Lebanon, Indiana

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Lebanon, Indiana

Introduction to Lebanon, Indiana

Lebanon, Indiana, in Boone county, is 25 miles NW of Indianapolis, Indiana. The city is part of the Indianapolis metropolitan statistical area. About 14,222 people live in Lebanon.

Lebanon History

Lebanon was founded by developers and speculators Colonel George L. Kinnard and General James Perry Drake. It was officially established on April 30, 1830. The name Lebanon was selected by Adam French, one of the first commissioners of the city. He said that a grove of hickory trees at the site reminded him of the Biblical cedars of Lebanon.

Lebanon and nearby Attractions

  • Memorial Park
  • Abner Longley Park
  • Brookshire Arboretum
  • Hot Pond Park
  • Lebanon Public Library

Things To Do In Lebanon

The county courthouse of Lebanon is noted for its vertical, single-piece Ionic order columns made of limestone. There are two parks in the city; Memorial Park is spread over 40 acres and Abner Longley Park is spread over 50 acres of land. These parks provide amenities for several different types of recreational activities including an outdoor pool, lighted basketball and tennis courts, picnic shelter, playground equipment, a football field and baseball complex, nature trail and sledding hill.

Lebanon Transportation

Indianapolis International is the closest major airport.

Lebanon Higher Education

Butler University, Indiana University and Ivy Tech State College are some institutions where one can apply for higher studies.

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Comparative Profile of Lebanon, Indiana

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 8
Female Share of the Population 6 7
Well-Paid Single Women 6 8
Well-Paid Single Men 5 7
Senior Citizens 5 5
Male Share of the Population 5 4
Age of the Population 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 4
Average Household Size 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 7
People in Middle Class or Better 6 7
Median Family Income 5 7
College Educated Adults 3 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 6 7
Short Commute Times 6 7
Working at Home 6 7
Public Transportation Use 2 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 3
People Living Alone 7 7
Affordability of Rents 7 4
Housing Recently Built 6 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 6

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Lebanon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 25 miles NW of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Boone
Metro Area Indianapolis
Standard Zip Codes 46052
Phone Area Codes 765
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.048
Longitude -86.469

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 7.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 41.3 inches
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 66 F
Annual Precip 39.7 inches
Distance 25.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches
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Lebanon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 14,222 100%
Male 6,784 47.7%
Female 7,438 52.3%
Under 18 3,797 26.7%
18+ 10,425 73.3%
65+ 1,945 13.7%
Median Age 34.1
Average Family Size 2.99
White 13,891 97.7%
African-American 47 0.3%
Asian 53 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 56 0.4%
Other 82 0.6%
Mixed Race 93 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 229 1.6%

Estimated Lebanon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 14,633
Growth 411
Growth % 2.9%

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
German 28.8%
US/American 21.7%
English 12.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.7%
Irish 8.4%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
Scottish 2.2%
Italian 2%
Dutch 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Welsh 1.3%
Polish 1.1%
Scandinavian 0.8%
European 0.8%
British 0.5%
Norwegian 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
Swiss 0.2%
African 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lebanon 14,222 $47,769
Advance 562 $50,972
Jamestown 886 $53,611
Kirklin 766 $41,000
Lizton 372 $55,313
Thorntown 1,562 $43,194
Whitestown 471 $47,917

Lebanon Public Libraries

Lebanon Pl
Lebanon, Indiana
(765) 482-3460

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Lebanon Hospitals

(Government - Local)
(765) 485-8100
Emergency Service: No

Wal-mart in Lebanon

(As of 2006)
2440 North Lebanon Street
(765) 482-6070
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Lebanon High Schools (2004)

Serves 978 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.3

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