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The 2000 Census showed that Lebanon County had a population of 120,327 people. This represented 0.98% of the total population of Pennsylvania, making it the state's 28th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Lebanon had a population of 130,506 people. This is an increase of 8.46% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010133,568+11%+2.35% since 2009
2009130,506+8.46%+0.93% since 2008
2008129,302+7.46%+0.86% since 2007
2007128,197+6.54%+1.27% since 2006
2006126,586+5.2%+1.42% since 2005
2005124,819+3.73%+0.99% since 2004
2004123,597+2.72%+0.96% since 2003
2003122,426+1.74%+0.92% since 2002
2002121,313+0.82%+0.4% since 2001
2001120,825+0.41%+0.41% since 2000
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2000120,327The Last Census

Lebanon County had 49,320 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Lebanon County has a total area<3> of 362.6 square miles [939 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (0.74 square miles [1.92 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Lebanon County had a population density of 332.5 people per square mile [128.4 people/km²], making it the state's 19th most densely populated county (out of 67 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Lebanon County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Lebanon and the state of Pennsylvania.

Click here for the Lebanon County QuickFact (QF-42075).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Lebanon County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
LebanonQF-424216824,25424,461-0.85%
PalmyraQF-42577207,0667,096-0.42%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Lebanon County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
BerksQF-42011   E407,125373,6388.96%
DauphinQF-42043   W258,934251,7982.83%
LancasterQF-42071   SE507,766470,6587.88%
SchuylkillQF-42107   NE146,952150,336-2.25%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Lebanon. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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