Poverty in Lebanon, Tennessee

What is the poverty rate in Lebanon, Tennessee?
The poverty rate in Lebanon is 15.0%. One out of every 6.7 residents of Lebanon lives in poverty.

How many people in Lebanon, Tennessee live in poverty?
4,338 of 29,007 Lebanon residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Lebanon compare to the rest of Tennessee?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Tennessee is 16.7%, meaning Lebanon has a moderately lower than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of Tennessee.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Lebanon, Tennessee Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

3,201

40.2% 25.2% 10.6%

White

22,561

10.0% 10.3% 74.7%

Hispanic

1,995

29.7% 22.2% 6.6%

What's the Poverty Rate in Lebanon, Tennessee By Race?

40.2% of Black residents of Lebanon, Tennessee live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Lebanon, Tennessee is dramatically higher than the national average of 25.2%. 1,288 of 3,201 black Tennesseans live below the poverty line. Approximately 10.6% of the total population of Lebanon, Tennessee are black.

10.0% of White residents of Lebanon, Tennessee live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Lebanon, Tennessee is the same as than the national average. 2,245 of 22,561 white Tennesseans live below the poverty line. Approximately 74.7% of the total population of Lebanon, Tennessee are white.

29.7% of Hispanic residents of Lebanon, Tennessee live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Lebanon, Tennessee is dramatically higher than the national average of 22.2%. 593 of 1,995 hispanic Tennesseans live below the poverty line. Approximately 6.6% of the total population of Lebanon, Tennessee are hispanic.

Lebanon, Tennessee Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Lebanon, Tennessee?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Lebanon, Tennessee is 12.3%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Lebanon, Tennessee is 17.4%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Lebanon, Tennessee

Female residents of Lebanon, Tennessee are dramatically(41%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

1,708 of 13,923 males in Lebanon live below the poverty line.

2,630 of 15,084 females in Lebanon live below the poverty line.

Lebanon, Tennessee Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Lebanon can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Lebanon, Tennessee have a Poverty Rate of 19.7%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Lebanon, Tennessee have a Poverty Rate of 12.5%.

Poverty for younger ages in Lebanon is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Lebanon, Tennessee have a Poverty Rate of 3.7%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Lebanon, Tennessee have a Poverty Rate of 18.7%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Lebanon can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Lebanon, Tennessee have a Poverty Rate of 24.2%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Lebanon, Tennessee have a Poverty Rate of 20.9%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Lebanon, Tennessee have a Poverty Rate of 19.1%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Lebanon, Tennessee have a Poverty Rate of 0.0%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Lebanon, Tennessee Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Lebanon, Tennessee?

Lebanon, Tennessee Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Lebanon, Tennessee Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

23.4%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

20.1%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

20.6%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

14.6%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

7.6%

75 to 84 Years Old

8.2%

Over 85 Years Old

10.6%

Lebanon, Tennessee Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Lebanon, Tennessee born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Lebanon, Tennessee who were born citizens of the United States is 15.0%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Lebanon, Tennessee who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 14.6%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Lebanon, Tennessee born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Residents of Lebanon, Tennessee who were born as US Citizens have a higher poverty rate than those who were born citizens of a country outside of the United States.

Of the 27,293 residents of Lebanon, Tennessee who were born citizens of the United States, 4,088 (15.0%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 250 (14.6%) of 1,714 residents of Lebanon, Tennessee who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Lebanon, Tennessee

The poverty rate in Lebanon is 15.0%.
Lebanon is in Wilson County.
Tennessee Poverty Rate by City
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City Poverty Rate
Green Hill 3.0%
Lebanon 15.0%
Mount Juliet 7.4%
Rural Hill 1.6%
Watertown 13.2%

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