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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population34,451
Male Share of the Population51%
Female Share of the Population49%
Senior Citizens6.9%
Employed Population 16+16,860
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married48%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.9%
Median Earnings25+$32,928
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,087
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,830

Wealth

Median Family Income$58,834
% Above Poverty Level88.3%
% Below Poverty Level11.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone17.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,074
Median House Value$130,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)46%
Irish7.6%
German6.9%
English6.2%
African2.3%
French Except Basque2.1%
Scottish1.7%
Italian1.2%
Arab1.2%
Polish0.8%
Nigerian0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Iraqi0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Dutch0.4%
Ghanaian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Haitian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Ethiopian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Bahamian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Russian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Greek0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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La Vergne Almanac

CategoryValue
County Rutherford County
Standard Zip Codes37086
Company Zip Codes37089
Phone Area Codes615
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.99
Approximate Longitude-86.57

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)

StationNASHVILLE INTL AP
Distance9 miles
Jan Temp28 to 46 F
Apr Temp47 to 70 F
Jul Temp70 to 89 F
Oct Temp49 to 71 F
Annual Precip48.1 inches
StationLEBANON
Distance21.1 miles
Jan Temp24 to 46 F
Apr Temp44 to 70 F
Jul Temp66 to 90 F
Oct Temp44 to 72 F
Annual Precip54.4 inches
StationNEAPOLIS EXP STN
Distance30.6 miles
Jan Temp26 to 47 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp67 to 91 F
Oct Temp45 to 73 F
Annual Precip57 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brentwood40,873$159,867
Mount Juliet29,853$85,678
Murfreesboro122,007$70,099
Nolensville6,724$111,919
Smyrna45,369$65,871

La Vergne Public Libraries

La Vergne Public Library
5063 MURFREESBORO ROAD
La Vergne, Tennessee
(615) 793-7303

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La Vergne Public Schools

Lavergne Middle School
382 Stone River Rd
ZIP: 37086
(615) 904-3877
Middle
Total Enrollment 1020
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