About Lebanon Borough, NJ
Lebanon Borough is small. Less than a mile-square and in the bottom 10% of NJ cities. However, it’s got a lot going on, relatively speaking.
Home to two exits off and one on-ramp to Route 78 as well as an NJ Transit Station (Lebanon). That’s nothing to shrug off!
Here’s the “encyclopedia” entry:
Lebanon, New Jersey
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.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 0.886 square miles (2.297 km), including 0.886 square miles (2.296 km) of land and less than 0.001 square miles (0.001 km) of water (0.04%).
The borough is an independent municipality surrounded by Clinton Township.
At the 2010 United States Census, 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/km). There were 664 housing units at an average density of 749.1 per square mile (289.2/km). 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. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 5.01% (68) of the population.
There were 602 households, 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, 21.1% of the population were 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 age 18 and over, 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.
The Borough of Lebanon is covered by three emergency services providers.
Police and law enforcement is provided by the New Jersey State Police from Troop B, based at the Perryville station.
The Lebanon Volunteer Fire Company provides fire suppression to the Borough as per ordinance.
The borough’s Emergency Medical and Rescue services are provided by the Clinton First Aid & Rescue Squad.
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.
The Lebanon 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.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Lebanon include:
- Alvah A. Clark (1840–1912), represented New Jersey’s 4th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1877 to 1881.
- Balthazar P. Melick (1770–1835), New York City merchant and banker, who founded Chemical Bank in 1823.
- James N. Pidcock (1836–1899), represented New Jersey’s 4th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1885 to 1889.