KLRZ (100.3 FM; LAROSE, LA; Owner: COASTAL BROADCASTING OF LAROSE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Gretna:
  • WWL-TV (Channel 4; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: WWL-TV, INC.)
  • WHNO (Channel 20; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K66FW (Channel 14; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K59DG (Channel 59; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCCASTING NETWORK)
  • WLPN-LP (Channel 61; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: GLENN R. & KARIN A. PLUMMER)
  • KNOV-LP (Channel 57; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: BEACH TV PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WYES-TV (Channel 12; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: GREATER NEW ORLEANS ED TV FOUNDATION)
  • WBXN-CA (Channel 10; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WVUE (Channel 8; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: EMMIS TELEIVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WDSU (Channel 6; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: NEW ORLEANS HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WLAE-TV (Channel 32; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WGNO (Channel 26; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NEW ORLEANS, INC.)
  • WNOL-TV (Channel 38; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NEW ORLEANS, INC.)
  • WPXL (Channel 49; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUPL (Channel 54; SLIDELL, LA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)

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