Gretna, Louisiana

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Population in 2013: 17,802 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.2%
 
Males: 9,204  (51.7%)
Females: 8,598  (48.3%)
Median resident age:  37.5 years
Louisiana median age:  39.5 years

Zip codes: 70053, 70056.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,337 (it was $28,065 in 2000)
Gretna:

$33,337
LA:

$42,944
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,827 (it was $15,735 in 2000)

Gretna city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $143,314 (it was $74,500 in 2000)
Gretna:

$143,314
LA:

$139,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $190,377; Detached houses: $191,388; Townhouses or other attached units: $123,428; In 2-unit structures: $221,733; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $136,947; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $174,417; Mobile homes: $60,277; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: over $1,000,000

Median gross rent in 2012: $820.

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  • White alone - 7,626 (42.9%)
  • Black alone - 6,119 (34.5%)
  • Hispanic - 2,926 (16.5%)
  • Asian alone - 518 (2.9%)
  • Other race alone - 339 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 272 (1.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 199 (1.1%)

Races in Gretna detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gretna: 97.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: French (15.4%), German (7.9%), Italian (6.5%), United States (4.6%), Irish (4.3%), English (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1913

Elevation: 5 feet

Land area: 3.50 square miles.

Population density: 5,092 people per square mile   (average).

Gretna,LA real estate house value index trend

Gretna, Louisiana map

For population 25 years and over in Gretna:

  • High school or higher: 74.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gretna city:

  • Never married: 41.0%
  • Now married: 34.5%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 14.4%

2,290 residents are foreign born (2.6% Asia, 1.7% Latin America).

This city:  12.9%
Louisiana:  3.7%



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists there were 58 registered sex offenders living in Gretna, Louisiana as of April 25, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Gretna to the number of sex offenders is 306 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $907 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $521 (0.4%)

Gretna satellite photo by USGS

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

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (319.9 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Terrytown, LA (1.3 miles ), Harvey, LA (1.4 miles ), Timberlane, LA (1.7 miles ), New Orleans, LA (2.0 miles ), Marrero, LA (2.0 miles ), Woodmere, LA (2.1 miles ), Arabi, LA (2.1 miles ), Westwego, LA (2.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 27 buildings, average cost: $89,200
  • 2007: 17 buildings, average cost: $104,000
  • 2008: 22 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $134,000
  • 2010: 10 buildings, average cost: $175,300
  • 2011: 11 buildings, average cost: $163,100
  • 2012: 13 buildings, average cost: $161,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 29.92 N, Longitude: 90.05 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,463 (+19.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,173 (16.6%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 504

Gretna household income distribution Gretna home values distribution

Crime rates in Gretna by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 4103231452240
per 100,000 24.25.70.017.411.617.46.124.631.612.311.222.30.0
Rapes 11118162511710996103
per 100,000 66.663.245.892.9144.963.943.061.656.955.233.555.916.8
Robberies 74476263544049524248172921
per 100,000 447.7270.0354.8365.8313.0232.5301.2320.2265.5294.595.0162.0117.7
Assaults 1201128610190671129913881646652
per 100,000 726.0643.3492.1586.5521.6389.4688.6609.6872.3497.0357.5368.8291.4
Burglaries 20116813119719626218221514417814614899
per 100,000 1216.1965.0749.61143.91136.01522.51118.91323.9910.21092.1815.6826.9554.8
Thefts 666707567630483397517543463537440430433
per 100,000 4029.54061.13244.43658.12799.42307.13178.43343.62926.53294.72458.02402.52426.6
Auto thefts 1381531411321031321121109775585153
per 100,000 834.9878.9806.8766.5597.0767.1688.6677.3613.1460.2324.0284.9297.0
Arson 486430N/A000223
per 100,000 24.246.034.323.217.40.0N/A0.00.00.011.211.216.8
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 683.7563.3480.8614.4567.8486.3527.2588.0583.6493.8325.4382.6262.6

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Gretna detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 129 (101 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.66
Louisiana average:

3.98

Gretna tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.3%
Louisiana:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +432 (+2.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)

Work and jobs in Gretna: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Gretna, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Gretna-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Louisiana state average. It is 20% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/6/1983, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.7 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 F4 tornado 29.0 miles away from the city center killed 22 people and injured 165 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gretna-area historical earthquake activity is below Louisiana state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 144.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 328.6 miles away from Gretna center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 185.6 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2000 at 06:46:09, a magnitude 4.3 (4.2 MB, 4.3 MS, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 130.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/30/1994 at 01:08:24, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 138.9 miles away from Gretna center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 292.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson Parish (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 13, Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tropical Storms: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gretna topographic map

Birthplace of: Mel Ott - Baseball player, Lash LaRue - Actor, Stanley Joseph Ott - Catholic bishop, John Fourcade - Football player, Elfrid Payton - Player of and football, Keith Talamo - College football player (La Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns).

