Former railroad station in downtown Lebanon
Land of Love
The town that friendliness built.
Location in Oregon
|• Mayor||Paul Aziz|
|• Total||7.23 sq mi (18.73 km2)|
|• Land||7.00 sq mi (18.13 km2)|
|• Water||0.23 sq mi (0.60 km2)|
|Elevation||351 ft (107 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||2,488.50/sq mi (960.85/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-8 (Pacific)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-7 (Pacific)|
|GNIS feature ID||1136468|
As of the census of 2010, there were 15,518 people, 6,118 households, and 3,945 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,326.5 inhabitants per square mile (898.3/km2). There were 6,820 housing units at an average density of 1,022.5 per square mile (394.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.2% White, 0.5% African American, 1.4% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.1% from other races, and 3.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.8% of the population.
There were 6,118 households, of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.5% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.05.
The median age in the city was 36.6 years. 25.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.9% were from 25 to 44; 23.6% were from 45 to 64; and 16.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.
This 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.
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, and Entek International.
Lebanon is served by the Lebanon Community Schools public school district, which includes Lebanon High School. It is also home to the private East Linn Christian Academy, which serves students from preschool through twelfth grade (PreK-12).
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. The school opened with 107 students.
Arts and culture
Annual cultural events
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.
The city has 15 developed parks, totaling 71.5 acres (28.9 ha), which provide residents with baseball, softball, and soccer fields, as well as playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts, and other resources. Gills Landing has a boat ramp and dock, as well as an RV park, camping area, and showers. Ralston Park hosts the town's Christmas tree and yearly lighting celebration.
- David W. Ballard (1824–1875), governor of Idaho territory
- Carson "Skeeter" Bigbee (1895–1964), professional baseball outfielder
- Eric Castle (1970–), former NFL safety and special teams player for the San Diego Chargers
- Warren C. Gill (1912–1987), Coast Guard veteran, Oregon State Representative and State Senator
- Michael Merzenich (1942–), world-renowned neuroscientist
- Jo Collins (1945–), actress and 1965 Playmate of the Year
- Howard Hesseman (1940–), actor
- Ben Howland (1957–), college basketball coach
- Pat McQuistan (1983–), offensive lineman for the Arizona Cardinals
- Paul McQuistan (1983–), offensive lineman for the Seattle Seahawks
- Tom Medley (1920–2014), cartoonist (creator of Stroker McGurk) and magazine editor
- Katherine Ann Power (1949–), former fugitive for manslaughter and armed robbery
- Doug Riesenberg (1965–), former NFL offensive tackle
- Mike Royer (1941–), comic book artist at Marvel and DC Comics
- Dave Roberts (1951–), MLB third baseman
- Dick Smith (1939–2012), MLB outfielder and first baseman
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