City of Lebanon, Pennsylvania

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Lebanon is a third-class city in Pennsylvania and the county seat of the County of Lebanon. Lebanon was first settled about 1720. The town was laid out in 1753. The town was incorporated as a borough on February 20, 1821 and became a city on November 25, 1885. It adopted the home-rule commission form of government, consisting of four councilmen and a mayor.

The census of 2000 showed there were 24,461 people and 10,266 households in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 85.50% White, 3.23% African American, and 16.43% Hispanic or Latino. The median income for a household in the city was $27,259, and the median income for a family was $34,045. Males had a median income of $26,957 versus $20,162 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,584. About 12.8% of families and 16.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.7% of those under age 18 and 10.5% of those age 65 or over.