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Median resident age:  40.9 years
Kentucky median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 40356

Estimated median household income in 2012: $86,232 (it was $73,107 in 2000)
Keene:

$86,232
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $45,598

Keene CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $355,325 (it was $221,900 in 2000)
Keene:

$355,325
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $382,365; Detached houses: $391,095; Mobile homes: $36,635

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Keene races chart
  • White alone - 3,687 (93.7%)
  • Black alone - 153 (3.9%)
  • Hispanic - 36 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 27 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 23 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.05%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Keene: 188.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/02/1844

Elevation: 911 feet




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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Keene CCD:  0.7% ($1,483)
Kentucky:  0.8% ($610)
Keene satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lexington-Fayette, KY (8.6 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (314.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Nicholasville, KY (2.3 miles ), Wilmore, KY (2.5 miles ), Fayette, KY (2.9 miles) , Lexington-Fayette, KY (2.9 miles ), Versailles, KY (3.1 miles ), High Bridge, KY (3.2 miles ), Salvisa, KY (3.7 miles ), Midway, KY (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 37.95 N, Longitude: 84.62 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 859

Keene household income distribution Keene home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.8%
Kentucky:

8.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (4%)
  • Construction (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Engineers (7%)
  • Top executives (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Keene-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 95% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.1 miles away from the Keene place center killed 7 people and injured 28 people.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 25.7 miles away from the place center killed 4 people and injured 122 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Keene-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 40.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 42.4 miles away from Keene center
On 1/24/1990 at 18:20:24, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.8 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/17/2004 at 15:21:43, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 78.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/27/1990 at 14:05:50, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.9 miles away from Keene center
On 9/8/1990 at 00:03:57, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 48.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jessamine County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Mudslides: 2, Freeze: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals/medical centers near Keene:

  • ROYAL MANOR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; NICHOLASVILLE, KY)
  • WESLEY VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; WILMORE, KY)
  • JESSAMINE CO HOSPICE (Hospital, about 6 miles away; NICHOLASVILLE, KY)

Political contributions by individuals in Keene, KY

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Keene:

  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College (about 9 miles; Lexington, KY; Full-time enrollment: 6,449)
  • University of Kentucky (about 9 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 23,273)
  • National College-Lexington (about 12 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 2,647)
  • Kentucky State University (about 22 miles; Frankfort, KY; FT enrollment: 2,204)
  • Eastern Kentucky University (about 23 miles; Richmond, KY; FT enrollment: 12,354)
  • Sullivan University (about 61 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,912)
  • Somerset Community College (about 62 miles; Somerset, KY; FT enrollment: 4,009)

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Notable locations in Keene: Connemara Golf Course (A), Equestrian Woods Horse Farm (B), Nicholasville City Fire Department Station 3 (C), Jessamine County Fire Department Station 5 (D), Jessamine County Fire Department Station 6 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Blue Grass Memorial Gardens (1), Ebenezer Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Sinking Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Jessamine County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 35.3. This is about average.
City:

35.3
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2003 was 0.0391. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0391
U.S.:

0.5724
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.26. This is worse than average. There were 15 monitors within city limits.
City:

3.26
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 8.49. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.49
U.S.:

9.39
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.6. This is better than average. There were 13 monitors within city limits.
City:

16.6
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.5. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.6


Average household size:
This place:  2.8 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  84.6%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.0%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

3.2%
Whole state:

15.8%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

2.0%
Whole state:

6.6%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Keene, KY

Keene compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (53%)
  • Utility gas (28%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Keene CCD (based on Jessamine County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 55.83%
Here55.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist Church Charismatic Churches IndependentCatholic Church
Adherents43.7%20.7%10.7%4.1%3.7%
Congregations8.7%15.2%15.2%2.2%2.2%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Free Methodist Church of North America Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents3.4%3.0%1.8%1.6%7.2%
Congregations4.3%4.3%2.2%4.3%41.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Jessamine County:

1.10 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Jessamine County:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Jessamine County:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.9%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Jessamine County:

25.8%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.8%
State:

15.9%

11.99% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,838 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.99%
Kentucky average:

6.98%

0.15% of residents moved from foreign countries ($75 average AGI)
Jessamine County:

0.15%
Kentucky average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Fayette County, KY  5.23% ($47,262 average AGI)
from Garrard County, KY  0.52% ($28,359)
from Woodford County, KY  0.27% ($50,450)


9.94% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,988 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.94%
Kentucky average:

6.74%

0.14% of residents moved to foreign countries ($191 average AGI)
Jessamine County:

0.14%
Kentucky average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Fayette County, KY  3.58% ($34,251 average AGI)
to Garrard County, KY  0.87% ($42,378)
to Scott County, KY  0.33% ($41,854)

Strongest AM radio stations in Keene:

  • WVLK (590 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLAP (630 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCGW (770 AM; daytime; 1 kW; NICHOLASVILLE, KY; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXRA (1580 AM; 10 kW; GEORGETOWN, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWFT (1250 AM; 1 kW; NICHOLASVILLE, KY)
  • WLXG (1300 AM; 3 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WMJR (1380 AM; 3 kW; WINCHESTER, KY; Owner: THY KINGDOM COME NETWORK, INC)
  • WXXA (790 AM; 5 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Keene:

  • WLTO (102.5 FM; NICHOLASVILLE, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WVRB (95.3 FM; WILMORE, KY; Owner: VERNON R. BALDWIN, INC.)
  • WUKY (91.3 FM; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES UNIV. OF KENTUCKY)
  • WJMM-FM (99.3 FM; HARRODSBURG, KY; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY OF CENTRAL KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WVLK-FM (92.9 FM; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WXZZ (103.3 FM; GEORGETOWN, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBUL-FM (98.1 FM; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCDA (106.3 FM; VERSAILLES, KY; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WEKU (88.9 FM; RICHMOND, KY; Owner: EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WKQQ (100.1 FM; WINCHESTER, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMXL (94.5 FM; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRFL (88.1 FM; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: UN OF KENTUCKY BD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WLRO (101.5 FM; RICHMOND, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLKT (104.5 FM; LEXINGTON-FAYETTE, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGKS (96.9 FM; PARIS, KY; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBTF (107.9 FM; MIDWAY, KY; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WHIR-FM (107.1 FM; DANVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRVG-FM (89.9 FM; GEORGETOWN, KY; Owner: GEORGETOWN COLLEGE)
  • WKYL (102.1 FM; LAWRENCEBURG, KY; Owner: DAVENPORT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXKY-FM (96.3 FM; STANFORD, KY; Owner: LINCOLN-GARRARD BROADCASTING CO.,INC)

TV broadcast stations around Keene:

  • WDKY-TV (Channel 56; DANVILLE, KY; Owner: WDKY LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WKYT-TV (Channel 27; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: WKYT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WTVQ-TV (Channel 36; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKLE (Channel 46; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WLEX-TV (Channel 18; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: WLEX COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • WAVE (Channel 3; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Keene)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • KEENE, 1527 Woods Road Rd #1 (Lat: 37.965917 Lon: -84.647444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 85.3 m, Overall height: 89 m, Call Sign: WLK757
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 11215.0 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 11325.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/11/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: John T Scott Iii
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:



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