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Overview

Introduction to Lebanon, Missouri

Lebanon, Missouri, in Laclede county, is located 47 miles NE of Springfield, Missouri (center to center) and is 142 miles SE of Kansas City, Missouri. Approximately 12,155 people reside in Lebanon.

Lebanon History

Lebanon was originally named as Wyota and was inhabited by the Native Americans. Later on, it was renamed after Lebanon, Tennessee. The city is famous for its "magnetic" water, which was discovered in 1889. A worker found that his tools were magnetized by the water while digging a well. It was also believe that the magnetic waters had healing powers. Lebanon was the hometown of Missouri governor Phil M. Donnelly and dramatist Lanford Wilson.

Lebanon and nearby Attractions

  • Azure Hills Golf Course
  • Bennett Spring State Park
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder Home & Museum
  • Ha Ha Tonka State Park
  • Air and Military Museum of the Ozarks
  • Lake of the Ozarks State Park

Things To Do In Lebanon

There are several parks in Lebanon including the Mount Rose Memorial Park and Maplecrest Park. One can enjoy fishing and boating on Horseshoe Lake. The Azure Hills Golf Course is an ideal place for the golf lovers. The Southern Heights Church, Highland Park Church, and South Five Church are some of the local churches. The Bennett Spring State Park provides amenities for several different types of recreational opportunities. Local festivals include Hillbilly Days and is held in the month of June.

Lebanon Transportation

Waynesville Regional Airport at Forney Field provides facilities for air transportation.

Lebanon Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued through Southwest Baptist University, Ozarks Technical Community College, and Southwest Missouri State University.

People

Total Population 14,637
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 17.2%
Employed Population 16+ 5,664
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 46.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.6%
Median Earnings25+ $24,407
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,402
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,625

Wealth

Median Family Income $40,590
% Above Poverty Level 74.4%
% Below Poverty Level 25.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.4%
Median Gross Rent $587
Median House Value $95,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.7%
US/American 0%
English 6.8%
Irish 13.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lebanon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 47 miles NE of Springfield, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 142 miles SE of Kansas City, Missouri
County Laclede
Standard Zip Codes 65536
Phone Area Codes 417
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.68
Longitude -92.663

Lebanon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LEBANON 2 W
Distance 2 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 41 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 70 F
Annual Precip 42.5 inches
Station BUFFALO 3 S
Distance 24.5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 40 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 43.5 inches
Station POMME DE TERRE DAM
Distance 38.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 40 F
Apr Temp 43 to 67 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 70 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Camdenton 3,822 $36,778
Conway 918 $34,196

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lebanon Public Libraries

Library
Lebanon-laclede County Library
135 HARWOOD AVE
Lebanon, Missouri
(417) 532-4212
Library Web Site

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Lebanon Hospitals

ST JOHNS HOSPITAL-LEBANON
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
100 HOSPITAL DRIVE
(417) 533-6100
Emergency Service: Yes

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Lebanon High Schools

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LEBANON SR. HIGH
777 BRICE ST
417-532-9144
Serves 1,394 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.1

LEBANON ALTERNATIVE EDUC. CTR.
1015 N JEFFERSON
417-533-3824
A Non-traditional School

LEBANON TECH. & CAREER CTR.
757 BRICE ST
417-532-5494
A Vocational School

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