Lebanon 64 Good
Lebanon Livability #286 ranked city in Missouri#13,158 ranked city in the USARanks better than 55% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Lebanon

  • Cost Of Living

    Residents in this area benefit from an affordable cost of living. This includes goods and services, transportation, housing, utilities, groceries and healthcare.

  • Housing

    The housing category in this area boasts higher than average scores, likely influenced by a positive home affordability ratio, robust appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Health & Safety

    Earning a high health and safety score depends on factors such as good air quality and the availability of essential health facilities like hospitals, clinics, doctors, and fire stations.

  • Amenities

    It appears that many amenities may not be conveniently situated within walking distance, potentially necessitating the use of a vehicle or public transit.

  • Commute

    Commuters in this area may experience longer-than-average work commute times due to limited public transportation access.

  • Employment

    The combination of low income levels and high unemployment rates contributes to a low score in the employment category, which could make it challenging to secure well-paying jobs.

  • Schools

    Factors such as lower than average graduation rates, lackluster reading and math scores and the limited accessibility of local elementary and high schools could contribute to the low schools score.

  • Ratings

    Polls and surveys done by AreaVibes among area residents did not yield positive feedback when it came to the walkability of amenities, safety, nearby parks and the overall sense of community.

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What's it like Living in Lebanon?

Lebanon is a mid-sized city located in the state of Missouri. The city has a population of 14,735 inhabitants. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (92% White). Given that fact, Lebanon could be considered less diverse than other cities. Not a fan of sitting in traffic during your commute to work? Lebanon offers shorter work commutes, with an average one-way commute time taking only 17 minutes, far lower than the national average of 26 minutes.

Whether you’re moving to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Lebanon could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Missouri if you know where to search. Don't forget to determine what matters most to you in a neighborhood. Consider factors such as safety, proximity to work or school, access to amenities (like parks, fitness facilities, grocery stores, restaurants), public transportation options, community atmosphere and the overall vibe you're looking for. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, cost of living, commute, health & safety, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in Lebanon and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Lebanon to Missouri and the national average.

The livability score in Lebanon is 62 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 50th percentile of all cities across America. For each of the livability categories, we know that Lebanon ranks very well for cost of living (A+) and housing (B+). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Lebanon. The following was graded with a discouraging score: amenities (F), crime (F), education (D-) and employment (F).

A robust real estate market serves as a crucial economic indicator, reflecting the local area's strength, stability and the confidence of its residents. Lebanon excels in the housing sector, scoring high marks based on factors such as median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability. These calculations suggest that the apartment rental and real estate market in the region is exceptionally healthy, highlighting the area's economic vitality and attractiveness to potential homebuyers and renters.

Lebanon real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Lebanon. The median home price for Lebanon homes is $105,100, which is 25.6% lower than the Missouri average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Lebanon, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.6, which is 10.3% lower than the Missouri average.

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      Lebanon transportation information

      Statistic Lebanon Missouri National
      Average one way commute17min23min26min
      Workers who drive to work81.6%81.6%76.4%
      Workers who carpool12.5%9.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%1.5%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.0%1.9%2.8%
      Working from home1.6%4.6%4.6%
      Source: The Lebanon, MO data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).