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Overview

Introduction to Lebanon, Connecticut

Lebanon, Connecticut, in New London county, is 18 miles SE of Manchester, Connecticut and 77 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is part of the Hartford metropolitan statistical area.

Lebanon History

The area now known as Lebanon was originally referred to as Poquechaneed by Mohegan Indians. Some settlers from Norwich arrived in this region and purchased land from Mohegan sachem Uncas. The first land grant was made to the Deputy Governor of Connecticut, Maj. John Mason, in 1663. The town of Lebanon was officially incorporated on October 10, 1700. Initially, the economy of the town rested largely on agriculture. However, today, the focus has been divided between the agricultural and service sectors.

Lebanon and nearby Attractions

  • Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park
  • The Lebanon Historical Museum and Visitors Center
  • Governor Trumbull House
  • Talcott Mountain State Park
  • Mystic Aquarium
  • Essex Steam Train

Things To Do In Lebanon

The Governor Trumbull House, the War Office, the Dr. William Beaumont birthplace and the War Office are all located in lebanon. The Lebanon Historical Museum and Visitors Center, the newest museum in Lebanon, showcases exhibits on local history and culture. The Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, another historic house and Revolutionary War museum, is also accessible from Lebanon. Lebanon also offers easy access to popular tourist destinations like the Mystic Aquarium, the Essex Steam Train and the Foxwoods Resort & Casino.

Lebanon Transportation

Groton-New London is the closest major airport.

Lebanon Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at the University of Connecticut, Eastern Connecticut State University and Wesleyan University.

People

Total Population 7,295
Male Share of the Population 53.1%
Female Share of the Population 46.9%
Senior Citizens 15.7%
Employed Population 16+ 3,808
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 59.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 41.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $103,268
% Above Poverty Level 93.5%
% Below Poverty Level 6.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 7.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,110
Median House Value $265,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.9%
US/American 0.3%
English 17.8%
Irish 17.5%

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

Lebanon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles SE of Manchester, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 77 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County New London
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06249
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.636
Longitude -72.213

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 MANSFIELD HOLLOW LAKE
Distance 8 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 35 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Station STORRS
Distance 11.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 80 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 51.6 inches
Station GROTON
Distance 21.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 81 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Exeter (06249)

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

Lebanon Public Libraries

Library
Jonathan Trumbull Library
580 EXETER RD.
Lebanon, Connecticut
(860) 642-7763
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Lebanon High Schools

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LYMAN MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL
917 EXETER RD.
860-642-7567
Serves 612 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

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891 EXETER ROAD
860-642-7795
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