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Lebanon, NH

lebanon New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact City of Lebanon
Kelly Crate, Administrative Assistant
51 North Park Street
Lebanon, NH 03766
Telephone (603) 448-1457
Fax (603) 442-6141
E-mail [email protected]
Web Site www.lebnh.net

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Lebanon, NH-VT Micropolitan NECTA, NH part
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission Upper Valley Lake Sunapee
Regional Development Grafton County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2 (All Wards)
Executive Council District District 1 (All Wards)
State Senate District District 5 (All Wards)
State Representative Grafton County District 13 (All Wards)

Incorporated: 1761
Origin: The name Lebanon comes from the biblical cedars of ancient Lebanon, a Semitic word meaning white that refers to the nearby mountain with perpetual snows on its summit. Established in 1761, the name for this town was probably selected by the many early settlers who were from Lebanon, Connecticut, including Eleazar Wheelock, founder of Dartmouth College. Lebanon was the original location of the Indian Charity School from which Dartmouth is descended. In 1781, Lebanon was one of the towns that attempted to join Vermont, but later returned to New Hampshire. Lebanon was incorporated as a city in 1957.
Villages and Place Names: East Wilder, Mascoma, Sachem Village, West Lebanon
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,180 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Lebanon totaled 4,175 over 54 years, from 9,299 in 1960 to 13,474 in 2014. The largest decennial percent change was a 14 percent increase between 1970 and 1980; the smallest, a three percent increase between 1990 and 2000. The 2014 Census estimate for Lebanon was 13,474 residents, which ranked 22nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 334.1 persons per square mile of land area. Lebanon contains 40.3 square miles of land area and 0.9 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Manager & Council
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2016 $52,347,280
Budget: School Appropriations, 2015-2016 $24,970,510
Zoning Ordinance 1936/16
Master Plan 2012
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:City Council
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Library; Conservation; Heritage
Public Library Lebanon Public; West Lebanon

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time
Emergency Medical Service Full-time
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Med Ctr, Lebanon Local 417
Alice Peck Day Memorial, Lebanon Local 25

Electric Supplier Liberty Utilities; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Municipal
Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramYes
Recycling ProgramVolunraty
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $27.61
2015 Equalization Ratio 98.0
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.20
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings54.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings40.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other4.5%

(ACS 2010-2014) Housing
Total Housing Units 6,594
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 3,115
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 1,185
Five or More Units in Structure 2,099
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 195
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2014 13,474 89,360
2010 13,151 89,118
2000 12,571 81,826
1990 12,191 74,998
1980 11,134 65,806
1970 9,725 54,914
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   6,504 Female:   6,970
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 730
Age 5 to 19 2,124
Age 20 to 34 2,902
Age 35 to 54 3,606
Age 55 to 64 2,023
Age 65 and over 2,089
Median Age 39.4 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 92.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 44.9%

(ACS 2010-2014) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $34,226
Median family income $71,868
Median household income $52,825
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $51,631
Female $46,974
Individuals below the poverty level 11.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 7,656 7,630
Employed 7,483 7,420
Unemployed 173 210
Unemployment Rate 2.3% 2.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 2,353 1,773
Average Weekly Wage $858 $1,314
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 14,805 15,656
Average Weekly Wage $831 $1,203
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 17,158 17,429
Average Weekly Wage $835 $1,214
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 898 808
Average Weekly Wage $691 $974
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 18,055 18,237
Average Weekly Wage $828 $1,203

If "n" appears, data do not meet disclosure standards.

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Lebanon operates grades K-12 SAU 88
Career Technology Center(s): Hartford Area Career & Technology Center (VT) Region: 7
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 2 1 2
Grade Levels P K 1-4 5-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 600 450 641
2016 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 7 Total Capacity: 521
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Dartmouth; Colby-Sawyer; Lebanon

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center/Hitchcock Clinic Health care services 6,904 1857
FujiFilm Technology 390
Alice Peck Day/Lifecare Center Health care services 607
Hypertherm Manufacturing 569 1958

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes 4
State Routes 10, 12A, 4A, 120
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exits 17 - 20
Distance Local access
Railroad CCRR
Public Transportation Advance Transit
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Lebanon MunicipalRunway5,496 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance Local
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 71 miles
Portland, ME 163 miles
Boston, MA 121 miles
New York City, NY 269 miles
Montreal, Quebec 187 miles

(ACS 2010-2014) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 72.8%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 9.9%
Public transportation 5.2%
Walked 2.8%
Other Means 2.4%
Worked at home 6.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 16.8 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 61.2%
Commuting to another NH community 27.3%
Commuting out-of-state 11.5%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
X Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
X Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
X Cinemas
X Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
X Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Storrs Hill, Lebanon
Other: Hiking Trails; Lebanon Adult Sports; Backcountry Camping

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, August 2016. Community Response Received 06/17/16

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