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Overview

Introduction to Lebanon, Tennessee

Lebanon, Tennessee, in Wilson county, is 25 miles N of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and 27 miles E of Nashville, Tennessee. The city is part of the Nashville metropolitan statistical area. About 20,235 people live in Lebanon.

Lebanon History

Lebanon is the county seat of Wilson County. Local residents also know the area as "Cedar-City." In the late 1700s, before European settlers arrived, Native Americans mostly inhabited the area around Lebanon. The Tennessee General Assembly founded Wilson County in 1799. The city of Lebanon was authorized in 1801 and was officially incorporated in 1819. The area was named after the biblical cedars of Lebanon. The city is home to Cumberland University.

Lebanon and nearby Attractions

  • Trousdale Place
  • Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
  • Cragfont
  • Radnor Lake State Park
  • Cedars of Lebanon State Park

Things To Do In Lebanon

Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Hunter’s Point Golf Course. The numerous parks in the area include the Cedars of Lebanon State Park, Bledsoe Creek State Park and Rock Island State Park. The Tennessee State Capitol, the Belle Meade Plantation and the Stones River National Battlefield provide insight into the history of the area. The city hosts the Wilson County Fair every August and Gladefest every September.

Lebanon Transportation

Nashville International is the nearest major airport.

Lebanon Higher Education

Cumberland University is the local institution of higher education. Other nearby institutions include Volunteer State Community College, Belmont University and Middle Tennessee State University.

People

Total Population 27,847
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 15.1%
Employed Population 16+ 11,767
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 45%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.7%
Median Earnings25+ $30,325
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,120
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,317

Wealth

Median Family Income $50,514
% Above Poverty Level 82.3%
% Below Poverty Level 17.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.9%
Median Gross Rent $786
Median House Value $169,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.9%
US/American 0%
English 8.1%
Irish 9.8%

Lebanon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles N of Murfreesboro, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles E of Nashville, Tennessee
County Wilson
Metro Area Nashville
Standard Zip Codes 37087, 37090
P.O. Box Zip Codes 37088
Phone Area Codes 615
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.208
Longitude -86.291

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
Distance 2.3 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 46 F
Apr Temp 44 to 70 F
Jul Temp 66 to 90 F
Oct Temp 44 to 72 F
Annual Precip 54.4 inches
Station CARTHAGE
Distance 19.3 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 46 F
Apr Temp 44 to 69 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 72 F
Annual Precip 53.4 inches
Station MURFREESBORO 5 N
Distance 20.8 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 46 F
Apr Temp 44 to 70 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 44 to 72 F
Annual Precip 54.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alexandria 1,184 $52,286
Carthage 2,042 $40,583
Gallatin 31,800 $56,164
Mount Juliet 27,053 $78,443
Watertown 1,564 $46,458

Lebanon Public Libraries

Library
Lebanon-wilson County Public Library
108 SOUTH HATTON AVENUE
Lebanon, Tennessee
(615) 444-0632
Library Web Site

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Lebanon Hospitals

UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
1411 BADDOUR PARKWAY
(615) 444-8262
Emergency Service: Yes

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Lebanon High Schools

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LEBANON HIGH SCHOOL
415 HARDING DR
615-444-9610
Serves 1,461 students.

WILSON CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
419 HIGH SCHOOL DR
615-453-4600
Serves 1,368 students.

WILSON COUNTY ADULT HIGH SCHOOL
415 HARDING DR
615-443-8722
Serves 11 students.

WILSON COUNTY VOCATIONAL CENTER
415 HARDING DR
615-444-1104
A Vocational School

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