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Lebanon

  •   State: 
    Oregon
      County: 
    Linn County
      City: 
    Lebanon
      County FIPS: 
    41043
      Coordinates: 
    44°31′59″N 122°54′28″W
      Area total: 
    7.25 sq mi (18.79 km²)
      Area land: 
    7.02 sq mi (18.19 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.23 sq mi (0.60 km²)
      Elevation: 
    351 ft (107 m)
      Established: 
    1878; Incorporated 1878
  •   Latitude: 
    44,5295
      Longitude: 
    -122,8961
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Albany-Lebanon, OR
      Timezone: 
    Pacific Standard Time (PST) UTC-8:00; Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) UTC-7:00
      ZIP codes: 
    97355
      GMAP: 

    Lebanon, Linn County, Oregon, United States

  •   Population: 
    18,447
      Population density: 
    2,626.66 residents per square mile of area (1,014.17/km²)
      Household income: 
    $36,785
      Households: 
    5,757
      Unemployment rate: 
    13.60%
  •   Income taxes: 
    9.00%

Lebanon is a city in Linn County, Oregon, United States. The population was 18,447 at the 2010 census. The city sits beside the South Santiam River on the eastern edge of the Willamette Valley, close to the Cascade Range. Lebanon is known for its foot-and-bike trails, its waterside parks, and its small-town character. Western University of Health Sciences opened their College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Northwest in August 2011, the first new medical school in Oregon since Oregon Health & Science University was established. Lowe's Regional Distribution Center is the largest employer in Lebanon, with 650 employees. The other major employers are Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, Lebanon Schools, Wal-Mart, Weyerhaeuser, and Entek International. Linn-Benton Community College opened its HealthCare Occupations Center beside the osteopathic college in 2017. Lebanon has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F (22.0 °C) The city has a total area of 6.87 square miles (17.79 km²), of which 6.67 square miles of it is land and 0.20 sq miles (0.52 km²) is water. It is home to the Lebanon Community Schools public school district, which includes Lebanon High School and East Linn Christian Academy, which serves students from preschool through twelfth grade (PreK-12).

Demographics

As of the census of 2010, there were 15,518 people, 6,118 households, and 3,945 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 91.2% White, 0.5% African American, 1.4% Native American,1.1% Asian, 2.7% from two or more races, and 5.8% of the population was Hispanic or Latino. The city's median age was 36.6 years, and the city had a population density of 2,326.5 inhabitants per square mile (898.3/km²) The city has one of the highest rates of obesity in the U.S., with the city having a population of 1,816.7 per cent. It has a high school graduation rate of 9.4%. The city is home to the University of North Carolina at Asheville. The U.N. has a population growth rate of 7.7%. The UVA has a graduation rate in the high school class of 1.9 per cent, the highest in the state. It is the only city in North Carolina that has a college degree program. The state has a low unemployment rate of 3.3 per cent (compared to the national average of 4.1 per cent), and a high poverty rate of 2.8 per cent+. The city’s population has a median age of 36 years, which is higher than the state average. The average household size is 2.50 and the average family size is 3.05. There are 6,820 housing units.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.87 square miles (17.79 km²) The region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F (22.0 °C) According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Lebanon has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps. The city is located in Lebanon's Galilee region, which is part of the Middle East region of the Syrian Arab Republic. It is located on the Euphrates River, which runs through the center of the city. The town has a population of around 6,000 people, according to the 2011 census. It has an average monthly temperature of 71.5 °F (22.0 °C), and an average annual rainfall of 2,000 millimeters (0.7 in) The city has an area of 6.67 square miles (17.28 km²), of which 6.67 square miles is land and 0.20 square miles (0.52 km²) is water. The area has a temperature of 71.6 °f (22 0 C), with an average yearly rainfall of 2,200 millions of meters (7,500 ft (1,800 ft) per year. The average annual temperature in the city is 70.6°F  (15.7°C).

Economy

Lowe's Regional Distribution Center is the largest employer in Lebanon, with 650 employees. Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, Lebanon Schools, Wal-Mart, Weyerhaeuser, and Entek International are other major employers. Lebanon is home to the U.S. Air Force Academy and the University of Lebanon. Lebanon has a population of 1.2 million. It is the second largest city in the state, after Lebanon, New Hampshire, with 1.3 million people. The city's economy is based on exports and imports. It has a high unemployment rate and a high poverty rate. The economy is expected to grow in the next few years, according to the city's economic forecast. The unemployment rate is forecast to be between 5 and 6 per cent for the next three years, and 5 to 7 per cent in the following years. The town has a low unemployment rate of 3.7 per cent. The state's economy has grown at a rate of 2.4 per cent since the start of the year. The U.N. has a goal of growing its economy by 5 per cent by 2015. The country's unemployment rate stands at 3.8 per cent, the lowest in the world. The nation's economy grew at 2.9 per cent last year, the highest rate in the region since the mid-1970s. The region's unemployment rates are at 1.9 percent, the state's highest since the early 1980s, and the national average is 1.7 percent.

