La Vergne, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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La Vergne, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of La Vergne had a population of 34,831 as of July 1, 2016. La Vergne ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for La Vergne is located at latitude 36.0222 and longitude -86.5594 in Rutherford County. The formal boundaries for the City of La Vergne (see map below) encompass a land area of 24.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.28 sq. miles. Rutherford County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 584 feet.

The City of La Vergne (GNIS ID: 2404849) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of La Vergne is located within Commissioner District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rutherford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with La Vergne population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for La Vergne: Laveren, Lavergne, LaVergne.

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La Vergne, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 34,831
Population in Households 34,826
Population in Familes 29,869
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 1,397
Diversity Index2 69


Total Households 11,467
Average Household Size 3.04
Family Households 8,742
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,201 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,365 (68.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,102 (25.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 734 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $138,843
Average Home Value $149,770


Median Household Income $54,044
Average Household Income $64,769
Per Capita Income $21,435
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.07% 1.5%
Households 0.79% 1.37%
Families 0.57% 1.25%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

La Vergne, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Vergne to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 20 96th
Population Density1 # 25 94th
Diversity Index2 # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 51 88th
Per Capita Income # 187 56th

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