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Lebanon, NH

lebanon New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact City of Lebanon
Crystal Adams, Administrative Assistant
51 North Park Street
Lebanon, NH 03766
Telephone (603) 448-1457
Fax (603) 442-6141
E-mail crystal.adams@lebanonnh.gov
Web Site www.lebanonnh.gov

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 3,926 over 49 years, from 9,725 in 1970 to 13,651 in 2019. 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 2019 Census estimate for Lebanon was 13,651 residents, which ranked 23rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 338.5 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, 2017 $55,131,620
Budget: School Appropriations, 2017-2018 $42,680,195
Zoning Ordinance 1936/17
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 406
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
2019 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $30.37
2019 Equalization Ratio 79.0
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.07
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings55.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings40.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other4.4%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 6,597
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 3,038
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 1,088
Five or More Units in Structure 2,219
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 252
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 13,651 89,886
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) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   6,734 Female:   6,889
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 803
Age 5 to 19 1,558
Age 20 to 34 3,847
Age 35 to 54 2,877
Age 55 to 64 1,796
Age 65 and over 2,742
Median Age 38.7 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 92.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher 53.5%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $42,422
Median family income $90,450
Median household income $67,698
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $53,750
Female $54,711
Individuals below the poverty level 11.3%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 8,358 7,739
Employed 8,046 7,590
Unemployed 312 149
Unemployment Rate 3.7% 1.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 2,146 2,191
Average Weekly Wage $1,074 $1,410
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 15,824 16,945
Average Weekly Wage $1,044 $1,445
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 17,970 19,136
Average Weekly Wage $1,048 $1,441
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 916 808
Average Weekly Wage $851 $1,105
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 18,886 19,944
Average Weekly Wage $1,038 $1,428

If "n" appears, data does 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 571 469 619
2020 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 6 Total Capacity: 530
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Dartmouth; Colby-Sawyer

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center/Hitchcock Clinic Health care services 7,000 1857
FujiFilm Technology 506
Alice Peck Day/Lifecare Center Health care services 610
Hypertherm Manufacturing 451 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 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 75.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 12.8%
Public transportation 4.6%
Walked 2.0%
Other Means 4.8%
Worked at home 15.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 18.7 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 56.2%
Commuting to another NH community 28.4%
Commuting out-of-state 15.4%
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 Tourist 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, 2021. Community Response Received 6/16/17

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