Education

Lebanon is served by the Lebanon Community Schools public school district. It is also home to the private East Linn Christian Academy, which serves students from preschool through twelfth grade. Western University of Health Sciences opened their College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Northwest in August 2011. Linn-Benton Community College opened its HealthCare Occupations Center beside the osteopathic college in 2017. In 2021, Western University will open its College of Health sciences for students of physical therapy. The town is home to Lebanon High School, Lebanon Middle School, and the Lebanon School for the Deaf, which is part of the Portland Public School District. It also has a number of private schools, including the private Christian Academy. It has a population of 2,000, with the majority of its residents living in or near the town of Lebanon. It was the site of the U.S. Civil War Battle of Lebanon, which took place from 1861 to 1865. The city is also the birthplace of the Oregon Trail, which runs through the town's center. The Lebanon River, which flows through the city, was once a major route for the city's development. The Linn River runs through Lebanon, and it was used as a route by the Oregon Army Corps of Engineers in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Lebanon was also the home of the Linn County School of the Arts, which was founded in 1881. The current Linn Community Schools district was established in the 1950s. It serves students in Lebanon, Lebanon, Linn, and Benton counties.

History

Lebanon was established on the land of the Louis Band of the Santiam Kalapuya. By 1907, Lebanon was one of the leading strawberry-growing areas in the Willamette Valley. Lebanon had a cheese factory, a creamery, potato warehouses, a cannery, and prune and nut driers. The local wood-products industry began to grow around 1900, which the supply of timber in the upper Midwest declined. Lebanon's economy began a slow decline in the 1970s, and in 1984, the hardwood mill shut down and the plant in Weyerhaeuser shut down in 2004. The town's most celebrated crop has been strawberries, but as of 2020, only one local strawberry field remains. The city's population grew by 115 percent from 1940 to 1950, and the plywood plant now called Cascade Plywood, began producing hard composite board in the 1960s and '70s. It is now the largest plywood mill in the U.S. and the world's second-largest plywood-making plant in the world, after "Evansville" on the Mississippi River. It was founded in 1847 by Jeremiah and Jemima Ralston, who named it for Jeremiah's birthplace of Lebanon, Tennessee. It became a stop for gold seekers on their way to California, and a village grew up around the store, which was built in 1855. It now has a post office, a library, a theater, a bowling alley, a park, a museum and a park.

Arts and culture

Lebanon is the home of the World's Largest Strawberry Shortcake, a part of the annual Strawberry Festival that began in 1909. The Strawberry Festival includes a Junior Parade, a Grand Parade (featuring the Strawberry Royalty Court), and a carnival. It is held the first weekend of June, and includes a junior parade and a grand parade. The festival is held in the town of Aqrab, in the south of the country. The annual festival is one of Lebanon's most popular cultural events. It was founded in 1909 and is held every year in the first week of June. It's held in Aqab, a town in the southern part of Lebanon, and also in the city of Bekaa, on the outskirts of the capital, Amman. It has been held since 1909, and is the largest festival of its kind in the world, with more than 100,000 people attending each year. It also features a Junior parade and Grand Parade, as well as the Strawberry Festival, which is held on the last weekend in June. The Festival is also known as the "Strawberry Festival of the Year" and is run in conjunction with the Lebanese Strawberry Festival. It began on June 1, 1909 and runs until the end of June each year, with a number of parades and other events taking place throughout the city. In addition to the festival, there is a Strawberry Festival in the village of Aqqrab, which has been going on since the early 1900s.

Recreation

Lebanon has 15 developed parks, including baseball, softball, and soccer fields. Gills Landing has a boat ramp and dock, as well as an RV park, camping area, and showers. A local nonprofit organization is working to build more than fifty miles of walking and biking trails in the city. The city's Christmas tree is lit at the end of each year by a group of local residents. The town of Lebanon has a population of more than 100,000 people, according to the city's 2010 population report. It is the second largest city in the state, after Lebanon, and the third largest in the U.S. in terms of population, after Laredo, Texas, which has more than 80,000 residents. It has been the site of several World War II-era battles, including the Battle of the Bulge, which took place in World War I. It was also the location of the first atomic bomb detonation, which occurred in 1945. The U.N. has a mission to protect the environment, which is based on the belief that the Earth is the only place that can be fully protected by nuclear power. The world's first nuclear power plant, which was built in the 1950s, is located in the town of Ralston, near the city of Lebanon. The first nuclear plant was built by the United States in the 1960s, and was the first in the world to be fully equipped with a fully functioning nuclear power station. There are plans to expand the network of nuclear power stations.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Lebanon, Linn County, Oregon = 84. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 60. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 78. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Lebanon = 3 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 18,447 individuals with a median age of 36.1 age the population grows by 12.20% in Lebanon, Linn County, Oregon population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,626.66 residents per square mile of area (1,014.17/km²). There are average 2.48 people per household in the 5,757 households with an average household income of $36,785 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 13.60% of the available work force and has dropped -8.48% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 9.44%. The number of physicians in Lebanon per 100,000 population = 115.3.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Lebanon = 45.4 inches and the annual snowfall = 1.6 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 151. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 157. 81 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 32.4 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 66, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Lebanon, Linn County, Oregon which are owned by the occupant = 56.66%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 35 years with median home cost = $127,710 and home appreciation of -11.85%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $11.11 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $3,984 per student. There are 20.7 students for each teacher in the school, 535 students for each Librarian and 723 students for each Counselor. 5.37% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 6.78% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 3.87% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Lebanon's population in Linn County, Oregon of 1,686 residents in 1900 has increased 10,94-fold to 18,447 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.86% female residents and 48.14% male residents live in Lebanon, Linn County, Oregon.

    As of 2020 in Lebanon, Linn County, Oregon are married and the remaining 42.08% are single population.

  • 23 minutes is the average time that residents in Lebanon require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    77.19% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 15.70% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 2.55% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Lebanon, Linn County, Oregon, 56.66% are owner-occupied homes, another 36.27% are rented apartments, and the remaining 7.08% are vacant.

  • The 30.26% of the population in Lebanon, Linn County, Oregon who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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