Lebanon, New Hampshire

Lebanon is a city located in Grafton County, New Hampshire. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 12,568.

Table of contents
1 History
2 Geography
3 Demographics


The town of Lebanon was chartered on July 4th 1776. The town was named for Lebanon, Connecticut. The early settlment of the region was all throughout the areas now occupied by Lebanon, West Lebanon, and Enfield, however the town gained its centre in Lebanon because the drop in the Mascoma River at that location was most sufficient for milling. The town became an important manufacturing centre and an important railroad hub when the railroad from boston came through, making a local hub at West Lebanon, which became known as Westboro, after two trains colided because of West Lebanon being mistaken for Lebanon. The town has suffered two major fires, of which the second, in 1964 destroyed a large portion of the old manufacturing district of town. This resulted in "The Mall" which was built to replace the portions of Hanover Street that were destroyed in the fire.


Lebanon is located at 43°38'38" North, 72°15'19" West (43.643897, -72.255242)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 107.1 km² (41.4 mi²). 104.5 km² (40.4 mi²) of it is land and 2.6 km² (1.0 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.39% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 12,568 people, 5,500 households, and 3,178 families residing in the city. The population density is 120.2/km² (311.4/mi²). There are 5,707 housing units at an average density of 54.6/km² (141.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 94.38% White, 0.83% African American, 0.43% Native American, 2.67% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. 1.64% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 5,500 households out of which 28.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.6% are married couples living together, 9.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 42.2% are non-families. 33.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.23 and the average family size is 2.87.

In the city the population is spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 89.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $42,185, and the median income for a family is $52,133. Males have a median income of $32,693 versus $27,086 for females. The per capita income for the city is $25,133. 8.8% of the population and 6.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 13.8% are under the age of 18 and 8.1% are 65 or older.

" size=20>


Browse articles alphabetically:
#0">0 | #1">1 | #2">2 | #3">3 | #4">4 | #5">5 | #6">6 | #7">7 | #8">8 | #9">9 | #_">_ | #A">A | #B">B | #C">C | #D">D | #E">E | #F">F | #G">G | #H">H | #I">I | #J">J | #K">K | #L">L | #M">M | #N">N | #O">O | #P">P | #Q">Q | #R">R | #S">S | #T">T | #U">U | #V">V | #W">W | #X">X | #Y">Y | #Z">Z