Lebanon, NH
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Living in Lebanon


Lebanon is a somewhat small city located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 13,522 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lebanon is the 23rd largest community in New Hampshire.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lebanon is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lebanon is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lebanon who work in healthcare (17.69%), teaching (9.40%), and office and administrative support (9.39%).

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Lebanon has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

Of important note, Lebanon is also a city of artists. Lebanon has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Lebanon’s character.

Lebanon, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.

One of the benefits of Lebanon is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.18 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

Despite being a small city, Lebanon has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Lebanon. 50.82% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Lebanon in 2010 was $39,432, which is upper middle income relative to New Hampshire, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $157,728 for a family of four. However, Lebanon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lebanon is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lebanon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lebanon residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Lebanon include Irish, English, German, French, and French Canadian.

The most common language spoken in Lebanon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.