Lebanon County, Pennsylvania facts for kids
|Lebanon County, Pennsylvania|
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
|Founded||February 16, 1813|
362 sq mi (938 km²)
362 sq mi (938 km²)
0.7 sq mi (2 km²), 0.2%
379/sq mi (146/km²)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Lebanon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 133,568. Its county seat is Lebanon. The county was formed from portions of Dauphin and Lancaster counties in 1813, with minor boundary revisions in 1814 and 1821. Lebanon County comprises the Lebanon, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Harrisburg-York-Lebanon, PA Combined Statistical Area.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 362 square miles (940 km2), of which 362 square miles (940 km2) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) (0.2%) is water. It is drained by Swatara Creek and its branches. It consists in large part of a valley.
- Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania (northeast)
- Berks County, Pennsylvania (east)
- Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (south)
- Dauphin County, Pennsylvania (west)
- I-76 / Penna Turnpike
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- US 422
- PA 72
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- PA 501
- PA 897
- PA 934
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2000, there were 120,327 people and 32,771 families residing in the county. The population density was 332 people per square mile (128/km²). There were 49,320 housing units at an average density of 136 per square mile (53/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.46% White, 1.29% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.89% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.26% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. 4.96% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 45.6% were of German, 11.8% American and 6.1% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 92.5% spoke English, 4.2% Spanish and 1.1% Pennsylvania Dutch as their first language.
There were 46,551 households out of which 30.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.40% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the county, the population was spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.70 males.
Metropolitan Statistical Area
The United States Office of Management and Budget has designated Lebanon County as the Lebanon, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). As of the 2010 U.S. Census the metropolitan area ranked 16th most populous in the State of Pennsylvania and the 296th most populous in the United States with a population of 133,568. Lebanon County is also a part of the larger Harrisburg-York-Lebanon, PA Combined Statistical Area (CSA), which combines the populations of Lebanon County as well as Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry and York Counties in Pennsylvania. The Combined Statistical Area ranked 5th in the State of Pennsylvania and 43rd most populous in the United States with a population of 1,219,422.
Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns. The following cities, boroughs and townships are located in Lebanon County:
- Lebanon (county seat)
- Cold Spring
- East Hanover
- North Annville
- North Cornwall
- North Lebanon
- North Londonderry
- South Annville
- South Lebanon
- South Londonderry
- West Cornwall
- West Lebanon
Other unincorporated communities
The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Lebanon County.
† county seat
|Rank||City/Town/etc.||Municipal type||Population (2010 Census)|
|20||Mount Gretna Heights||CDP||323|
|22||Fort Indiantown Gap||CDP||143|
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