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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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$28,065
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Gretna demographic reports
Gretna is on the Mississippi River.
Public transportation: Jefferson Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 183. The number of murders and homicides was 3. The violent crime rate was 10.6 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Mel Ott, baseball player
· Frankie Ford, singer
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Cafe du Monde
Local festivals include:
  • Heritage Festival - Oct. 5-7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Gretna web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Gretna Historical Complex

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gretna was $15,735, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

11% of Gretna residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Gretna festival dates:

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History

Historic districts in Gretna include Gretna Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Gretna, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $362.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $724.


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Libraries in Gretna include Gretna Branch, Terrytown Branch ... View libraries

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Politics

Jefferson Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gretna political report.

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Traffic

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.

Travel

Hotels in Gretna include La Quinta Inn.

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