Lebanon, Kentucky

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Lebanon is a city in Marion County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 5,718 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Marion County.[1] Lebanon is located in central Kentucky, southeast of Louisville. A national cemetery is located nearby.

Lebanon is renowned for its Ham Days Festival and Tractor Show which is held during the last weekend of September.



Lebanon is located at 37°34′14″N 85°15′23″W / 37.57056°N 85.25639°W / 37.57056; -85.25639 (37.570623, -85.256263).[2] It is approximately 30 miles (48 km) from its larger neighboring city of Danville and 20 miles (32 km) north of nearby Campbellsville. It is located at the junction of US 68 and Kentucky Route 55.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.4 square miles (11.4 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 5,718 people, 2,332 households, and 1,476 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,296.6 per square mile (500.6 /km2). There were 2,555 housing units at an average density of 579.3 per square mile (223.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 77.88% White, 19.92% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 0.47% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.03% of the population.

There were 2,332 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.5% were married couples living together, 20.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% were non-families. 33.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.92.

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