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Welcome to Gretna ...
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Gretna has a population of 17,935 people<1> (see below for details).
Gretna was established in 1836.
The community of Gretna is near sea level<2>.
Time Zone: Gretna lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Gretna: (504)
The ZIP codes for Gretna: 70053-70054, 70056<3>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Gretna had a population of 17,736 people. This makes Gretna the parish's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Gretna represents 0.39% of the total population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 18th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 17,736 people, the population of Gretna increased 1.8% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 17,423 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Gretna had an population of 17,935 people. This is an increase of 1.12% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.94% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Gretna.
Communities near Gretna ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and parishes, please visit the Nearby Page for Gretna.
Communities Also Named Gretna ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Gretna - they are located in Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Manitoba, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Gretna.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Gretna:
Websites for Gretna ...
Official Website: www.gretnala.com/
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gretna ...
Looking for more information about Gretna? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Gretna, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Gretna.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Gretna: www.gretnala.com/
The official website for Jefferson Parish: www.jeffparish.net/
The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/
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This page was last modified: 17 Jan 2019