Lebanon, Tennessee

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Lebanon is a city in Wilson County, Tennessee, in the United States. The population was 20,235 at the 2000 census. It serves as the county seat of Wilson County[3]. Lebanon is located in middle Tennessee, east of Nashville. Local residents have also called it "Cedar-City". Mostly a reference to the abundance of cedar trees in the area.

Lebanon is home to Cumberland University, a small, private, 4-year liberal arts institution.



Lebanon is located at 36°12′29″N 86°19′35″W / 36.20806°N 86.32639°W / 36.20806; -86.32639 (36.207991, -86.326300)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 29.2 square miles (75.8 km²), of which, 29.2 square miles (75.7 km²) of it is land and 0.03% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 20,235 people, 7,987 households, and 5,319 families residing in the city. The population density was 692.0 people per square mile (267.2/km²). There were 8,693 housing units at an average density of 297.3/sq mi (114.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 82.89% White, 13.78% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.82% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.00% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.26% of the population.

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