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City of Gretna
Location of Gretna in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Gretna in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Coordinates: 29°54′59″N 90°03′15″W / 29.91639°N 90.05417°W / 29.91639; -90.05417Coordinates: 29°54′59″N 90°03′15″W / 29.91639°N 90.05417°W / 29.91639; -90.05417[1]
CountryUnited States
StateLouisiana
ParishJefferson
Government
 • MayorBelinda Cambre Constant
Area
 • Total4.47 sq mi (11.57 km2)
 • Land4.00 sq mi (10.37 km2)
 • Water0.46 sq mi (1.20 km2)
Elevation0 ft (0 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total17,736
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
17,647
 • Density4,469.78/sq mi (1,725.92/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
70053, 70056
FIPS code22-31915
Websitewww.gretnala.com

Gretna is the second-largest city in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States.[4][5] Gretna is on the west bank of the Mississippi River. It is just east and across the river from uptown New Orleans. It is part of the New Orleans–MetairieKenner Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 2010, 17,736 people lived there.[6]

History

Gretna was created in 1836.[7] It was called Mechanicsham.

Geography

Gretna is at 29°54′59″N 90°3′15″W / 29.91639°N 90.05417°W / 29.91639; -90.05417 (29.916459, -90.054260)[8] and has an elevation of 0 feet (0 m)[1] behind the levee along the Mississippi River.

The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 3.9 square miles (10 km2). Of that, 3.5 sq mi (9.1 km2) is land and 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) (9.33%) is water.

People

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1850717
18802,396
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U.S. Decennial Census

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