Gretna, Louisiana Population 2024

16,505

Gretna is a city located in Jefferson Parish Louisiana. Gretna has a 2024 population of 16,505. It is also the county seat of Jefferson Parish.Gretna is currently declining at a rate of -2.05% annually and its population has decreased by -7.08% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,763 in 2020.

The average household income in Gretna is $67,111 with a poverty rate of 25.22%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Gretna is 39 years, 38.7 years for males, and 39.1 years for females.

Gretna Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Gretna was:

  • White: 46.45%
  • Black or African American: 29.83%
  • Two or more races: 12.48%
  • Other race: 7.61%
  • Asian: 3.26%
  • Native American: 0.35%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
Land Area (mi²)
4.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
4,089.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-7.08% (-1,258)
The current population of Gretna, Louisiana is 16,505 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 17,763.

Gretna, Louisiana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White8,19346.45%
Black or African American5,26229.83%
Two or more races2,20212.48%
Other race1,3437.61%
Asian5753.26%
Native American620.35%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander30.02%
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Gretna Population by Race

Gretna Population Pyramid 2024

Gretna Median Age

39

Total

38.7

Male

39.1

Female

Gretna Adults

There are 13,991 adults, (2,743 of whom are seniors) in Gretna.

Gretna Age Dependency

56.8

Age Dependency Ratio

24.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Gretna Sex Ratio

Female8,73549.52%
Male8,90550.48%

Gretna Population by Age

Gretna Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,6782.1649.650.4
Non Family3,7421.1937.562.5
Married2,0522.9682.217.8
Female1,4413.1740.959.1
Male4433.3529.370.7
showing: 5 rows

2.94

Average Family Size

2.16

Average Household Size

49.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Gretna Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Gretna Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gretna Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Gretna Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,660

Average Earnings

$37,560

Average Male

$36,106

Average Female

Gretna Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gretna Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Gretna Language

76.58% of Gretna residents speak only English, while 23.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.61% of the population.

Gretna Language

Gretna Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black4,6941,73737%
Hispanic3,8201,20431.52%
White6,9601,13216.26%
Multiple2,17777735.69%
Other1,32733124.94%
Native543870.37%
Asian575376.43%
Islander33100%
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25.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.77%

Male Poverty Rate

23.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gretna

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gretna is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gretna is Asian, with 6.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.72%.

Gretna Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade48.04%
High School22.29%
Some College17.53%
Bachelors or Greater5.87%
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Gretna Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed43.12%
Male Unemployed31.17%
Male Employed12.5%
Female Employed8.93%
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Gretna Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gretna Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Gretna Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

31.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.3%

Male Marriage Rate

28.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Gretna Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Gretna Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Gretna Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Gretna Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

592

Number of Veterans

555

Male Veterans

37

Female Veterans

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Gretna Veterans by War

count

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Gretna Veterans by Age

count

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Gretna Veterans by Race

Gretna Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

14.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gretna Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.3%

Labor Force Participation

54.3%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

Gretna Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Gretna Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Gretna Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

66.25%

Born in Gretna

81.75%

Native Born

18.25%

Foreign Born

13.75%

Non Citizen

4.5%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

81.75% of Gretna residents were born in the United States, with 66.25% having been born in Louisiana. 13.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Gretna Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202914,780-345-2.28%
202815,125-345-2.23%
202715,470-345-2.18%
202615,815-345-2.13%
202516,160-345-2.09%
202416,505-345-2.05%
202316,850-345-2.01%
202217,195-345-1.97%
202117,540-223-1.26%
202017,763520.29%
201917,711-35-0.2%
201817,746-95-0.53%
201717,841-43-0.24%
201617,884640.36%
201517,820480.27%
201417,772-13-0.07%
201317,785140.08%
201217,771-13-0.07%
201117,784430.24%
201017,7413181.83%
200017,4232151.25%
199017,208-3,407-16.53%
198020,615-4,260-17.13%
197024,8752,90813.24%
196021,9678,15459.03%
195013,8132,93426.97%
194010,8791,29513.51%
19309,5842,38733.17%
19207,1973,897118.09%
19003,300
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Gretna Population by Year