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see also, Lebanon Township, New Jerseymarker; for other places with the same name, see Lebanon


Lebanon is a Borough in Hunterdon Countymarker, New Jerseymarker, United Statesmarker. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 1,065, which has jumped to 1,830, as of the Census Bureau's 2006 population estimate..

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

Lebanon 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

Lebanon is located at (40.643465, -74.831873).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), all of it land.

Lebanon is an independent municipality located entirely within Clinton Townshipmarker.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, 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/sq mi (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.

Government

Local government

Lebanon Borough is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The government consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at large. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year.

The Mayor is head of the municipal government. Responsibilities include seeing that state laws and borough ordinances are executed. The mayor presides over the Council, votes only to break a tie, and can veto ordinance subject to override by ⅔ majority of Council. The mayor also ppoints subordinate officers with Council approval. The Council is the Legislative body of municipality and has all executive responsibility not placed in office of mayor.

The Mayor of Lebanon Borough is Mark Paradis. Members of the Lebanon Borough Council are Council President R. Gary Quick, Sam Berger, Kathleen Bross, Mike Reino, Bonnie Schmidt and Faust Coyle.

Federal, state and county representation

Lebanon Borough is in the Seventh Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 23rd Legislative District.

Education

Students in grades K to 6 for public school attend the Lebanon Borough School, as part of the Lebanon Borough School Districtmarker. The school had an enrollment of 91 students as of the 2005-06 school year.

Public school students in grades 7 and 8 attend Clinton Township Middle School in Clinton Townshipmarker, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Clinton Township School Districtmarker.

Students in grades 9 through 12 for public school attend North Hunterdon High Schoolmarker in Annandalemarker as part of the North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School Districtmarker.Students also have the option to attend Hunterdon County Polytech Career Academy in Raritan Township. North Hunterdon High School serves students from Bethlehem Townshipmarker, Clinton Townmarker, Clinton Townshipmarker, Franklin Townshipmarker, Lebanon Borough and Union Townshipmarker.

Emergency Services

The Borough of Lebanon is covered by 3 Emergency Services.

Law Enforcement

Police & Law enforcement is provided by the New Jersey State Police.

Fire Protection

The Lebanon Volunteer Fire Company provides fire suppression to the Borough as per ordinance.

Emergency Medical & Rescue Services

The Boro's Emergency Medical & Rescue Services are provided by 2 separate departments, separated by the Cokesbury Road intersection. To the West is the Clinton First Aid & Rescue Squad, and to the East by the Whitehouse Rescue Squad

Transportation

The Lebanonmarker station offers service on New Jersey 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.

Notable residents

Notable current and former residents of Lebanon include:

Points of interest



References

  1. "The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968", John P. Snyder, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 156.
  2. 2005 New Jersey Legislative District Data Book, Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, April 2005, p. 103.
  3. Intro to the Borough Form of Government in the State of NJ, Lebanon Borough. Accessed May 18, 2007.
  4. Lebanon Borough, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Accessed March 12, 2007.
  5. 2008 New Jersey Citizen's Guide to Government, New Jersey League of Women Voters, p. 59. Accessed September 30, 2009.
  6. Data for the Lebanon Borough School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed May 24, 2008.
  7. About the North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District, North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District. Accessed June 26, 2008. "North Hunterdon High School educates students from: Bethlehem Township, Clinton Town, Clinton Township, Franklin Township, Lebanon Borough, Union Township"
  8. Alvah Augustus Clark, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed September 3, 2007.
  9. James Nelson Pidcock, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed September 3, 2007.


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