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Gretna is in Jefferson Parish, in the New Orleans metro area.
It is the parish seat.
The community was named for Gretna Green, Scotland.
The latitude of Gretna is 29.914N. The longitude is -90.053W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 0 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,180.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Gretna demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jefferson Parish economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, New Orleans area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 70114 ZIP code.
12% of Gretna residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gretna ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gretna was $15,735, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Gretna residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Gretna include Gretna Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Gretna, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $362. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $724.
Libraries in Gretna include Gretna Branch, Terrytown Branch ... View libraries
Jefferson Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gretna political report.
The average commute time for Gretna workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Gretna between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Gretna include La Quinta Inn.
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