Gretna, LA

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Living in Gretna

Gretna is a medium-sized city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 17,814 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Gretna is the 25th largest community in Louisiana.

Gretna is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Gretna is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Gretna who work in office and administrative support (13.21%), food service (7.53%), and management occupations (7.30%).

The education level of Gretna citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.48% of adults in Gretna have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Gretna in 2018 was $28,584, which is upper middle income relative to Louisiana, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $114,336 for a family of four. However, Gretna contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Gretna is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Gretna home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gretna residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Gretna also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.22% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Gretna include French, German, Italian, Irish, and English.

Gretna also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.35%.

The most common language spoken in Gretna is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.