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

Hospitals in Gretna:

  • CHER AMI OF GRETNA INC (1817 HANCOCK STREET)
  • FOURTH STREET GROUP HOME (906 FOURTH ST)
  • HAMILTON GROUP HOME (136 HAMILTON ROAD)
  • JEFFERSON COMMUNITY HOME (1331 JEFFERSON STREET)
  • NEL COURT COMMUNITY HOME (541 NEL COURT)
  • OCHSNER MEDICAL CENTER-WESTBANK LLC (2500 BELLE CHASE HIGHWAY)
  • SEVENTEENTH STREET GROUP HOME (404 17TH STREET)
  • ST JUDE THE APOSTLE COMMUNITY (1430 CLAIRE AVE)
  • ST ROSALIE COMMUNITY HOME (119 KASS STREET)

Dialysis Facilities in Gretna:

  • DAVITA - OAKWOOD DIALYSIS (148 HECTOR AVE)
  • DCI-WESTBANK-GRETNA (1010 BEHRMAN HWY)

Home Health Centers in Gretna:

  • ACTS HOME HEALTH CARE, INC. (252 HECTOR AVENUE)
  • COMPREHENSIVE NSG AND HH SERVICE,INC (1141 WHITNEY AVENUE BLDG 2)
  • EXCELLENT HOME HEALTH CARE, LLC (1400 FRANKLIN STREET)
  • MAXIMA HOME HEALTH CARE CORP (1799 STUMPF BLVD BLDG 7, STE 8)
  • ST MARGARET'S HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (919 AMELIA STREET)
  • TLC HOME HEALTH CARE (1581 CAROL SUE AVE , STE 215)
  • TOTAL HOME HEALTH CARE, INC. (628 FOURTH STREET)
  • UNITY HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (1101 WESTBANK EXPRESSWAY)
  • WE CARE HHA INC (781 BEHRMAN HWY STE 203)

Nursing Homes in Gretna:

  • BAYSIDE HEALTHCARE CENTER (3201 WALL BLVD)
  • BELLE VIE LIVING CENTER (535 COMMERCE STREET)
  • HEALTH WEST REHAB HOSPITAL (SNF) (3201- B WALL BLVD)
  • MEADOWCREST HOSPITAL DPSNF (2500 BELLE CHASSE HIGHWAY)

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.

College/University in Gretna:

  • My Le's Beauty College (Full-time enrollment: 128; Location: 601 Terry Parkway Ste. A; Private, for-profit; Website: mylebeautycollegellc.com/Home.html)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gretna:

  • Loyola University New Orleans (about 5 miles; New Orleans, LA; Full-time enrollment: 3,912)
  • Tulane University of Louisiana (about 5 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 11,089)
  • Xavier University of Louisiana (about 5 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 2,492)
  • Delgado Community College (about 6 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 12,843)
  • University of New Orleans (about 8 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 8,201)
  • Nicholls State University (about 46 miles; Thibodaux, LA; FT enrollment: 5,997)
  • Southeastern Louisiana University (about 49 miles; Hammond, LA; FT enrollment: 12,713)

Public high school in Gretna:

Private high school in Gretna:

  • BELIEVERS LIFE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 367; Location: 501 LAPALCO BLVD; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Gretna:

Private elementary/middle schools in Gretna:

