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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,652
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens17.5%
Employed Population 16+5,755
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married47.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.2%
Median Earnings25+$26,075
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,520
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,365

Wealth

Median Family Income$40,522
% Above Poverty Level73.1%
% Below Poverty Level26.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone32.1%
Median Gross Rent$584
Median House Value$96,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.5%
German14.6%
Irish13.2%
English7.2%
Italian3.5%
French Except Basque2.1%
Scottish1.7%
Canadian1.3%
Dutch1.2%
Polish1.1%
Russian0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Croatian0.4%
Czech0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Greek0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Danishn0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Lebanon Almanac

CategoryValue
County Laclede County
Standard Zip Codes65536
Phone Area Codes417
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude37.67
Approximate Longitude-92.66

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)

StationLEBANON 2 W
Distance2 miles
Jan Temp22 to 41 F
Apr Temp44 to 68 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 70 F
Annual Precip42.5 inches
StationBUFFALO 3 S
Distance24.5 miles
Jan Temp19 to 40 F
Apr Temp42 to 66 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp45 to 69 F
Annual Precip43.5 inches
StationPOMME DE TERRE DAM
Distance38.8 miles
Jan Temp20 to 40 F
Apr Temp43 to 67 F
Jul Temp67 to 90 F
Oct Temp45 to 70 F
Annual Precip40.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Camdenton3,854$35,795
Conway936$37,292
Niangua484$31,944
Phillipsburg173$32,946
Richland2,010$33,594
Stoutland168$38,571

Lebanon Public Libraries

Lebanon-laclede County Library
915 S JEFFERSON AVE
Lebanon, Missouri
(417) 532-4212

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Lebanon Hospitals

Mercy Hospital Lebanon
(Non-profit)
100 Hospital Drive
(417) 533-6100

Lebanon Public Schools

Boswell Elem.
695 Millcreek
ZIP: 65536
(417) 532-3091
Middle
Total Enrollment 679
Hillcrest School
301 Hoover
ZIP: 65536
(417) 532-4681
Middle
Total Enrollment 327
Joe D. Esther Elem.
1200 Clark St
ZIP: 65536
(417) 532-3961
Primary
Total Enrollment 902
Joel E. Barber Elem.
16050 Hwy Kk
ZIP: 65536
(417) 532-4837
Primary
Total Enrollment 441
Lebanon Alternative Educ. Ctr.
1015 N Jefferson
ZIP: 65536
(417) 533-3824
High
Lebanon Jr. High
500 N Adams
ZIP: 65536
(417) 532-9121
Middle
Total Enrollment 631
Lebanon Sr. High
777 Brice St
ZIP: 65536
(417) 532-9144
High
Total Enrollment 1433
Lebanon Tech. Career Ctr.
757 Brice St
ZIP: 65536
(417) 532-5494
High
Maplecrest Elem.
901 Maple Ln
ZIP: 65536
(417) 532-2641
Primary
Total Enrollment 730
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