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Population in 2012: 23,272 (89% urban, 11% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.1%
 

Males: 10,828  (46.5%)
Females: 12,444  (53.5%)

Median resident age:  34.0 years
New Hampshire median age:  43.9 years

Zip codes: 03431.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $50,689 (it was $37,033 in 2000)
Keene:

$50,689
NH:

$63,280
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,071

Keene city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $188,719 (it was $100,800 in 2000)
Keene:

$188,719
NH:

$236,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $220,988; Detached houses: $235,843; Townhouses or other attached units: $227,726; In 2-unit structures: $231,571; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $278,713; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $153,164; Mobile homes: $30,022

Median gross rent in 2012: $992.

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  • White alone - 22,157 (94.7%)
  • Asian alone - 470 (2.0%)
  • Hispanic - 408 (1.7%)
  • Black alone - 154 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 146 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 54 (0.2%)

Races in Keene detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Keene: 94.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: Irish (17.2%), English (15.5%), German (10.8%), French (9.1%), French Canadian (7.3%), Italian (6.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1753

Elevation: 486 feet

Land area: 37.3 square miles.

Population density: 624 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Keene:

  • High school or higher: 92.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 37.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.5%
  • Unemployed: 11.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Keene city:

  • Never married: 43.2%
  • Now married: 38.9%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

827 residents are foreign born (1.4% Europe, 0.9% Asia, 0.4% North America).

This city:  3.5%
New Hampshire:  5.1%



According to our research of New Hampshire and other state lists there were 23 registered sex offenders living in Keene, New Hampshire as of November 28, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Keene to the number of sex offenders is 1,012 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $6,101 (3.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $5,481 (2.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Manchester, NH (42.5 miles , pop. 107,006).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (74.6 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (176.1 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Roxbury, NH (2.0 miles ), Marlborough, NH (2.2 miles ), Swanzey, NH (2.2 miles ), West Swanzey, NH (2.3 miles ), Surry, NH (2.3 miles ), Sullivan, NH (2.4 miles ), Westmoreland, NH (2.7 miles ), Gilsum, NH (2.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $84,700
  • 1998: 28 buildings, average cost: $173,900
  • 1999: 38 buildings, average cost: $110,400
  • 2000: 23 buildings, average cost: $128,800
  • 2001: 24 buildings, average cost: $189,000
  • 2002: 29 buildings, average cost: $173,300
  • 2003: 33 buildings, average cost: $169,300
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 26 buildings, average cost: $221,600
  • 2006: 26 buildings, average cost: $207,700
  • 2007: 22 buildings, average cost: $210,200
  • 2008: 15 buildings, average cost: $209,700
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $209,800
  • 2010: 15 buildings, average cost: $209,800
  • 2011: 11 buildings, average cost: $209,800
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $191,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.94 N, Longitude: 72.29 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Elm City

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,510 (+36.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 8,145 (72.4%)

Area code: 603

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Crime rates in Keene by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0002000000010
per 100,000 0.00.00.08.70.00.00.00.00.00.00.04.30.0
Rapes 11141210104812121211106
per 100,000 46.560.951.543.643.517.335.052.952.353.649.842.725.6
Robberies 87469161191617121513
per 100,000 33.830.417.226.239.169.148.139.769.876.054.364.055.6
Assaults 35262318252234332720232742
per 100,000 147.9113.198.878.5108.795.1148.7145.4117.789.4104.1115.2179.5
Burglaries 12610411087751006586839689127114
per 100,000 532.4452.4472.5379.3326.2432.2284.3379.0362.0429.0402.8541.8487.2
Thefts 582580576533245235622537638684705669688
per 100,000 2459.12522.82474.22323.61065.71015.62720.42366.42782.33056.83191.12854.12940.3
Auto thefts 20293719372434172134141529
per 100,000 84.5126.1158.982.8160.9103.7148.774.991.6151.963.464.0123.9
Arson 1117121876117106624
per 100,000 46.573.951.578.530.425.948.130.843.626.827.28.517.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 210.9214.6202.9194.3141.0127.7204.7202.4221.5238.6228.8232.9225.7

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Keene detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 55 (42 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.79
New Hampshire average:

2.18

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Keene, New Hampshire accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.1%
New Hampshire:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -518 (-2.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)

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Tornado activity:

Keene-area historical tornado activity is significantly above New Hampshire state average. It is 8% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 33.2 miles away from the Keene city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 8/20/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 28.1 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Keene-area historical earthquake activity is below New Hampshire state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 51.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 41.2 miles away from Keene center
On 6/16/1995 at 12:13:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 97.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/6/1992 at 15:38:04, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 44.5 miles away from Keene center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 40.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cheshire County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Snows: 4, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Keene topographic map

Birthplace of: Heather Wilson - Politician, A. G. Lafley - Chief executive, Amos Foster - Football player and coach, Charles Dinsmoor - Lawyer, Jonathan Daniels - African s' rights activist, Dick Wheeler - Baseball player, Ryan Moore (soccer) - Soccer player, John Bosa - Football player.

