Lebanon, PA

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Living in Lebanon

Lebanon is a medium-sized city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 25,902 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Lebanon is the 31st largest community in Pennsylvania. Lebanon has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

When you are in Lebanon, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 39.04% of Lebanon’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Lebanon is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lebanon who work in office and administrative support (11.04%), food service (8.98%), and sales jobs (7.15%).

The population of Lebanon has a very low overall level of education: only 9.01% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Lebanon in 2010 was $18,920, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $75,680 for a family of four. However, Lebanon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lebanon is an extremely 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 Black or African-American. Lebanon also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 43.98% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lebanon include German, Irish, Italian, Pennsylvania German, and English.

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