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Lebanon, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Lebanon
Map of Lebanon in Hunterdon County. Inset: Location of Hunterdon County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Lebanon in Hunterdon County. Inset: Location of Hunterdon County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Lebanon, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Lebanon, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Hunterdon
Incorporated April 20, 1926
Area
 • Total 0.886 sq mi (2.297 km2)
 • Land 0.886 sq mi (2.296 km2)
 • Water 0.000 sq mi (0.001 km2)  0.04%
Area rank 517th of 566 in state
25th of 26 in county
Elevation 246 ft (75 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 1,358
 • Estimate (2015) 1,671
 • Rank 522nd of 566 in state
22nd of 26 in county
 • Density 1,532.0/sq mi (591.5/km2)
 • Density rank 333rd of 566 in state
4th of 26 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08833
Area code(s) 908
FIPS code 3401939630
GNIS feature ID 0885275
Website www.lebanonboro.com

Lebanon is a borough in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 1,358, reflecting an increase of 293 (+27.5%) from the 1,065 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 29 (+2.8%) from the 1,036 counted in the 1990 Census.

Lebanon was incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 26, 1926, from portions of Clinton Township, based on the results of a referendum held on April 20, 1926. Additional portions of Clinton Township were annexed in 1962.

The borough is located north of the Round Valley Reservoir. The Borough was known in the early part of the 19th century as Jacksonville and later as Lebanonville, Lebanonville Depot and finally Lebanon, a station on the Central Railroad of New Jersey. The center of Lebanon has changed little in the past century. The Dutch Reformed Church is one of the oldest churches in the County. Records of the church begin in 1769, however, the church is cited as early as 1747.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 0.886 square miles (2.297 km2), including 0.886 square miles (2.296 km2) of land and less than 0.001 square miles (0.001 km2) of water (0.04%).

The borough is an independent municipality surrounded by Clinton Township, making it part one of 21 pairs of "doughnut towns" in the state, where one municipality entirely surrounds another.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 550
1940 638 16.0%
1950 752 17.9%
1960 880 17.0%
1970 885 0.6%
1980 820 −7.3%
1990 1,036 26.3%
2000 1,065 2.8%
2010 1,358 27.5%
Est. 2015 1,671 23.0%
Population sources:
1930 1930-1990
2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,358 people, 602 households, and 366 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,532.0 per square mile (591.5/km2). There were 664 housing units at an average density of 749.1 per square mile (289.2/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 90.13% (1,224) White, 1.77% (24) Black or African American, 0.15% (2) Native American, 5.23% (71) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.88% (12) from other races, and 1.84% (25) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.01% (68) of the population.

There were 602 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.2% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 28.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.2 years. For every 100 females there were 84.8 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 82.6 males. The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $71,629 (with a margin of error of +/- $5,410) and the median family income was $96,500 (+/- $10,275). Males had a median income of $70,977 (+/- $9,418) versus $53,750 (+/- $18,758) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $37,035 (+/- $2,975). About 1.5% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 1.8% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 1,065 people, 458 households, and 287 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,227.3 people per square mile (472.6/km2). There were 477 housing units at an average density of 549.7 per square mile (211.7/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.40% White, 0.66% African American, 0.19% Native American, 3.10% Asian, 0.38% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.07% of the population.

There were 458 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the borough the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 3.7% from 18 to 24, 35.1% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.4 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $68,542, and the median income for a family was $83,436. Males had a median income of $52,316 versus $37,396 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $34,066. About 0.7% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 7.08 miles (11.39 km) of roadways, of which 4.52 miles (7.27 km) were maintained by the municipality, 0.33 miles (0.53 km) by Hunterdon County and 2.23 miles (3.59 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

U.S. Route 22 passes through the center of town, while Interstate 78 runs through the northern part with Exit 20 within its borders.

Public transportation

The Lebanon station offers service on NJ Transit's Raritan Valley Line. There is a station building on the south side of the tracks. The northern track is no longer in use and the stop has limited weekday and no weekend service.

Points of interest


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