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Lebanon, Indiana

  •   State: 
    Boone County
      County FIPS: 
    40°3′8″N 86°28′18″W
      Area total: 
    17.32 sq mi (44.87 km²)
      Area land: 
    17.31 sq mi (44.83 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.02 sq mi (0.04 km²)
    938 ft (286 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    962.73 residents per square mile of area (371.71/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Lebanon was named by a pioneer settler who saw a stand of hickory trees on the site and was reminded of the Biblical cedars of Lebanon. The first post office at Lebanon was established in 1832. Lebanon is the home of the Historic Cragun House. The county courthouse of Lebanon is notable for its single-piece vertical Ionic order limestone columns. They were at one time believed to be the largest single- piece limestone columns in the world. The city is located at 40°38N 86°2818W (40.052137, -86.471570).According to the 2010 census, Lebanon has a total area of 15.566 square miles (40.32 km²) (or 99.9%) is land and 0.016 sq miles (0.04 km²), (or 0.1%) is water. In 2000, there were 14,222 people, 5,834 households, and 3,780 families living in the city. In 2010, the city had a population of 15,792 people, 6,433 households and 4,049 families. The racial makeup of the city was 96.1% White, 0.5% African American, 0.2% Native American,0.6% Asian, 1.4% from other races, and 1.5%. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.1%. The city has a population density of 1,952.9 inhabitants per square mile (754.0/km²).


Lebanon is the primary city name, but also Ulen are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is Lebanon, Indiana. Lebanon was named by a pioneer settler who saw a stand of hickory trees on the site and was reminded of the Biblical cedars of Lebanon. Built in 1893, it was once the home of Strange Nathaniel Cragun and his family. The family travelled the world, and their house is now a living history museum full of the pieces they collected from their travels as well as original furniture from the dwelling. This Victorian home is owned and maintained by the Boone County Historical Society and serves as headquarters for the organization. The CragUn House has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Also listed on the National register are the Boone county Courthouse and Oak Hill Cemetery. The first post office at Lebanon was established in 1832. It is located in the town of Lebanon, Indiana and is located on the Indiana-Illinois state line. The town has a population of 2,000 and is one of the largest towns in Boone County, Indiana. It was named after the Biblical city of Lebanon in the Book of Genesis, which is believed to have been the birthplace of Jesus Christ. Lebanon is also home to a number of other historic sites, including the Lebanon House, which dates back to the 12th century. It also has a cemetery, which was built in the 17th century, and the Lebanon County Courthouse, built in 1835. The county seat is Lebanon, which has a history of being the site of several battles between the U.S. Army and the Native Americans.


Lebanon is located at 40°38N 86°2818W (40.052137, -86.471570).According to the 2010 census, Lebanon has a total area of 15.566 square miles. Of this, 99.9% is land and 0.016 square miles (0.04 km²) (or 0.1%) is water. The capital city of Beirut is at the center of the country's political and economic life. The country is home to the Lebanese parliament, the National Assembly, and the parliament of the Lebanese National Assembly. It is also home to Lebanon's prime minister, the Prime Minister, the President and the prime minister of the province of Baalbek and the Governor-General of South Lebanon. It has a population of 1.2 million (1.3 million in 2010 census). It is the only country in the Middle East that is not a member of the European Union (EU) or the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). It also has its own version of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the International Court of Justice (ICJ), both of which are based in The Hague. It was founded in 1783 by King Farouk II of Lebanon, who ruled from 1924 to 1929. The current president, Michel Aoun, was sworn in on January 1, 1929. He is the first Lebanese leader to be elected to a full term. He was assassinated on January 21, 1929, by a group of pro-democracy protesters.

Notable architecture

The county courthouse of Lebanon is notable for its single-piece vertical Ionic order limestone columns. They were at one time believed to be the largest single- piece limestone columns in the world. The courthouse is located on the banks of the Jordan River. It is located in the town of Lebanon, in Lebanon County, Lebanon. The county courthouse was built in 1881. It was the first courthouse in Lebanon to be built in the 19th century. The current courthouse is built on the site of an earlier courthouse. It opened in 1883 and has been in the same location ever since. It has been the seat of the county government since 1883. It also serves as the location of the Lebanon County Court of Appeal and the Court of Appeals for Lebanon County and the County of Lounsdale. It closed in 1998 and was replaced by a new courthouse in 2007. It reopened in 2010 and is now known as the County Courthouse of Lebanon and the Town Hall of Lebanon.


As of the census of 2010, there were 15,792 people, 6,433 households, and 4,049 families living in the city. There were 7,057 housing units at an average density of 453.5 per square mile (175.1/km²) The racial makeup of the city was 96.1% White, 0.5% African American, 0,2% Native American, 1.6% Asian, 1,1% from other races, and 1.5%. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.1%. The city's median income was $37,791, and the median income for a family was $47,769. The per capita income for theCity was $18,245. About 6.4% of families and 7. 1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6. 4% of those under age 18 and 10.6%. The median age in the City was 37.5 years, with 26.7% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 13. 7% who were 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was2.97. The city has a population of 14,222 people, 5,834 households and 3,780 families as of the 2000 census.


The government consists of a mayor and a city council. The mayor and clerk-treasurer are elected in a citywide vote. The city council consists of seven members, five of whom are elected from individual districts, while two are elected at-large. Current elected officials - Lebanon, Indiana are Matt Gentry, Tonya Thayer, Brent Wheat, and John Copeland.


