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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population29,439
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens16.2%
Employed Population 16+12,673
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married45.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.2%
Median Earnings25+$32,440
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,918
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,485

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,256
% Above Poverty Level84.9%
% Below Poverty Level15.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone26.9%
Median Gross Rent$820
Median House Value$177,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.3%
Irish10.8%
English9.3%
Italian3.5%
Scottish2.4%
French Except Basque2.3%
Polish1.5%
Dutch1%
Norwegian0.8%
Lithuanian0.7%
Swedish0.5%
Lebanese0.4%
Russian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Finnish0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
African0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
British0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Greek0.1%
German0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Lebanon Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wilson County
Standard Zip Codes37087, 37090
P.O. Box Zip Codes37088
Phone Area Codes615
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude36.2
Approximate Longitude-86.32

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
Distance2.3 miles
Jan Temp24 to 46 F
Apr Temp44 to 70 F
Jul Temp66 to 90 F
Oct Temp44 to 72 F
Annual Precip54.4 inches
StationCARTHAGE
Distance19.3 miles
Jan Temp25 to 46 F
Apr Temp44 to 69 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp45 to 72 F
Annual Precip53.4 inches
StationMURFREESBORO 5 N
Distance20.8 miles
Jan Temp25 to 46 F
Apr Temp44 to 70 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp44 to 72 F
Annual Precip54.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alexandria1,106$65,903
Carthage2,186$46,607
Gallatin33,426$61,211
Mount Juliet29,853$85,678
Watertown1,412$49,423

Lebanon Public Libraries

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

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Lebanon Hospitals

University Medical Center Mcfarland Campus
(Proprietary)
500 Park Avenue
(615) 449-0500
University Medical Center
(Proprietary)
1411 Baddour Parkway
(615) 444-8262

Lebanon Public Schools

Byars Dowdy Elementary
904 Hickory Ridge Rd
ZIP: 37087
(615) 444-6651
Primary
Total Enrollment 616
Carroll Oakland Elementary
4664 Hunters Point Pk
ZIP: 37087
(615) 444-5208
Primary
Total Enrollment 652
Castle Heights Elementary
1007 Castle Heights Avenue No
ZIP: 37087
(615) 444-2483
Primary
Total Enrollment 628
Coles Ferry Elementary
511 Coles Ferry Pk
ZIP: 37087
(615) 443-1946
Primary
Total Enrollment 649
Lebanon High School
500 Blue Devil Bl
ZIP: 37087
(615) 444-9610
High
Total Enrollment 1802
Sam Houston Elementary
207 Oakdale Dr
ZIP: 37087
(615) 444-7494
Primary
Total Enrollment 716
Southside Elementary
1224 Murfreesboro Rd
ZIP: 37087
(615) 444-6330
Primary
Total Enrollment 866
Tuckers Crossroads Elementary
5905 Trousdale Ferry Pk
ZIP: 37087
(615) 444-3956
Primary
Total Enrollment 393
Walter J. Baird Middle School
131 W J B Pride La
ZIP: 37087
(615) 444-2190
Middle
Total Enrollment 579
Wilson Co Adult High School
207 Joe Branham Dr
ZIP: 37087
(615) 443-7199
High
Winfree Bryant Middle School
1213 Leeville Pk
ZIP: 37087
(615) 449-6060
Middle
Total Enrollment 611
Tennessee Virtual On-line School
351 Stumpy La
ZIP: 37090
(615) 443-2681
Other
Total Enrollment 31
Wilson Central High School
419 Wildcat Way
ZIP: 37090
(615) 453-4600
High
Total Enrollment 1823

Lebanon Private Schools

Covenant Life School
113 S Hartmann Dr
ZIP: 37087
Elementary
Total Enrollment 21
Montessori Achievement Academy
5588 Lebanon Rd
ZIP: 37087
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
Mcclain Christian Academy-pixie Preschool
1662 Leeville Pike
ZIP: 37090
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 62
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