Lebanon, Connecticut

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Lebanon, Connecticut

Introduction to Lebanon, Connecticut

Lebanon, Connecticut, in New London county, is 18 miles SE of Manchester, Connecticut and 77 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is part of the Hartford metropolitan statistical area. About 6,907 people live in Lebanon.

Lebanon History

The area now known as Lebanon was originally referred to as Poquechaneed by Mohegan Indians. Some settlers from Norwich arrived in this region and purchased land from Mohegan sachem Uncas. The first land grant was made to the Deputy Governor of Connecticut, Maj. John Mason, in 1663. The town of Lebanon was officially incorporated on October 10, 1700. Initially, the economy of the town rested largely on agriculture. However, today, the focus has been divided between the agricultural and service sectors.

Lebanon and nearby Attractions

  • Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park
  • The Lebanon Historical Museum and Visitors Center
  • Governor Trumbull House
  • Talcott Mountain State Park
  • Mystic Aquarium
  • Essex Steam Train

Things To Do In Lebanon

The Governor Trumbull House, the War Office, the Dr. William Beaumont birthplace and the War Office are all located in lebanon. The Lebanon Historical Museum and Visitors Center, the newest museum in Lebanon, showcases exhibits on local history and culture. The Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, another historic house and Revolutionary War museum, is also accessible from Lebanon. Lebanon also offers easy access to popular tourist destinations like the Mystic Aquarium, the Essex Steam Train and the Foxwoods Resort & Casino.

Lebanon Transportation

Groton-New London is the closest major airport.

Lebanon Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at the University of Connecticut, Eastern Connecticut State University and Wesleyan University.

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Comparative Profile of Lebanon, Connecticut

Comparing Lebanon to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Connecticut (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 9
Age of the Population 7 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 7
Racial Diversity 3 3
Senior Citizens 2 2
Female Share of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 8
Average Household Size 8 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9

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Lebanon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles SE of Manchester, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 77 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County New London
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06249
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.636
Longitude -72.213

Lebanon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 35 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Station STORRS
Distance 11.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 80 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 51.6 inches
Station GROTON
Distance 21.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 81 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
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Lebanon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,907 100%
Male 3,486 50.5%
Female 3,421 49.5%
Under 18 1,934 28%
18+ 4,973 72%
65+ 655 9.5%
Median Age 38.2
Average Family Size 3.09
White 6,692 96.9%
African-American 56 0.8%
Asian 18 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 27 0.4%
Other 34 0.5%
Mixed Race 76 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 114 1.7%

Estimated Lebanon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 7,334
Growth 427
Growth % 6.2%

Lebanon Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 15.3%
English 12.4%
French (except Basque) 11.1%
Irish 11.1%
German 9.7%
Polish 9.3%
French Canadian 6.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.7%
US/American 4.3%
Swedish 2%
Scottish 1.6%
Russian 1.1%
Hungarian 1%
Lithuanian 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Czechoslovakian 0.8%
Finnish 0.7%
Ukrainian 0.7%
Canadian 0.6%
Norwegian 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.5%
British 0.5%
Czech 0.5%
Portuguese 0.5%
Slovak 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Estonian 0.4%
Belgian 0.4%
Dutch 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
European 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Lebanon, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Exeter (06249)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Lebanon Public Libraries

Jonathan Trumbull Library
Lebanon, Connecticut
(860) 642-7763
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