La Vergne, Tennessee

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La Vergne
La Vergne, Tennessee
Official seal of La Vergne
Location in Rutherford County and the state of Tennessee.
Location in Rutherford County and the state of Tennessee.
Coordinates: 36°0′48″N 86°33′46″W / 36.01333°N 86.56278°W / 36.01333; -86.56278Coordinates: 36°0′48″N 86°33′46″W / 36.01333°N 86.56278°W / 36.01333; -86.56278
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Rutherford
Settled 1852
Original Incorporation 1860
Reincorporated 1972
 • Type Mayor-Council
 • Mayor Dennis Waldron
 • Vice mayor Sherry Green
 • Alderman Jason Cole
 • Alderman Melisa Brown
 • Alderman Calvin Jones
 • Total 25.1 sq mi (65.0 km2)
 • Land 24.8 sq mi (64.2 km2)
 • Water 0.30 sq mi (0.80 km2)  1.20%
Elevation 600.0 ft (182.9 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 32,588
 • Estimate (2013)[2] 34,077
 • Density 753.7/sq mi (290.9/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 37086
Area code(s) 615
FIPS code 47-41200
GNIS feature ID 1290433[3]
Website City of La Vergne

La Vergne (/ləˈvɜːrn/ lə-VURN) is a city in Rutherford County, Tennessee. The population was 32,588 at the 2010 census[4] and 34,077 in 2013. La Vergne lies within the Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area.


La Vergne is located at 36°0′48″N 86°33′46″W / 36.01333°N 86.56278°W / 36.01333; -86.56278 (36.013330, -86.562682).[5] It directly borders the Antioch neighborhood of Nashville on the northwest, Smyrna on the southeast, and Percy Priest Lake on the northeast.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 25.1 square miles (65 km2), of which 24.8 square miles (64 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) (1.20%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 183
1980 5,495
1990 7,499 36.5%
2000 18,687 149.2%
2010 32,588 74.4%
Est. 2015 34,794 [6] 6.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2013 Estimate[2]

As of the census of 2010, there were 32,588 people (from 18,687 in 2000 census), 11,204 households (from 6,536 households in 2000), and 8,901 families residing in the city. The population density was 753.7 people per square mile (290.9/km²). There were 6,994 housing units at an average density of 282.1 per square mile (108.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.50% White, 11.02% African American, 0.43% Native American, 1.32% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.28% from other races, and 1.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.54% of the population.

There were 6,536 households out of which 46.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.9% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.6% were non-families. 15.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the city, the population was spread out with 31.4% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 38.9% from 25 to 44, 17.7% from 45 to 64, and 4.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $51,478, and the median income for a family was $55,226. Males had a median income of $35,743 versus $26,323 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,580. About 4.1% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.

The largest subdivision of homes in the state of Tennessee, Lake Forest Estates, is located in La Vergne, encompassing more than 3,100 homes.[8]


The top employers in the city are:[9]

La Vergne hosts one of two United States printing plants for the multinational publishing company Lightning Source[10] and serves as the company's headquarters.

In November 2015, Hong Kong based Sinomax announced they would be investing $28 million into making the defunct Whirlpool plant into their North American manufacturing headquarters, creating 350 jobs. This investment is the largest by a Chinese company in Tennessee's history.[11][12]


  • La Vergne Primary School
  • Roy Waldron School
  • La Vergne Lake Elementary School
  • Rock Springs Elementary School
  • La Vergne Middle School
  • Rock Springs Middle School
  • La Vergne High School


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