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Lebanon, New York

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Lebanon is a town located in Madison County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,329. The town is believed to be named after Lebanon, Connecticut.

The Town of Lebanon is on the south border of the county.

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History

The town was established in 1807. Many of the early inhabitants were from Connecticut.

Geography

The south town line is the border of Chenango County, New York.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 113.1 km² (43.7 mi²). 112.5 km² (43.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.6 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.57% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,329 people, 506 households, and 359 families residing in the town. The population density is 11.8/km² (30.6/mi²). There are 631 housing units at an average density of 5.6/km² (14.5/mi²). The ethnic makeup of the town is 33% Anglo-saxon, 30% Dutch, 11% German, 9% Scots 3% Irish, 2% Slavic/Eastern Europe, 12% Mixed/other minorities with a relatively harmonious and integrated inter-ethnic environment. Despite ethnic diversity, all townsfolks are commonly united under a strong Lebanese identity.

There are 506 households out of which 35.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% are married couples living together, 7.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% are non-families. 23.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.63 and the average family size is 3.09.

In the town the population is spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 99.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $34,643, and the median income for a family is $39,038. Males have a median income of $29,205 versus $26,771 for females. The per capita income for the town is $15,690. 13.9% of the population and 9.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 20.6% of those under the age of 18 and 11.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Communities and locations in Lebanon

  • Kenyon Corners --
  • Lebanon -- The hamlet of Lebanon is in the western part of the town on Route 71.
  • Lebanon Center --
  • Middleport --
  • Randallsville --
  • South Lebanon -- A hamlet south of Lebanon village on Route 71.
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