Gretna, Louisiana

Population 17,720

Gretna is located in Jefferson Parish, LA. The population is 17,720, making Gretna the 6th largest city in Jefferson Parish.

There are 11 public schools in Gretna with an average Homefacts rating of B-. The total crime rate for Gretna is high , and there are 59 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Gretna is moderate and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Gretna property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Gretna include Terrytown, Harvey and Timberlane.

Gretna Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Above average
  • No High School Diploma: 21.3%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 61.8%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 16.9%

Crime Rate

47.35% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 299
  • Violent Crimes: 671
  • Robbery: 39
  • Burglary: 474
  • Property Crime: 4
  • Larceny Theft: 3

Registered Offenders

59.33% Higher than national avg.
  • 59 offenders in Gretna
  • 33.30 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

112 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 5
  • Registered Polluters: 1
  • Superfunds: 1
  • Tanks & Spills: 105


Moderate 3.8%
  • Louisiana unemployment average: 3.8%
  • National unemployment average: 3.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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11 Public Schools view public schools

There are 11 K-12 public schools in Gretna, LA and 6 private schools. Homefacts rates Gretna's schools as Above average, with an overall B- rating.
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6 Private Schools

A Different World Academy

Arden Cahill Academy

Elmwood Park Academy

Muslim Academy

St Anthony School

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1 Colleges & Universities view all colleges & universities

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59 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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23 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Gretna, LA issued 23 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 23 permits, 17 were issued for single family homes and 6 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Gretna, LA issued 14 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $833
  • 1 Bedroom: $983
  • 2 Bedrooms: $1,155
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,488
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,722

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Environmental Hazards

112 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (308/320)
    Gretna, LA has 96.25% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 3 COUNTY
    Gretna, LA is a green zone.
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  • UV Index HIGH 6.79 Average
    Gretna, LA is a high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 57.1°
  • February 60.33°
  • March 65.45°
  • April 71.52°
  • May 77.62°
  • June 83.98°
  • July 84.64°
  • August 86.43°
  • September 81.86°
  • October 72.16°
  • November 63.06°
  • December 56.1°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Gretna, LA

Gretna, LA has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Gretna, LA has a very high risk of hurricanes.
Gretna, LA has a moderate risk of hail storms.
Gretna, LA has a very high risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Gretna, LA: $39,232


Unemployment in Gretna is 3.8%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 3.8% and 3.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 51.72%
White Collar - 48.28%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Bobby Jindal
  • Sen. Bill Cassidy
  • Sen. David Vitter

City Representatives

  • Cedric Richmond

Neighborhood Info

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Nearest Major Airports

5 FCC Towers view all

1 Fire Station view all

0 Hospitals view all

  • No hospitals found in Gretna, LA

1 Library view all

2 Retirement Homes view all

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