Introduction to Lebanon, Ohio

Lebanon, Ohio, in Warren county, is 11 miles SE of Middletown, Ohio (center to center) and 23 miles NE of Cincinnati, Ohio. The city is part of the Cincinnati metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 16,962 people live in Lebanon.

Lebanon History

The modern-day city of Lebanon was once a part of the Symmes Purchase. The first settler, Ichabod Corwin, arrived in this area in March 1796. He came to this place from Bourbon County, Kentucky, and set up his establishment on the north branch of Turtle Creek. Because of the large number of juniper or Eastern Red cedar trees growing in this area, the community adopted the name "Lebanon" after the biblical city of the same name. The foundation of the town was laid out in September 1802. Lebanon is also referred to as "The Cedar City".

Lebanon and nearby Attractions

  • Fort Ancient
  • Warren County Museum
  • Glendower Museum Ohio Historical Society
  • Lebanon Public Library
  • Cox Arboretum & Gardens Metropark
  • Warren County Fairgrounds

Things To Do In Lebanon

From Lebanon, one can visit many historic sites and museums nearby. Among these are the Butler County Historical Society Museum, the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center which showcases exhibits from African-American experiences during the 20th century, the burial mound built by the prehistoric Adena Indians called Miamisburg Mound, and the Sunwatch Prehistoric Indian Village. Fort Ancient houses exhibits of 15,000 years of American Indian history. There are also several museums, memorial buildings, and public libraries in the city of Lebanon itself. The French Run, Reeders Run, Mulfords Run, and Jamisons Run are beautiful creeks running through the city. The numerous amusement parks provide excellent recreational opportunities. One can also visit the Cox Arboretum & Gardens Metropark, or simply take a trip to the Warren County Fairgrounds where various fairs and other events are held throughout the year.

Lebanon Transportation

Cincinnati Muni Airport Lunken Field provides facilities for air transportation.

Lebanon Higher Education

Among the nearby institutes providing higher educational opportunities are the University of Cincinnati-Raymond Walters College, the University of Dayton, the Wright State University - Main Campus, and the Sinclair Community College.


Total Population 20,450
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 10%
Employed Population 16+ 9,733
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 52.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.6%
Median Earnings25+ $34,319
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,813
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,716


Median Family Income $67,434
% Above Poverty Level 88.5%
% Below Poverty Level 11.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%


People Living Alone 23.1%
Median Gross Rent $761
Median House Value $161,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.6%
US/American 0.1%
English 10.2%
Irish 21.1%

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

Lebanon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles SE of Middletown, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 23 miles NE of Cincinnati, Ohio
County Warren
Standard Zip Codes 45036
Phone Area Codes 513
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.435
Longitude -84.203

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 10 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 37 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 67 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Distance 20.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 41.3 inches
Distance 22.9 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 39.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Otterbein Home (45036)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Maineville 1,003 $80,625
Mason 31,654 $111,752

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

Lebanon Public Libraries

Lebanon Public Library
Lebanon, Ohio
(513) 932-2665

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Student/teacher ratio: 22.7

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