  • ARDEN CAHILL ACADEMY (Students: 663; Location: 3101 WALL BLVD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST CLETUS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 550; Location: 3610 CLAIRE AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MUSLIM ACADEMY (Students: 226; Location: 460 REALTY DR; Grades: PK - 10)
  • ST ANTHONY SCHOOL (Students: 203; Location: 900 FRANKLIN AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ELMWOOD PARK ACADEMY (Students: 127; Location: 1517 CAROL SUE AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
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Notable locations in Gretna: Perry Street Wharf (A), Gretna Ferry Landing (B), Gretna Wastewater Treatment Facility (C), Jackson Avenue Gretna Ferry (D), Jefferson Memorial Arch (E), Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office (F), Gretna Police Department - Taxi and Alcohol Permits (G), Gretna Police Department - Police Reports (H), Gretna Police Department (I), Gretna Historical Society (J), Gretna Gun Museum (K), German - American Cultural Center (L), Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office (M), Jefferson Parish Library Gretna Branch (N), Jefferson Parish Second Parish Court - Criminal Records (O), Jefferson Parish Second Parish Court - Criminal (P), Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office - Economic Crime Unit (Q), Gretna Police Department - Records (R), Gould Volunteer Fire Company (S), Gould Fire Company Number 2 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Gretna Village Shopping Center (1), West Side Shopping Center (2), Westside South Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Gretna include: Rock Fellowship Hall (A), New Hope Baptist Church (B), Loving Faith Baptist Church (C), Lovetouch Ministries (D), Jesus Is Lord Evangelistic Ministries (E), Jesus Christ Apostolic Light Church (F), Good Hope Baptist Church (G), First Haitian Baptist Church (H), Household of Faith Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: McDonoghville Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Gretna include: Gretha Park (1), Bellevue Park (2), Mel Ott Park (3), Huey P Long Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: German American Cultural Center (Museums; 519 Huey P Long Avenue), Terrytown Branch (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 680 Heritage Avenue), Gretna Branch (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 102 Willow Drive), Gretna Bingo Palace (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1900 Franklin Avenue), Metro Gaming & Amusement Company (1400 Franklin Avenue), Alert Transportation LLC (Tours & Charters; 304 Hector Avenue).

Hotels: Holiday Inn - Inns- Westbank (100 Westbank Expressway), Quality Inn Gretna (100 Westbank Expressway), Pelican Motel (17 Westbank Expy), Deluxe Inn (48 Westbank Expressway), QUALITY INN TOWER (100 Westbank Expressway), Sentry Motel (50 Westbank Expressway), LA Quinta Inn (50 Terry Parkway), T & J Motor Lodge (930 Westbank Expressway), Oasis Motel (70 Westbank Expressway).

Courts: Jefferson Parish - Courts- Twenty-Fourth Judicial District Court Parish Of (848 2nd Street), Jefferson Parish - Birth Certificates Marriage License Passport- Second Parish C (200 Derbigny Street), Court of Appeal Fifth Circuit State of Louisiana (200 Derbigny Street Side), Parish Government - Courts- 24th Judicial District Court- Civil- Old Rec (1128 4th Street), Jefferson Parish - District Attorney- Commissioner's Court (200 Derbigny Street), Parish Government - Courts- 24th Judicial District Court- Civil- General Civil Informa (200 Derbigny Street).

Jefferson Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 99.2. This is worse than average.

City:

99.2
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.575. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.575
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 7.75. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.75
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 5.80. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.80
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 25.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 24.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.0
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 12.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.8
U.S.:

9.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Gretna and their reported violations in the past:

GRETNA WATERWORKS (Population served: 17,500, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-05-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-05-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-23-2009), St Public Notif received (MAR-23-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-15-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-15-2006), St Public Notif received (SEP-28-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-28-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-20-2005), St Public Notif requested (MAY-20-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-25-2005)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 26.2%
(14.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.2% for Black residents, 32.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 37.6% for other race residents, 34.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Louisiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.5%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.7%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Gretna in 2010:

  • 943 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 16 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 3 people in college/university student housing

People in group quarters in Gretna in 2000:

  • 691 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 27 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in other group homes
  • 5 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 5 people in religious group quarters

Gretna, Louisiana environmental map by EPA

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Gretna compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Banks with most branches in Gretna (2011 data):

