Lebanon, Virginia

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Town of Lebanon, Virginia
Town
Downtown Lebanon
Downtown Lebanon
Official seal of Town of Lebanon, Virginia
Seal
Nickname(s): "Heart of Southwest Virginia"
Motto: "Progressing for the Future"
Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Coordinates: 36°54′3″N 82°4′37″W / 36.90083°N 82.07694°W / 36.90083; -82.07694Coordinates: 36°54′3″N 82°4′37″W / 36.90083°N 82.07694°W / 36.90083; -82.07694
Country United States
State Virginia
County Russell
Government
 • Mayor Nelson A.Dodi
Area
 • Total 4.1 sq mi (10.6 km2)
 • Land 4.1 sq mi (10.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,060 ft (628 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,424
  U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Population Estimates
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 24266
Area code(s) 276
FIPS code 51-44696[1]
GNIS feature ID 1498504[2]
Website http://www.lebanonva.net/

Lebanon is a town in Russell County, Virginia, United States. The population was 3,424 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Russell County.[3]

History[edit]

Carter Hill, Daugherty's Cave and Breeding Site, Stephen B. Quillen House, and Blackford Bridge are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]

Geography[edit]

Lebanon is located at 36°54′3″N 82°4′37″W / 36.90083°N 82.07694°W / 36.90083; -82.07694 (36.900912, -82.076988).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.1 square miles (10.6 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 264
1870 209 −20.8%
1880 244 16.7%
1890 310 27.0%
1900 325 4.8%
1910 366 12.6%
1920 469 28.1%
1930 560 19.4%
1940 622 11.1%
1950 672 8.0%
1960 2,085 210.3%
1970 2,272 9.0%
1980 3,206 41.1%
1990 3,386 5.6%
2000 3,273 −3.3%
2010 3,424 4.6%
Est. 2015 3,342 [6] −2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 3,424 people, 1,507 households, and 884 families residing in the town. The population density was 835.1 people per square mile (323.0/km²). There were 1,681 housing units at an average density of 410.0 per square mile (158.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.7% White, 2.9% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.5% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.[8]

There were 1,507 households out of which 23.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.0% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.3% were non-families. 36.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.84.[8]

In the town, the population was spread out with 21.0% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 20 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 86.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.6 males.[8]

The median income for a household in the town was $24,272, and the median income for a family was $47,708. Males had a median income of $42,404 versus $37,900 for females. The per capita income for the town was $23,822. About 25.9% of families and 28.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.0% of those under age 18 and 11.9% of those age 65 or over.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Archived from the original on June 2, 2016. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010". American Fact Finder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "2007-2011 American Community Survey". American Fact Finder. United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 16 September 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2013.