Lebanon, Illinois

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Lebanon is a city in St. Clair County, Illinois, United States. The population was 3,523 at the 2000 census. Like many other places in "Little Egypt" or Southern Illinois, Lebanon was named after the Middle Eastern country of the same name. It is a part of the Metro-East region of the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area.

Lebanon is home to McKendree University, the oldest college in Illinois.


Registered historic places


Lebanon is located at 38°36′12″N 89°48′41″W / 38.60333°N 89.81139°W / 38.60333; -89.81139 (38.603398, -89.811271).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,523 people, 1,275 households, and 804 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,641.4 people per square mile (632.7/km²). There were 1,389 housing units at an average density of 647.2/sq mi (249.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 78.46% White, 18.45% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 1.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.53% of the population.

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