Gretna, Louisiana






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A Taste of Gretna, Louisiana

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT GRETNA?

  1. The city of Gretna is the parish seat of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, USA. Gretna is on the west bank of the Mississippi River, just east and across the river from uptown New Orleans. It is part of the New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 17,736 at the 2010 census. Gretna is 55 percent white.

  2. Gretna was settled in 1836, originally as Mechanicsham, growing with a station on the Mississippi River for the Missouri Pacific Railroad, Texas and Pacific Railway, and Southern Pacific Railroad, with a ferry across the River to New Orleans. The famous spice-maker Zatarain's was founded here in 1889. Gretna was incorporated in 1913, absorbing the section of McDonogh within the Jefferson Parish boundaries. In the 1940 census, Gretna had a population of 10,879.

  3. The City of Gretna received considerable press coverage when, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina (late August 2005), people who attempted to escape from New Orleans by walking over the Crescent City Connection bridge over the Mississippi River were turned back at gunpoint by City of Gretna Police, along with Crescent City Connection Police and Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputies, who set up a roadblock on the bridge in the days following the hurricane. According to eyewitnesses, some of these officers threatened to shoot New Orleans residents and tourists as they attempted to cross into Gretna on foot.

  4. The median income for a household in the city was $28,065, and the median income for a family was $31,881.

Radio Stations
WBSN 89.1 FM New Orleans, LA Christian Contemporary
WWOZ 90.7 FM New Orleans, LA Jazz
WNKV 91.1 FM Norco, LA Christian Contemporary
WQUE 93.3 FM New Orleans, LA Hip Hop
WTIX 94.3 FM Galliano, LA Oldies
K242CE (WQUE) 96.3 FM Meraux, LA Hip Hop
WEZB 97.1 FM New Orleans, LA Top-40
WYLD 98.5 FM New Orleans, LA Urban Contemporary
WRNO 99.5 FM New Orleans, LA News/Talk
KKND 102.9 FM Belle Chasse, LA Hip Hop
WWL 105.3 FM Kenner, LA News/Talk
WMTI 106.1 FM Picayune, MS Sports
KMEZ 106.7 FM Port Sulphur, LA Rhythmic Oldies

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Demographics of Gretna, Louisiana

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

56.32%

35.53%

0.60%

3.12%

6.34%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Famous Blacks from Gretna, Louisiana

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Businesses in Gretna, Louisiana


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Art of Braiding Salon -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   - 1200 Stumpf Blvd Gretna, LA 70053 (504) 362-9906 - (visit website)

  2. Shay Styling -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   - 1138 Franklin Ave, Gretna, LA 70053 (504) 813-4907

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Cafe 615 Home of Da Wabbitt -  Category: Seafood, Cajun/Creole, Sandwiches/Subs -   615 Kepler St Gretna, Louisiana 70053 (504) 365-1225

  2. Real Pieman -  Category: Seafood, Southern/Soul -   1701 Franklin Ave Gretna, Louisiana 70053 (504) 362-4545

  3. Sistas Soul Food Restaurant -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   300 Monroe St Gretna, Louisiana 70053 (504) 368-4466

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CHURCHES



  1. St John A M E Church -  1017 Belleville St. Gretna, LA (504) 366-3713

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