La Vergne, TN

La Vergne has a population of 18,914 and is one of the fastest growing communities in the state as well as the country. In the past decade or so it has gone from having a population of 7,000 to a population of over 18,000. That is a 14% population increase. Part of the reason for the increase is La Vergne's low level of city property tax, which is some of the lowest in the state of Tenessee.

La Vergne is home to the largest industrial park in the state. It also has the largest subdivision in the state. La Vergne has some very old farm houses that date back to the turn of the century. There are also several new houses and subdivisions being constantly built. The location of La Vergne makes it one of the best places to live in the Nashville area. La Vergne is perfectly situated between Nashville and Murfreesboro.

La Vergne is ideally situated to provide enough land for several flourishing businesses. These businesses include Ingram, Bridgestone, DK Publishing, Hollywood Video, Nokian Tires, United Stationers, Day Runner Inc., Quality Industries, Thompson Machinery, Square D, Whirlpool Corporation, Waldenbooks, and DK Publishing. These businesses have provided numerous employment opportunities for those who live in La Vergne.

Nearby Percy Priest Lake provides several activities for your enjoyment. There are boat ramps, in the nearby marinas which allow for the best water sports opportunities in the region. Water skiing and fishing areas in the lake are a minutes drive from downtown La Vergne. The shoreline of Percy Priest Lake stretches for 22 miles.

La Vergne is only a few miles from both Nashville Airport, and Smyrna Airport. Education is a high priority for the residents of La Vergne. La Vergne has three elementary schools and one high school which provide the highest quality education opportunities. With over 81% of La Vergne residents being high school graduates, the city takes education quite seriously. Those wishing to continue on after high school have access to four nearby upper education institutes Middle Tennessee State University, Motlow State Community College, Vanderbilt University, and Lipscomb University.


  La Vergne, TN 37086 National Average
Population of La Vergne 21831 11535
Median Age 30.5 years 37.47 years
Median Household Income $56239 $42350.95
Percentage of Single Households 36.8% 41.53%
Percentage of Married Households 63.2% 58.46%
Percentage Families (households with children) 34.4% 24.32%
Average Household Size 2.94 people 2.57 people
Percentage College or Better 16.5% 20.14%
Percentage White Collar 45.8% 47.14%

Cost of Living

  La Vergne, TN 37086 National Average
Cost of Living Index 83 99.52
Average Yearly Utility Cost 3000 3196.27
Average Household Total Consumer Expenditures $41732 per year $41075.28 per year
Average Household Education Expenditures $382 per year $450.93 per year
Average Household Entertainment Expenditures $2274 per year $2207.08 per year
Average Household Transportation Expenditures $1554 per year $1563.85 per year
Average Household Retail Expenditures $18762 per year $18600.46 per year
Average Household Non-RetailExpenditures $22970 per year $22474.81 per year

Quality of Life

  La Vergne, TN 37086 National Average
Average Winter High Temperature 44.7 degrees 41.29 degrees
Average Winter Low Temperature 28.7 degrees 22.88 degrees
Average Summer High Temperature 89.2 degrees 86.56 degrees
Average Summer Low Temperature 67.3 degrees 62.35 degrees
Average Annual Precipitation 48.8 inches 38.69 inches
Air Quality Index 48 44.59
Total Crime Index 2 3.60
Personal Crime Index 2 3.43
Culture Index 114 93.65