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Statistics & Facts

The Oregon state capital is Salem.
The population of Lebanon is approximately 15,993 (2009), 15518 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,427 (2000), 6118 (2010).
The amount of land area in Lebanon is 13.6 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Lebanon is 5.25 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.4 sq kilometers.
The distance from Lebanon to Washington DC is 2548 miles.
The distance to the Oregon state capital is 27 miles. (as the crow flies)
Lebanon is positioned 44.53 degrees north of the equator and 122.90 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Lebanon elevation is 347 feet above sea level.
Lebanon per capita income is $ 18,227 (2009).
Lebanon median income is $ 39,679 (2009).
The Lebanon median home price is $ 149,251 (2009).
Lebanon average annual rainfall is 43.66 inches per year
Lebanon average annual snowfall is 4.89 inches per year.
Lebanon average temperature is 52.7 degrees F.


in northwest Oregon about 28 miles from Salem. Other nearby communities include:
South Lebanon, Sodaville, Waterloo, Scio-Lacomb, Tangent, Brownsville, Albany and Scio.
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History & History Related Items

Lebanon was first known as Peterson's Gap after Asa Peterson, one of the early settlers. The first store here opened here in 1847 by Jeremiah Ralston and his wife. He began to lay out the town and called it after his home town of Lebanon, Tennessee. The cedar trees along the river also reminded him of the cedars of Lebanon in the Bible. Not everyone agreed with the name, though and some called it Pinhook for a time. But when the post office opened in 1851, the name was firmed up as Lebanon. Lebanon was incorporated in 1878. Electricity came to town in 1889 and the telephone arrived in 1890.

Here is a history page for Lebanon.
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The incorporation of Lebanon



Lebanon Strawberry Festival
held in June each for over 100 years
Home of the worlds largest shortcake baked every year during the festival - this shortcake serves over 15,000 people each year!
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Economy & Industry

Economic Development in Lebanon.
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Lebanon City Government

City of Lebanon
925 Main Street
Lebanon, OR 97355
Phone: 951-258-4900

Lebanon Historical Events

Lebanonís first newspaper, the Lebanon Express, was established in 1887. It remains in print today.

Lebanon Chamber

Lebanon Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center
1040 Park St.
Lebanon, OR 97355
Phone: 541-258-7164

Lebanon Community News

Lebanon Express - Local news

Lebanon Organizations

Lebanon Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center
1040 Park St.
Lebanon, OR 97355
Phone: 541-258-7164

Lebanon Libraries

Lebanon Public Library
55 Academy St.
Lebanon, OR 97355
Phone: 541-258-4926

Lebanon Schools

Lebanon Community Schools
485 South 5th Street
Phone: 541-451-8511 Lebanon


The population of Lebanon was:
1990 - 10,950
2000 - 12,950
2008 - 15,397
2009 - 15,993

Median age:
2000 - 35.9 years

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 4,554
2000 - 5,427

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 31,231
2009 - $ 39,679

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 14,968
2009 - $ 18,227

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 108,600
2009 - $ 149,251

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