La Vergne is a medium-sized city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 34,274 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, La Vergne is the 19th largest community in Tennessee.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, La Vergne is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, La Vergne is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in La Vergne who work in office and administrative support (15.16%), sales jobs (10.16%) and management occupations (8.74%).
Also of interest is that La Vergne has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In La Vergne, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.93 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
La Vergne Information and Demographics
In terms of college education, La Vergne is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.15% of adults 25 and older in La Vergne have a bachelor’s degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in La Vergne in 2010 was $21,735, which is upper middle income relative to Tennessee, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,940 for a family of four. However, La Vergne contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
La Vergne is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call La Vergne home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of La Vergne residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. La Vergne also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.37% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in La Vergne include Irish, German and English.
The most common language spoken in La Vergne is English. Some people also speak Spanish.