  • Bank of Louisiana: Drive-In Facility, Oakwood Branch, Lapalco Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $90.7 mil, Deposits: $77.9 mil, headquarters in New Orleans, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Bol Bancshares, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Wall Boulevard Branch at 101 Wall Boulevard, branch established on 1971/05/20; West Bank Expressway Branch at 313 West Bank Expressway, branch established on 1967/03/18. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Fidelity Homestead Savings Bank: Gretna Branch at 1888 Belle Chase Highway, branch established on 2002/05/01. Info updated 2010/03/16: Bank assets: $919.9 mil, Deposits: $792.2 mil, headquarters in New Orleans, LA, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 18 total offices
  • Capital One, National Association: Gretna Branch at 2 Westside Shopping Center, branch established on 1958/01/31. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation
  • First NBC Bank: 436 Lapalco Blvd Branch at 436 Lapalco Boulevard, branch established on 1919/01/01. Info updated 2011/11/21: Bank assets: $2,218.7 mil, Deposits: $1,904.1 mil, headquarters in New Orleans, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 33 total offices, Holding Company: First Nbc Bank Holding Company
  • Whitney Bank: Gretna Branch at 2100 Belle Chase Highway, branch established on 1973/02/08. Info updated 2011/06/14: Bank assets: $14,882.3 mil, Deposits: $11,630.0 mil, headquarters in New Orleans, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 189 total offices, Holding Company: Hancock Holding Company
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Terrytown Branch at 2320 Belle Chase, branch established on 1905/01/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Gulf Coast Bank and Trust Company: 737 Terry Parkway Branch at 737 Terry Pkwy, branch established on 1937/03/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $881.1 mil, Deposits: $740.2 mil, headquarters in New Orleans, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices
  • Eureka Homestead: Belle Chasse Hwy,north Branch at 2112 Belle Chasse Highway, Suite 1, branch established on 1884/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $95.6 mil, Deposits: $63.2 mil, headquarters in Metairie, LA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 2 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Gretna, Louisiana:

  • Clarion Inn Westbank, 100 Westbank Exprwy, Gretna, LA 70053 , Phone: (504) 366-2361, Fax: (504) 362-5814
  • La Quinta Inn #579, 50 Terry Pkwy, Gretna, LA 70056 , Phone: (504) 368-5600, Fax: (504) 362-7430
  • Holiday Inn New Orleans Westbank Tower, 275 Whitney Ave, Gretna, LA 70053 , Phone: (504) 366-8535, Fax: (504) 367-9070
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Gretna, Louisiana

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Gretna travel time to work - commute Gretna mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (57%)
  • Utility gas (43%)

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Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 107
Jefferson Parish:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 62
Jefferson Parish:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 128
Jefferson Parish:

2.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 334
Here:

7.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.2%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson Parish:

28.3%
Louisiana:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.5%
State:

13.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 17$58,167$41,0590$0
Other Government Administration 25$73,998$35,5193$4,848
Judicial and Legal 1$2,538$30,4560$0
Police Protection - Officers 126$585,688$55,78015$20,516
Police - Other 13$47,646$43,98132$47,346
Correction 1$4,934$59,2080$0
Streets and Highways 43$108,650$30,3210$0
Welfare 3$11,834$47,3360$0
Health 14$53,487$45,8460$0
Sewerage 17$67,057$47,3340$0
Parks and Recreation 6$13,350$26,7000$0
Water Supply 22$82,445$44,9700$0
Totals for Government 288$1,109,794$46,24150$72,710

Gretna government finances - Expenditure in 2004 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $2,271,000 ($127.57)
    General: $796,000 ($44.71)
    Regular Highways: $522,000 ($29.32)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,177,000 ($290.81)
    Regular Highways: $2,536,000 ($142.46)
    Sewerage: $1,600,000 ($89.88)
    Water Utilities: $1,600,000 ($89.88)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,044,000 ($58.65)
    Fire Protection: $959,000 ($53.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $884,000 ($49.66)
    Central Staff Services: $612,000 ($34.38)
    General - Other: $590,000 ($33.14)
    Financial Administration: $585,000 ($32.86)
    Health Services - Other: $574,000 ($32.24)
    Parks & Recreation: $465,000 ($26.12)
    Corrections - Other: $457,000 ($25.67)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $241,000 ($13.54)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $193,000 ($10.84)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $971,000 ($54.54)
    Fire Protection: $286,000 ($16.07)
    Police Protection: $98,000 ($5.50)
    Parks & Recreation: $45,000 ($2.53)
    Judicial: $5,000 ($0.28)
    Central Staff: $5,000 ($0.28)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $2,000 ($0.11)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,043,000 ($451.80)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $30,000 ($1.69)

Gretna government finances - Revenue in 2004 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,177,000 ($66.12)
    Solid Waste Management: $791,000 ($44.43)
    All Other: $213,000 ($11.96)
    Parking Facilities: $87,000 ($4.89)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $444,000 ($24.94)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,907,000 ($107.12)
    Highways: $176,000 ($9.89)
    All Other: $158,000 ($8.88)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $625,000 ($35.11)
    Interest Earnings: $481,000 ($27.02)
    Rents: $53,000 ($2.98)
    Property Sale Other: $53,000 ($2.98)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,176,000 ($66.06)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,243,000 ($69.82)
    General Support: $740,000 ($41.57)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $5,721,000 ($321.37)
    Property: $4,166,000 ($234.02)
    NEC: $894,000 ($50.22)
    Public Utilities: $761,000 ($42.75)