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Keene: Charles H. Knight.


Hospitals/medical centers in Keene:

  • MONADNOCK DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 426B WINCHESTER STREET)
  • VNA AT HCS INC (Home Health Center, 312 MARLBOROUGH STREET)
  • CEDARCREST INC (Hospital, 91 MAPLE AVENUE)
  • CHESHIRE MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 580 COURT STREET)
  • HOSPICE OF THE MONADNOCK REGION (Hospital, 7 CENTER ST)
  • KEENE CENTER, GENESIS HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, 677 COURT STREET)
  • LANGDON PLACE OF KEENE NURSING (Nursing Home, 136 A ARCH STREET)
  • SNF CHESHIRE MEDICAL CTR. (Nursing Home, 580 COURT ST)
  • WESTWOOD CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 298 MAIN STREET)

Political contributions by individuals in Keene, NH

Airports and heliports located in Keene:


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Amtrak stations near Keene:

  • 16 miles: BRATTLEBORO (VERNON RD.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.
  • 16 miles: BELLOWS FALLS (DEPOT ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Operable nuclear power plant near Keene:

  • 17 miles: Vermont Yankee in Vernon, VT.

Local government website: www.ci.keene.nh.us

Colleges/Universities in Keene:

  • Keene State College (Full-time enrollment: 4,898; Location: 229 Main Street; Public; Website: www.keene.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Antioch University New England (FT enrollment: 584; Location: 40 Avon St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.antiochne.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Keene Beauty Academy (FT enrollment: 59; Location: 800 Park Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: WWW.KEENEBEAUTYACADEMY.COM)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Keene:

  • Fitchburg State College (about 36 miles; Fitchburg, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,820)
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (about 41 miles; Amherst, MA; FT enrollment: 21,515)
  • Hesser College (about 42 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 2,870)
  • Southern New Hampshire University (about 43 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • NHTI-Concord's Community College (about 43 miles; Concord, NH; FT enrollment: 2,162)
  • Smith College (about 47 miles; Northampton, MA; FT enrollment: 3,021)
  • Williams College (about 50 miles; Williamstown, MA; FT enrollment: 2,108)

Public high school in Keene:

Public elementary/middle schools in Keene:

Private elementary/middle schools in Keene:

  • MONADNOCK WALDORF SCHOOL (Students: 182; Location: 98 S LINCOLN ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • TRINITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 134; Location: 100 MAPLE AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST JOSEPH SCHOOL (Students: 128; Location: 92 WILSON ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • KEENE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 60; Location: 125 RAILROAD ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • MONTESSORI SCHOOLHOUSE OF CHESHIRE COUNTY (Students: 48; Location: 69 WASHINGTON ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • CEDARCREST (Students: 17; Location: 91 MAPLE AVE; Grades: KG - 11)
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Library in Keene:

  • KEENE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,353,413; Location: 60 WINTER STREET; 114,080 books; 1,384 e-books; 6,209 audio materials; 6,003 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 22 state licensed databases; 233 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Franklin Pierce College- 1 campus in Keene for Graduate and Professional Studies. 1 campus near Keene, located in Rindge NH. Approx. 1548 students. About 20 miles away.

