New Lebanon is a very small village located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 3,780 people and just one neighborhood, New Lebanon is the 329th largest community in Ohio.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, New Lebanon is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 40.39% of the New Lebanon workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, New Lebanon is a village of service providers, construction workers and builders, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in New Lebanon who work in healthcare suport services (11.00%), healthcare (8.51%), and management occupations (7.88%).
Also of interest is that New Lebanon has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One downside of living in New Lebanon, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.15 minutes every day commuting to work.
Being a small village, New Lebanon does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The population of New Lebanon has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 5.58% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in New Lebanon in 2018 was $20,400, which is low income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $81,600 for a family of four. However, New Lebanon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. New Lebanon also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.26% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call New Lebanon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of New Lebanon residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in New Lebanon include German, Irish, English, Polish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in New Lebanon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result, most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis shows that the neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 35.7% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 96.6% of the neighborhoods in the nation.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Welsh ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Welsh ancestry.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in New Lebanon are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 52.2% of the neighborhoods in America. With 24.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 74.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 30.0% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 27.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (21.7%), and 20.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 100.0% of households. Some people also speak Polish (2.1%).
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in New Lebanon, OH, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (18.8%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (15.7%), and residents who report Irish roots (7.6%), and some of the residents are also of Welsh ancestry (2.7%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (2.3%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (45.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (78.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (8.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.