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Overview

Introduction to Lebanon, New Hampshire

Lebanon, New Hampshire, in Grafton county, is 60 miles NW of Manchester, New Hampshire and 107 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. About 12,568 people live in Lebanon.

Lebanon History

The Town of Lebanon was chartered on July 4, 1761 by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth. It was named after Lebanon, Connecticut. Early settlers in the area included Reverend Eleazar Wheelock, who later went on to found Dartmouth College. Lebanon was incorporated as a city in 1958. It is located in Grafton County, which was organized in 1771 named in honor of Augustus FitzRoy, the 3rd Duke of Grafton.

Lebanon and nearby Attractions

  • Powerhouse Shopping Mall Shopping Center
  • Storrs Hill Ski Area
  • Webster Cottage Museum
  • Quechee State Park
  • Montshire Museum of Science
  • Saint - Gaudens National Historic Site

Things To Do In Lebanon

Lebanon has several shopping centers, including the Powerhouse Shopping Mall Shopping Center, the Upper Valley Plaza Shopping Center, the North Country Plaza Shopping Center, the West Lebanon Plaza Shopping Center and the Glen Road Plaza Shopping Center. The Colburn Park Historic District is worth visiting as well. One can also visit the Quechee State Park, Wadleigh State Park and the Silver Lake State Park.

Lebanon Transportation

Burlington International is the nearest major airport.

Lebanon Higher Education

Lebanon College is the local institution of higher education. Others in the area include Dartmouth College, Norwich University and Plymouth State College.

People

Total Population 13,535
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 16.2%
Employed Population 16+ 7,168
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 48%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 46.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $75,511
% Above Poverty Level 87.7%
% Below Poverty Level 12.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.7%
% Using Public Transportation 5%

Housing

People Living Alone 40.3%
Median Gross Rent $977
Median House Value $241,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.4%
US/American 0.1%
English 16.7%
Irish 16.9%

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

Lebanon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 60 miles NW of Manchester, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 107 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Grafton
Standard Zip Codes 03766
P.O. Box Zip Codes 03756
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.642
Longitude -72.252

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 MUNICIPAL AP
Distance 3.3 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 29 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
Station MOUNT SUNAPEE
Distance 23 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 80 F
Oct Temp 39 to 58 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
Station ROCHESTER
Distance 31.5 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 29 F
Apr Temp 30 to 53 F
Jul Temp 54 to 80 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 47.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Canaan 3,898 $62,917
Cornish 1,670 $84,688
Enfield 4,557 $78,937
Grantham 2,957 $95,179
Hanover 11,348 $134,612
Plainfield 2,376 $90,729

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

Lebanon Public Libraries

Library
Lebanon Public Library
9 EAST PARK STREET
Lebanon, New Hampshire
(603) 448-2459

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Lebanon Hospitals

MARY HITCHCOCK MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1 MEDICAL CENTER DRIVE
(603) 650-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

ALICE PECK DAY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
125 MASCOMA ST
(603) 448-3121
Emergency Service: Yes

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Lebanon High Schools

LEBANON HIGH SCHOOL
195 HANOVER ST
603-448-2055
Serves 726 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

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