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Notable locations in Keene: Camp Wakonda (A), Keene Country Club (B), Keene Municipal Pool (C), Keene Municipal Swimming Pool (D), Keene Industrial Park (E), Elks Camp (F), Bretwood Golf Course (G), Bradco Industrial Park (H), Black Brook Corporate Park (I), Wallace E Mason Library (J), United Church of Christ Library (K), Thayer Library (L), Senior Citizens Center (M), Masonic Temple (N), Keene City Hall (O), Historical Society of Cheshire County (P), Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce (Q), Colony House Museum (R), Cheshire Medical Center Library (S), Cheshire County Courthouse (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Riverside Plaza Shopping Center (1), West Street Shopping Center (2), Fairbanks Plaza Shopping Center (3), Colony Mill Marketplace Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Keene include: Congregation Ahavas Achim (A), First Baptist Church of Keene (B), First Church of Christ Scientist (C), Grace United Methodist Church (D), Saint Bernards Church (E), Saint George Greek Orthodox Church (F), Saint James Episcopal Church (G), Saint Margaret Mary Parish Church (H), Seventh Day Adventist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Greenlawn Cemetery (1), North Cemetery (2), West Cemetery (3), Woodland Cemetery (4), Saint Josephs Cemetery (5), Monadnock View Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Wilson Pond (A), Ashuelot River Reservoir (B), Robinhood Park Reservoir (C), Goose Pond (D), Shadow Lake (E), Tenant Swamp (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sturtevant Brook (A), The Branch (B), White Brook (C), Otter Brook (D), New Run Brook (E), Minnewawa Brook (F), Hurricane Brook (G), Hart Brook (H), Grimes Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Keene include: Robin Hood Forest (1), Ladies Park (2), Keene State College Soccer Field (3), Keene City Park (4), Joyce Athletic Field (5), Horatio Colony Trust (6), Drummer Hill Preserve (7), Childrens Wood (8), Central Square (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Weldon Tom & Anita (Museums; 199 Main Street) (1), Horatio Colony Museum (199 Main Street) (2), Monadnock Travel Council (315 Washington Street) (3), General Tours (Tours & Charters; 53 Summer Street) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Valley Green Motel (379 West Street) (1), Holiday Inn Express Keene (175 Key Road) (2), Super 8 Keene NH (3 Ashbrook Road) (3), Wright Mansion Inn (695 Court) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Emerald Court Office (55 Main Street) (1), Keene District Court (3 Washington Street) (2), Pricechopper Food Court (16 Ash Brook Road) (3), Court Referral Program (103 Roxbury Street Suite 206) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Cheshire County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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AQI  Ozone  PM10 PM2.5 NO2

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
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 3.66. This is about average. There were 15 monitors within city limits.
City:

3.66
U.S.:

3.63
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 14.7. This is significantly better than average. There were 13 monitors within city limits.
City:

14.7
U.S.:

25.6
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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Keene and their reported violations in the past:

KEENE WATER DEPT (Population served: 25000, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2003 and MAR-2003, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-15-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-15-2003), St Public Notif received (JUL-07-2003), St Compliance achieved (JUL-24-2003)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2003 and MAR-2003, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-15-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-15-2003), St Public Notif received (JUL-07-2003), St Compliance achieved (JUL-24-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-11-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-11-2002), St Public Notif received (MAR-16-2002), St Compliance achieved (SEP-11-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between OCT-01-2003 and JAN-01-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-04-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-04-2004), St Public Notif received (MAR-18-2004), St Compliance achieved (MAY-28-2004)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between OCT-01-2003 and JAN-01-2004, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-04-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-04-2004), St Public Notif received (MAR-18-2004), St Compliance achieved (MAY-28-2004)
  • One minor monitoring violation
HIDDEN LAKE VILLAGE, INC (Serves ME, Population served: 133, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In MAR-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-29-2001), St Public Notif requested (MAR-29-2001), St Boil Water Order (APR-19-2001), St Tech Assistance Visit (APR-23-2001), St Compliance Meeting conducted (AUG-15-2001), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-28-2001), St Compliance achieved (SEP-22-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-05-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-05-2001), St Tech Assistance Visit (APR-23-2001), St Compliance Meeting conducted (AUG-15-2001), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-28-2001), St Compliance achieved (SEP-22-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-15-2000), St Tech Assistance Visit (APR-23-2001), St Compliance Meeting conducted (AUG-15-2001), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-28-2001), St Compliance achieved (SEP-22-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2000), St Tech Assistance Visit (APR-23-2001), St Compliance Meeting conducted (AUG-15-2001), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-28-2001), St Compliance achieved (SEP-22-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 17 routine major monitoring violations
ROCKY BROOK MOTEL (Population served: 130, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2000 and DEC-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-12-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-12-2001), St Public Notif received (JAN-23-2001), St Compliance achieved (JUN-12-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-1997 and JUN-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-12-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-12-1997), St Public Notif received (MAY-23-1997), St Compliance achieved (DEC-15-1997)
STONEWALL FARM (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between OCT-1998 and DEC-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (DEC-10-1998), St Public Notif requested (DEC-10-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-10-1998), St Compliance achieved (JUL-22-1999)
T BIRD MINI MART (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Keene that have no violations reported:

  • SPOFFORD YACHT CLUB (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • T BIRD MINI MART (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.4%
(16.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.3% for Black residents, 34.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.9% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 15.7% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
New Hampshire:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  53.5%
Whole state:  66.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.9%
Whole state:  8.3%

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Keene, NH

People in group quarters in Keene in 2010:

  • 2,630 people in college/university student housing
  • 193 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 72 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 52 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 13 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Keene in 2000:

  • 1,823 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 272 people in nursing homes
  • 104 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 23 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 9 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 8 people in religious group quarters