Gretna government finances - Debt in 2004 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $499,000 ($28.03)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,100,000 ($174.14)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $12,657,000 ($710.99)
    Water Utilities: $595,000 ($33.42)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $10,880,000 ($611.17)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,744,000 ($97.97)
    Water Utilities: $1,064,000 ($59.77)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $3,133,000 ($175.99)
    Water Utilities: $30,000 ($1.69)

Gretna government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $8,808,000 ($494.78)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,356,000 ($357.04)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $867,000 ($48.70)

6.47% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,400 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.47%
Louisiana average:

6.57%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($234 average AGI)
Jefferson Parish:

0.05%
Louisiana average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Orleans Parish, LA  1.99% ($33,272 average AGI)
from St. Charles Parish, LA  0.30% ($32,921)
from St. Tammany Parish, LA  0.29% ($40,590)


6.75% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,516 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.75%
Louisiana average:

6.57%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($323 average AGI)
Jefferson Parish:

0.04%
Louisiana average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Orleans Parish, LA  2.31% ($36,426 average AGI)
to St. Tammany Parish, LA  0.46% ($51,238)
to St. Charles Parish, LA  0.26% ($37,901)

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.)
  • 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.)
  • WBOK (1230 AM; 1 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • KCIL (107.5 FM; HOUMA, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF HOUMA, LLC)
  • WTIX-FM (94.3 FM; GALLIANO, LA; Owner: FLEUR DE LIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Gretna fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 23
Total length: 222 meters (728ft)
Total costs: $25,123,000
Total average daily traffic: 176,930
Total average daily truck traffic: 12,202
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 300,781

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1970-1979: 5
  • 1980-1989: 14
  • 1990-1999: 3
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Gretna, LA
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Gretna)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Gretna, LA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 69 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Gretna)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 19 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Gretna)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED47$135,39934$130,286150$136,48021$38,6163$526,33333$92,0870$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$161,1156$121,80020$155,7543$51,2270$03$67,0101$75,770
APPLICATIONS DENIED9$159,24119$105,78980$130,67223$36,8020$017$88,7342$50,550
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$133,4306$124,46833$124,5982$109,5000$02$136,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$93,78012$120,4592$17,2350$02$121,7750$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0253.00 , 0254.00, 0255.00, 0256.00, 0257.00, 0258.00, 0259.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$174,8413$305,510
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$153,6671$147,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$141,5670$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$174,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0253.00 , 0254.00, 0255.00, 0256.00, 0257.00, 0258.00, 0259.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 155
  • Hazardous Condition: 106

Incident types - Gretna

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Gretna, LA
Most common first names in Gretna, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John26870.8 years
Joseph23270.7 years
Mary22376.3 years
James16669.9 years
Charles14870.8 years
Robert14269.1 years
William12868.8 years
George12872.7 years
Louis11175.2 years
Edward9871.8 years
Most common last names in Gretna, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith11372.3 years
Johnson9369.2 years
Williams9269.4 years
Brown8270.6 years
Jones7372.4 years
Leblanc6271.6 years
Boudreaux6173.5 years
Hebert5375.1 years
Landry4570.9 years
Miller4471.9 years
Businesses in Gretna, LA
NameCountNameCount
ALDO1Jones New York1
AT&T3Journeys1
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Kmart1
Advance Auto Parts1La Quinta1
Aeropostale1McDonald's4
American Eagle Outfitters1Men's Wearhouse1
AutoZone1New Balance1
Avenue1New York & Co1
Bakers1Nike11
Baskin-Robbins1Old Navy1
Bath & Body Works1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King1Payless2
Charlotte Russe1Pizza Hut2
Chick-Fil-A1Popeyes2
Circle K1RadioShack1
Clarion1Rooms To Go1
ColorTyme1Sears3
DHL1Sprint Nextel1
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks1
Dressbarn1Subway6
FedEx5T-Mobile1
Finish Line1T.J.Maxx1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Taco Bell1
Foot Locker1The Athlete's Foot1
Forever 211Torrid1
GNC2U-Haul1
GameStop1UPS6
H&R Block1Vans2
Holiday Inn1Victoria's Secret1
Home Depot1Walgreens2
IHOP1Wendy's2
JCPenney1Wet Seal1
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