Lebanon, Maine

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Lebanon, Maine

Introduction to Lebanon, Maine

Lebanon, Maine, in York county, is 35 miles SW of Portland, Maine and 72 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. About 5,083 people live in Lebanon.

Lebanon History

Lebanon was initially settled in by 60 colonists in 1743. Lebanon was incorporated in 1767 and was named after the biblical land of Lebanon. It is the 23rd town in Maine. Lebanon annexed unincorporated land in 1785 as well as some land from Sanford in 1787.

Lebanon and nearby Attractions

  • Stewarts Field
  • New Hampshire Farm Museum
  • Fernald Shore
  • North Lebanon Second Baptist Church

Things To Do In Lebanon

Tourists can spend their free hours at the local parks like the West Lebanon Historic District and Stewarts Field. The New Hampshire Farm Museum is also a popular local spot.

Lebanon Transportation

Portland International Airport is nearby.

Lebanon Higher Education

The University of New Hampshire, the University of New England-University Campus, Saint Joseph’s College and Northern Essex Community College are in the neighborhood.

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High Points

Lebanon strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Maine):

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Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 14% Lebanon Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Lebanon, Maine

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Age of the Population 6 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 6
Well-Paid Single Men 3 4
Senior Citizens 3 2
Female Share of the Population 2 3
Racial Diversity 1 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 10
Portion of People Married 8 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 5 7
People Above Poverty 5 6
Median Family Income 4 6
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 8
Public Transportation Use 6 9
Walking and Biking to Work 2 4
Short Commute Times 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 5
Housing Recently Built 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 5
Affordability of Rents 5 2
People Living Alone 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Lebanon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 35 miles SW of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 72 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County York
Standard Zip Codes 04027
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.394
Longitude -70.851

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 6.1 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 32 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Station DURHAM
Distance 17.6 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
Station EPPING
Distance 27.6 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
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Lebanon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,083 100%
Male 2,554 50.2%
Female 2,529 49.8%
Under 18 1,456 28.6%
18+ 3,627 71.4%
65+ 501 9.9%
Median Age 36.7
Average Family Size 3.1
White 5,006 98.5%
African-American 16 0.3%
Asian 13 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 14 0.3%
Other 4 0.1%
Mixed Race 30 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 32 0.6%

Estimated Lebanon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,561
Growth 478
Growth % 9.4%

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
French (except Basque) 21.3%
English 19.3%
US/American 13.6%
Irish 11.5%
French Canadian 5.4%
Italian 4.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.2%
German 3.3%
Polish 2.8%
Scotch-Irish 2%
Australian 1.6%
Canadian 1.5%
Scottish 1.4%
Greek 1%
Swedish 0.9%
British 0.9%
Portuguese 0.9%
Norwegian 0.9%
Finnish 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Welsh 0.4%
Danish 0.3%
European 0.3%
Albanian 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lebanon 5,083 $41,713
Acton 2,145 $45,353
Alfred 2,497 $47,625
Berwick 6,353 $53,776
North Berwick 4,293 $51,753
Sanford 20,806 $43,021
Shapleigh 2,326 $45,591

Lebanon Public Libraries

Lebanon Area Library
PO BOX 279
Lebanon, Maine
(207) 432-0242

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