Lebanon is a somewhat small city located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 14,282 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Lebanon is the 22nd largest community in New Hampshire.
Lebanon is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Lebanon is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lebanon who work in healthcare (13.00%), office and administrative support (10.57%), and management occupations (7.84%).
Also of interest is that Lebanon has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Lebanon has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.25% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Lebanon, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.43 minutes getting to work every day.
Despite being a small city, Lebanon has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Lebanon is a pretty powerful place. 54.14% of the adults in Lebanon have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Lebanon in 2018 was $42,675, which is middle income relative to New Hampshire, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $170,700 for a family of four. However, Lebanon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lebanon is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lebanon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lebanon residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Lebanon include English, Irish, French, German, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Lebanon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.