Lebanon, Oregon

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Lebanon, Oregon
Former railroad station in downtown
Nickname(s): Land of Love
Motto(s): It's Easier From Here[1]
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 44°31′59″N 122°54′28″W / 44.53306°N 122.90778°W / 44.53306; -122.90778Coordinates: 44°31′59″N 122°54′28″W / 44.53306°N 122.90778°W / 44.53306; -122.90778
Country United States
State Oregon
County Linn
Incorporated 1878
 • Mayor Paul Aziz[2]
 • Total 6.87 sq mi (17.79 km2)
 • Land 6.67 sq mi (17.28 km2)
 • Water 0.20 sq mi (0.52 km2)
Elevation 351 ft (107 m)
Population (2010)[4]
 • Total 15,518
 • Estimate (2013)[5] 15,930
 • Density 2,326.5/sq mi (898.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (Pacific)
ZIP code 97355
Area code(s) 541
FIPS code 41-41650[4]
GNIS feature ID 1136468[6]
Website City of Lebanon

Lebanon /ˈlɛbənən/ is a city in Linn County, Oregon, United States. Lebanon is located in northwest Oregon, southeast of Salem. The population was 15,518 at the 2010 census.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 201616,635[7]7.2%

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[4] 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.


The Elkins Flour Mill listed on the National Register of Historic Places

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.87 square miles (17.79 km2), of which 6.67 square miles (17.28 km2) is land and 0.20 square miles (0.52 km2) is water.[3]


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.[12]


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.[13][14]


COMP Northwest The main building for the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Northwest. The building first opened for classes in fall of 2011, and is located across the street from Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital

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.[15] The school opened with 107 students.

Arts and culture[edit]

Annual cultural events[edit]

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.[16] Ralston Park hosts the town's Christmas tree and yearly lighting celebration.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ Jon Nelson. "City Manager". City of Lebanon. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
  2. ^ "City of Lebanon : City Council Bio Information". City of Lebanon. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  3. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 14 July 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
  4. ^ a b c d "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 22 May 2014. Retrieved 2014-10-03.
  6. ^ "Lebanon". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 28 November 1980. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  8. ^ "Population-Oregon" (PDF). U.S. Census 1910. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  9. ^ "Population-Oregon" (PDF). 15th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 27 November 2013.
  10. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Oregon" (PDF). 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  11. ^ "Pennsylvania: Population and Housing Unit Counts" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  12. ^ Climate Summary for Lebanon, Oregon
  13. ^ "Fact Sheet: Lebanon Oregon". City of Lebanon.
  14. ^ "About ENTEK - History".
  15. ^ Budnick, Nick (31 July 2011). "Osteopathic medical school to open next week in Lebanon, Oregon". The Oregonian. Portland, Oregon. Retrieved 1 August 2011.
  16. ^ "Lebanon Parks Master Plan". City of Lebanon. Retrieved 5 November 2013.

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