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Overview

Introduction to La Vergne, Tennessee

La Vergne, Tennessee, in Rutherford county, is 15 miles SE of Nashville, Tennessee. The city is included in the Nashville metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 18,687 people lived in La Vergne.

La Vergne History

The city of La Vergne is located in Rutherford County. The county was established from parts of Williamson, Davidson and Wilson counties in 1803. The county was named in honor of Griffith Rutherford, a Revolutionary War general and a colonial legislator from North Carolina. He had settled in Middle Tennessee and was also the president of the Council of the Territory of Tennessee before Tennessee became a state.

La Vergne and nearby Attractions

  • Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Discovery Center at Murfree Springs
  • Tennessee State Museum
  • Henry Horton State Park
  • Bledsoe Creek State Park
  • Cultural Museum at Scarritt-Bennett Center

Things To Do In La Vergne

Parks like the Hurricane Creek Recreation Area, Poole Knobs Recreation Area and Willow Creek Vista Point and Picnic Area offer a host of facilities for recreation. Walden Farm, Nashville Shores and Henry Horton State Park are nearby as well. One can also plan a trip to the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, which is a popular site for family vacations. Local churches include the Jefferson Pike Church, Saint Peters Church and First Baptist Church. The community also celebrates the Old Timer’s Day every September.

La Vergne Transportation

Nashville International is the nearest major airport.

La Vergne Higher Education

Belmont University, Middle Tennessee State University and Tennessee State University offer facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 34,081
Male Share of the Population 52.5%
Female Share of the Population 47.5%
Senior Citizens 5.8%
Employed Population 16+ 16,613
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 49.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.4%
Median Earnings25+ $33,447
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,719
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,758

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,983
% Above Poverty Level 89.6%
% Below Poverty Level 10.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,065
Median House Value $126,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 49%
US/American 0.1%
English 4.9%
Irish 7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

La Vergne Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 15 miles SE of Nashville, Tennessee
County Rutherford
Metro Area Nashville
Standard Zip Codes 37086
Company Zip Codes 37089
Phone Area Codes 615
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.015
Longitude -86.581

La Vergne Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station NASHVILLE INTL AP
Distance 9 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 46 F
Apr Temp 47 to 70 F
Jul Temp 70 to 89 F
Oct Temp 49 to 71 F
Annual Precip 48.1 inches
Station LEBANON
Distance 21.1 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 46 F
Apr Temp 44 to 70 F
Jul Temp 66 to 90 F
Oct Temp 44 to 72 F
Annual Precip 54.4 inches
Station NEAPOLIS EXP STN
Distance 30.6 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 47 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 91 F
Oct Temp 45 to 73 F
Annual Precip 57 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brentwood 39,974 $151,446
Mount Juliet 28,395 $82,038
Murfreesboro 117,983 $68,146
Nolensville 6,361 $111,048
Smyrna 43,580 $64,404

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

La Vergne Public Libraries

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La Vergne Public Library
5089 MURFREESBORO ROAD
La Vergne, Tennessee
(615) 793-7303

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