Lebanon New Hampshire Community Profile

Lebanon new hampshire community profile
Lebanon, NH
Community Contact City of Lebanon
Ken Niemczyk, City Planner
51 North Park Street
Lebanon, NH 03766

Telephone (603) 448-1457
Fax (603) 448-0684
E-mail planning@LebCity.com
Web Site www.lebcity.com

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 5 pm

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Lebanon NH-VT Micro-NECTA, NH Portion
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission Upper Valley/Lake Sunapee
Regional Development Grafton County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2 (All Wards)
Executive Council
District 1 (All Wards)
State Senate
District 5 (All Wards)
State Representative
Grafton County District 11 (All Wards)
Incorporated: 1761

Origin: The name Lebanon comes from the biblical cedars of ancient Lebanon, a Semitic word meaning "white" that refers to the nearby mountain with perpetual snows on its summit. Established in 1761, the name for this town was probably selected by the many early settlers who were from Lebanon, Connecticut, including Eleazar Wheelock, founder of Dartmouth College. Lebanon was the original location of the Indian Charity School from which Dartmouth is descended. In 1781, Lebanon was one of the towns that attempted to join Vermont, but later returned to New Hampshire. Lebanon was incorporated as a city in 1957.

Villages and Place Names: East Wilder, Mascoma, Sachem Village, West Lebanon

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,180 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Lebanon totaled 4,076 over 50 years, from 8,495 in 1950 to 12,571 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 14 percent increase between 1970 and 1980; the smallest, a three percent increase between 1990 and 2000. The 2006 Census estimate for Lebanon was 12,586 residents, which ranked 23rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2006: 312.1 persons per square mile of land area. Lebanon contains 40.3 square miles of land area and 0.9 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Manager & Council
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2007 $44,913,260
Budget: School Appropriations, 2007-2008 $31,110,020
Zoning Ordinance 1936/03
Master Plan 2006
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
City Council
Appointed:
Planning; Zoning; Library; Conservation; Heritage

Public Library Lebanon Public; West Lebanon

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time
Town Fire Insurance Rating 4/9
Emergency Medical Service Municipal

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Med Ctr, Lebanon Local 396
Alice Peck Day Memorial, Lebanon Local 32

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier Granite State; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Lebanon Water Department

Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
Private
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
Yes
Recycling
Mandatory

Telephone Company Verizon
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:  
Business
Yes
Residential
Yes

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2006 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $20.77
2006 Equalization Ratio 93.8
2006 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $18.99

2006 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
56.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings
39.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
4.1%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2006 Total Housing Units 6,451
   
2006 Single-Family Units 2,864
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
6
2006 Multi-Family Units 3,356
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
119
2006 Manufactured Housing Units 231
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2006 12,586 85,336
2000 12,571 81,826
1990 12,191 74,998
1980 11,134 65,806
1970 9,725 54,914

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
5,936
Female
6,632

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
784
Age 5 to 19
2,333
Age 20 to 34
2,755
Age 35 to 54
3,890
Age 55 to 64
1,007
Age 65 and over
1,799
Median Age
37.1 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
90.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher
35.0%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $25,133
Median 4-person family income $52,133
Median household income $42,185

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$32,693
Female
$27,086

Families below the poverty level 6.3%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1996 2006
Civilian Labor Force
7,243 7,934
Employed
7,129 7,750
Unemployed
114 184
Unemployment Rate
1.6% 2.3%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1996 2006
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
2,039 2,334
Average Weekly Wage
$658 $995
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
10,838 15,105
Average Weekly Wage
$539 $945
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
12,878 17,438
Average Weekly Wage
$558 $952
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
872 858
Average Weekly Wage
$492 $771
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
13,750 18,296
Average Weekly Wage
$553 $944
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Lebanon operates grades K-12 District: SAU 88
Career Technology Center(s): Hartford Career and Technical Center, White River Junction VT Region: 07

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
5 1 1 1
Grade Levels
P K 1-6 7-8 9-12 1-8
Total Enrollment
845 304 777 10
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2007: Total Facilities: 17 Total Capacity: 510
Nearest Community/Technical College: Claremont
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Dartmouth; Colby-Sawyer; Lebanon
LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center/Hitchcock Clinic Health care 5,816 1857
Timkin Ball & roller bearings 832 1926
Teleatlas Mapping 527
Alice Peck Day Health care 496
Lebanon School District Education 384 1926
Thermal Dynamics Plasma cutting torches 287
Spectra Printing Div Printing services 247
Fluent, OMI Software 196 1990
Luminescent Systems, Inc. Electroluminescent lighting 180 1974
Stryker Biotech Biotechnology 167
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes 4
  State Routes 10, 12A, 4A, 120
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exits 17 - 20
         Distance Local access
Railroad Yes
Public Transportation Yes

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Lebanon Municipal
Runway
5,496 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance Local
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
72 miles
Portland, ME
156 miles
Boston, MA
122 miles
New York City, NY
267 miles
Montreal, Quebec
188 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
77.4%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
12.9%
Public transportation
1.5%
Walked
2.9%
Other Means
0.9%
Worked at home
4.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 16.2 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
61%
Commuting to another NH community
29%
Commuting out-of-state
10%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
X Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
X Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
X Cinemas
X Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
X Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Storrs Hill
   
Other: Hiking Trails; Lebanon Adult Sports
Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2007. Community Response Received 08/23/07

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