Introduction to Lebanon, Kentucky

Lebanon, Kentucky, in Marion county, is 51 miles SW of Lexington, Kentucky. About 5,718 people live in Lebanon.

Lebanon History

Lebanon was founded in 1814 and was named after the Biblical Lebanon, owing to the abundant Cedar trees. A Louisville and Nashville Railroad branch was constructed in the area in 1857. The consistent growth of the town came to a halt with the Civil War.

Lebanon and nearby Attractions

  • Graham Memorial Park
  • Rosewood Golf Club
  • Civil War Museum
  • Kentucky Railway Museum

Things To Do In Lebanon

The Graham Memorial Park is one of the local parks of Lebanon. Golf lovers can visit the Rosewood Golf Club during their free hours. Tourists can also go to the Kentucky Railway Museum and Civil War Museum for spending quality time. There are many festivals hosted by Lebanon such as the Heart of Kentucky Winterfest, Heritage and Soul Festival, and the Marion County Country Ham Days.

Lebanon Transportation

Louisville International - Standiford Field Airport is nearby.

Lebanon Higher Education

Elizabethtown Community College, University of Louisville, Sullivan University, and Bellarmine University are in the neighborhood.


Total Population 5,594
Male Share of the Population 42.8%
Female Share of the Population 57.2%
Senior Citizens 16.5%
Employed Population 16+ 2,149
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 35.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.3%
Median Earnings25+ $20,350
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $10,882
Median Earnings With High School Degree $18,092


Median Family Income $31,607
% Above Poverty Level 71.7%
% Below Poverty Level 28.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 13 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.5%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 40.7%
Median Gross Rent $522
Median House Value $96,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.7%
US/American 0%
English 9%
Irish 13.3%

Lebanon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 51 miles SW of Lexington, Kentucky
County Marion
Standard Zip Codes 40033
Phone Area Codes 270
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.569
Longitude -85.252

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 8.2 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 43 F
Apr Temp 41 to 68 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 70 F
Annual Precip 52.2 inches
Distance 18.5 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 41 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 50 inches
Distance 27.5 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 48.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Calvary (40033)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bradfordsville 388 $34,231
Campbellsville 11,126 $41,534
Loretto 626 $43,750
Mackville 199 $54,792
Raywick 281 $44,336
Springfield 2,578 $39,094

Lebanon Public Libraries

Marion County Public Library
Lebanon, Kentucky
(270) 692-4698

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Lebanon Hospitals

(270) 692-3161
Emergency Service: No

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Serves 881 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.7

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