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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 kelly.crate@LebCity.com
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 2 (All Wards)
Executive Council District 1 (All Wards)
State Senate 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 4,214 over 56 years, from 9,299 in 1960 to 13,513 in 2016. 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 2016 Census estimate for Lebanon was 13,513 residents, which ranked 22nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2016 (US Census Bureau): 335.1 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, 2017 $55,131,620
Budget: School Appropriations, 2016-2017 $42,189,079
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 409
Alice Peck Day Memorial, Lebanon Local 25

Utilities
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:
BusinessYes
ResidentialLimited

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2016 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $28.13
2016 Equalization Ratio 93.8
2016 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $25.59
2016 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings55.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings40.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other4.5%

(ACS 2012-2016) Housing
Total Housing Units 6,697
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 2,898
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 1,294
Five or More Units in Structure 2,218
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 287
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2016 13,513 88,888
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) 2012-2016
Population by Gender
Male:   6,532 Female:   6,996
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 824
Age 5 to 19 1,796
Age 20 to 34 3,121
Age 35 to 54 3,368
Age 55 to 64 2,041
Age 65 and over 2,378
Median Age 40.2 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 46.9%

(ACS 2012-2016) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $37,704
Median family income $77,826
Median household income $56,448
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $50,750
Female $50,029
Individuals below the poverty level 13.6%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2006 2016
Civilian Labor Force 7,837 7,662
Employed 7,655 7,514
Unemployed 182 148
Unemployment Rate 2.3% 1.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2006 2016
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $2,334 $2,147
Average Weekly Wage $995 $1,339
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment $15,105 $16,287
Average Weekly Wage $945 $1,284
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $17,438 $18,434
Average Weekly Wage $952 $1,291
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $858 $808
Average Weekly Wage $771 $1,013
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $18,296 $19,243
Average Weekly Wage $944 $1,279

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 604 469 644
2017 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 7 Total Capacity: 606
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 2012-2016) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 75.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 10.8%
Public transportation 4.0%
Walked 3.5%
Other Means 1.0%
Worked at home 5.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 18.1 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2012-2016)
Working in community of residence 57.3%
Commuting to another NH community 27.5%
Commuting out-of-state 15.2%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
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,April 2018. Community Response Received 06/16/17

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