The most recent mayoral election occurred in November 2015 where Republican Matt Gentry 65.48% defeated Democrat Michele Thomas 33.46% by a 2 to 1 margin. At age 26, Gentry became the youngest mayor in Lebanon history. The mayoral election of 2011 occurred in May because no Democrats filed for the position. Incumbent Mayor Huck Lewis was able to retain his seat against Debbie Ottinger. The only contested city council seats were the two at-large bids, where newcomer Dan Fleming (Republican) 43.42% and incumbent Jeremy Lamar 34.86% were able to defeat Aaron Smith (Independent) 21.71%. Despite having recently elected Democratic mayors, Lebanon can be considered to be highly Republican when it comes to national and state politics. In the 2008 election, Boone County (the county in which Lebanon is located) voted 62% for Republican presidential candidate John McCain and more than 80% forRepublican gubernatorial candidate Mitch Daniels. The city is home to the Lebanon Community School Corporation School Board. The school board is made up of teachers, administrators, coaches, and administrators. The Lebanon Reporter is the largest newspaper in Boone County, Tennessee, with a circulation of more than 2,000 copies. The town is located on the Cumberland River, which runs through the town of Lebanon. It is located in the eastern part of the county and is the only county in the state to have a post-secondary education program. Lebanon has a population of about 2,500. The population of the town is about 4,000.


Lebanon Community School Corporation has six schools under its jurisdiction: four elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. The body enrolled 3,381 students for the 2019-2020 school year, and is recognized as a B district by the Indiana Department of Education. The city has a lending library, the Lebanon Public Library, which was established as a Carnegie library with an initial grant of $15,000 in 1903. The library is located in the center of the city, near the intersection of Interstate 70 and I-70-W. It is open to the public, and has a collection of more than 2,000 books. The public library has been open since 1903, and was set up with a grant from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Technology, which gave it a $10,000 grant. The first book in the collection was published in 1903 and was published by the Carnegie Corporation of New York City, with a cost of $1,000. The book was published under the name "Lebanese Public Library" and was first published in the spring of 1903. It has been published in a number of editions since then, including the most recent in July of that year. The Lebanon Public library is open for the public to borrow books and other items for free. It was established in 1903 with a donation of $5,000 from the City of Lebanon, Indiana. It now has more than 1,500 books and more than 3,000 pieces of art.


Major employers in Lebanon include Lebanon Community School Corporation. The U.S. headquarters of German power tools company Festool and of Canadian specialty foods manufacturer Skjodt-Barrett are located in Lebanon. Lebanon is also home to manufacturing plants for Hendrickson International, DS Smith, Kuraray, Kauffman Engineering, Maplehurst Bakeries, and D-A Lubricant Company. The town also has distribution centers for CNH Parts & Services, Subaru of America, Continental Tire the Americas, and Hachette Book Group USA. Witham Health Services operates health care and medical facilities in the town. The city is home to the Lebanon Symphony Orchestra, which has been in existence for more than 100 years. It is also the home of the Lebanon High School band, which was founded in the early 1900s. It has been the site of the town's annual football game since the 1930s. The Lebanon Symphony orchestra has been playing in the city since the 1950s and 1960s, and the town has a long history of performing in the symphony orchestra. It also plays host to a number of other musical groups, such as the Lebanon Philharmonic and the Lebanon Gospel Choir, which started in the 1960s.


Lebanon is a city in Boone County, Indiana. U.S. Route 52 and Interstate 65 are concurrent through most of the city. The nearest commercial airport is Indianapolis International Airport, which is 32 miles (51 km) south of Lebanon. CSX provides freight rail service in Lebanon. The Lafayette and Indianapolis Railroad line traversing Lebanon was owned and operated by a number of companies from its inception in 1852 until it was abandoned in 1985. Portions of the former railroad line have been re-purposed as a shared use path currently known as Big 4 or Farm Heritage Trail. A trailhead is located at Sam Ralston Road east of Interstate 65 in Lebanon, and the trail extends 9.5 miles (15.3 km) from this point northwest to Thorntown. The Boone County Airport is located two nautical miles (2.3 mi, 3.7 km) southeast of Lebanon's central business district. The Lebanon Business Park is designated a CSX Select Site; CSX constructed a rail spur directly into the business park. It is located in the southwest part of the town and is located near the city's downtown area. The city is located on the Indiana River, which runs through the center of the county. It has a population of approximately 2,000 people (2,000 in 2011). The city has a history of violence, including the shooting of three people in the town of Lebanon in 1968. The town has a reputation for being a good place to raise children.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana = 50.1. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 25. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 20. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Lebanon = 3.7 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 16,662 individuals with a median age of 34.4 age the population grows by 9.48% in Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 962.73 residents per square mile of area (371.71/km²). There are average 2.33 people per household in the 6,571 households with an average household income of $45,070 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.00% of the available work force and has dropped -6.29% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 20.42%. The number of physicians in Lebanon per 100,000 population = 482.7.


The annual rainfall in Lebanon = 39.8 inches and the annual snowfall = 22.7 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 115. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 185. 87 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 17.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 44, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana which are owned by the occupant = 61.46%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 34 years with median home cost = $119,590 and home appreciation of -3.06%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $8.02 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,346 per student. There are 16.5 students for each teacher in the school, 504 students for each Librarian and 588 students for each Counselor. 4.65% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 10.26% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 4.69% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Lebanon's population in Boone County, Indiana of 4,465 residents in 1900 has increased 3,73-fold to 16,662 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.65% female residents and 48.35% male residents live in Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana.

    As of 2020 in Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana are married and the remaining 41.16% are single population.

  • 23.2 minutes is the average time that residents in Lebanon require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    82.63% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 12.84% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.09% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.47% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana, 61.46% are owner-occupied homes, another 30.75% are rented apartments, and the remaining 7.80% are vacant.

  • The 45.31% of the population in Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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