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Overview

Introduction to Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Lebanon, Pennsylvania, in Lebanon county, is 21 miles N of Lancaster, Pennsylvania (center to center) and 71 miles W of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The city is part of the Harrisburg - Lebanon - Carlisle metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Lebanon History

The City of Lebanon was founded by George Steitz, in 1740, and was originally known as Steitztown. The town was established in 1753, and was incorporated as a borough on February 20, 1821. It was later incorporated as a city on November 25, 1885. It was named after the cedar trees which grow in the region. It was in Lebanon that Lebanon bologna, a type of smoked, fermented, semi-dry sausage, was made for the first time.

Lebanon and Nearby Attractions

  • Swatara State Park
  • Conrad Weiser Homestead
  • Hershey's Chocolate World
  • Indian Echo Caverns
  • Memorial Lake State Park
  • Stoy Museum

Things To Do In Lebanon

The museums near Lebanon include Ephrata Cloister, Heritage Map Museum, Landis Valley Museum, and Hershey Museum. Conrad Weiser Homestead, Cornwall Iron Furnace and Milton S. Hershey Mansion are some of the historical sites nearby. Several parks are also located in the area like Gifford Pinchot State Park, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, and Memorial Lake State Park. Other attractions include Hershey's Chocolate World, HersheyPark, and Indian Echo Caverns.

Lebanon Transportation

Harrisburg International Airport is located nearby.

Lebanon Higher Education

Harrisburg Area Community College-Lebanon is the local college. Other colleges nearby include Elizabethtown College, Lebanon Valley College, and Penn State Harrisburg.

Demographics

People

Total Population25,654
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens13.5%
Employed Population 16+10,725
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married33%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10.1%
Median Earnings25+$29,195
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,330
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,745

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,428
% Above Poverty Level74.3%
% Below Poverty Level25.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.2%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone36.4%
Median Gross Rent$688
Median House Value$89,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)44.5%
Irish6.6%
Italian3.5%
English2.4%
Polish1.7%
German1.5%
Dutch1.5%
French Except Basque1.2%
West Indian0.9%
Hungarian0.8%
Swedish0.6%
Swiss0.6%
Greek0.5%
Scottish0.5%
Arab0.4%
Slovak0.3%
Russian0.3%
Moroccan0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Serbian0.3%
Haitian0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
African0.1%
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Lebanon Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lebanon County
Standard Zip Codes17046, 17042
Phone Area Codes717
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.38
Approximate Longitude-76.43

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
Distance2.9 miles
Jan Temp19 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip43.6 inches
StationLANDISVILLE 2 NW
Distance15.5 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp39 to 64 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 66 F
Annual Precip43.4 inches
StationREADING 4 NNW
Distance25.7 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 65 F
Annual Precip44.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cleona2,105$69,531
Cornwall4,232$83,672
Jonestown1,699$79,306
Mount Gretna240$118,480
Myerstown3,144$55,474
Richland1,596$72,500

Lebanon Public Libraries

Lebanon Community Library
125 N SEVENTH ST
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
(717) 273-7624

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Lebanon Hospitals

Va Medical Center - Lebanon
(Government - Federal)
1700 S Lincoln Ave
Lebanon Veterans Affairs Medical Center
(Government - Federal)
1700 South Lincoln Avenue
(717) 272-6621
The Good Samaritan Hospital
(Non-profit)
Fourth & Walnut Streets Po Box 1281
(717) 270-7500

Lebanon Public Schools

Cedar Crest Hs
115 E Evergreen Rd
ZIP: 17042
(717) 272-2033
High
Total Enrollment 1364
Cedar Crest Ms
101 E Evergreen Rd
ZIP: 17042
(717) 272-2032
Middle
Total Enrollment 1125
Harding El Sch
622 Chestnut St
ZIP: 17042
(717) 273-9391
Primary
Total Enrollment 626
Lebanon County Ctc
833 Metro Drive
ZIP: 17042
(717) 273-8551
High
Lebanon Shs
1000 S 8th St
ZIP: 17042
(717) 273-9391
High
Total Enrollment 1210
South Lebanon El Sch
1825 S 5th Ave
ZIP: 17042
(717) 273-4546
Primary
Total Enrollment 517
Southeast El Sch
499 East Pershing Ave
ZIP: 17042
(717) 273-9391
Primary
Total Enrollment 470
Southwest El Sch
1500 Woodland St
ZIP: 17042
(717) 273-9391
Primary
Total Enrollment 514
Ebenezer El Sch
1600 Colonial Cir
ZIP: 17046
(717) 272-1969
Primary
Total Enrollment 599
Houck El Sch
315 E Lehman St
ZIP: 17046
(717) 273-9391
Primary
Total Enrollment 403
Lebanon Ms
350 N 8th St
ZIP: 17046
(717) 273-9391
Middle
Total Enrollment 1031
Northwest El Sch
900 Maple St
ZIP: 17046
(717) 273-9391
Primary
Total Enrollment 600
Union Canal El Sch
400 Narrows Dr
ZIP: 17046
(717) 270-7227
Primary
Total Enrollment 434

Lebanon Private Schools

Lebanon Catholic School
1400 Chestnut St
ZIP: 17042
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 295
Meadow Ridge School
1800 Prescott Rd
ZIP: 17042
Elementary
Total Enrollment 19
Lebanon Christian Academy
875 Academy Dr
ZIP: 17046
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 79
New Covenant Christian School
452 Ebenezer Rd
ZIP: 17046
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 189
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