Keene compared to New Hampshire state average:

Keene, New Hampshire environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Keene (2011 data):

  • TD Bank, National Association: Keene Court Street Branch, Keene Street Branch, 194 West Street Branch. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Savings Bank of Walpole: Keene Branch at 84 Marlboro Street, branch established on 1992/05/05; West Street Branch at 400 West Street, branch established on 2000/10/30. Info updated 2008/11/13: Bank assets: $310.9 mil, Deposits: $283.4 mil, headquarters in Walpole, NH, positive income, 4 total offices
  • Hampshire First Bank: Keene Branch at 391 West Street, branch established on 2007/10/22. Info updated 2010/01/04: Bank assets: $273.6 mil, Deposits: $225.6 mil, headquarters in Manchester, NH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Meridian Financial Services, Inc
  • Connecticut River Bank, National Association: West Street Branch at 255 West Street, branch established on 1987/02/02. Info updated 2008/07/16: Bank assets: $267.5 mil, Deposits: $242.4 mil, headquarters in Springfield, VT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Connecticut River Bancorp, Inc.
  • People's United Bank: Granite Bank Branch at 122 West Street, branch established on 1895/03/28. Info updated 2012/02/16: Bank assets: $27,319.3 mil, Deposits: $20,835.4 mil, headquarters in Bridgeport, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 374 total offices
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Keene Branch at 15 Main Street, branch established on 1804/10/10. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Bank of America, National Association: Keene Branch at 20 Central Square, branch established on 1855/07/13. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Keene, New Hampshire:

  • Holiday Inn Express-Keene, 175 Key Rd, Keene, NH 03431 , Phone: (603) 352-7616, Fax: (603) 357-3619
  • Lane Hotel, The, 30 Main St, Keene, NH 03431 , Phone: (603) 357-7070, Fax: (603) 357-7075
  • Best Western Sovereign Hotel, 401 Winchester St, Keene, NH 03431 , Phone: (603) 357-3038, Fax: (603) 357-4776
  • Super 8 Motel, 3 Ashbrook Rd, Keene, NH 03431 , Phone: (603) 352-9780, Fax: (603) 357-5215
  • Winding Brook Lodge, 631 Park Ave, Keene, NH 03431 , Phone: (603) 352-3111
  • Mansion Inn & Conference CTR, 695 CT St, Keene, NH 03431 , Phone: (603) 355-2288
  • Courtyard By Marriott, 75 Railroad St, Keene, NH 03431 , Phone: (603) 354-7900, Fax: (603) 354-7901
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Keene, New Hampshire

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Keene travel time to work - commute


Keene mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (69%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Keene city (based on Cheshire County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 30.84%
Here30.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents56.3%15.8%4.7%3.5%3.4%
Congregations15.6%22.1%2.6%2.6%13.0%
NameInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelUnitarian Universalist AssociationAmerican Baptist Churches in the USALDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents1.7%1.6%1.5%1.4%10.1%
Congregations2.6%5.2%5.2%1.3%29.9%
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: 24
Cheshire County:

3.10 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 24
Cheshire County:

3.10 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Cheshire County:

3.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 67
Here:

8.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.70 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.2%
New Hampshire:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Cheshire County:

27.5%
New Hampshire:

24.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.5%
State:

15.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 24$112,381$56,1913$4,287
Other Government Administration 13$68,105$62,8669$9,075
Judicial and Legal 3$17,371$69,4840$0
Police Protection - Officers 44$191,674$52,2750$0
Police - Other 9$27,894$37,19211$8,978
Firefighters 42$176,478$50,42236$25,560
Fire - Other 1$3,043$36,5160$0
Streets and Highways 30$99,644$39,8580$0
Airports 3$13,858$55,4323$2,051
Welfare 4$20,980$62,9401$2,259
Health 2$4,544$27,2641$443
Solid Waste Management 9$29,280$39,0406$6,564
Sewerage 13$31,397$28,9821$983
Parks and Recreation 12$42,518$42,51810$5,151
Water Supply 8$42,762$64,1430$0
Local Libraries 10$43,657$52,38814$15,865
Other and Unallocable 22$77,813$42,4432$2,861
Totals for Government 249$1,003,399$48,35797$84,077

Keene government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $1,000 ($0.04)
  • Construction - General - Other: $6,486,000 ($278.70)
    Air Transportation: $95,000 ($4.08)
    Parks and Recreation: $64,000 ($2.75)
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000 ($0.13)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,755,000 ($204.32)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,049,000 ($173.99)
    Regular Highways: $3,834,000 ($164.75)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,450,000 ($148.25)
    General - Other: $3,433,000 ($147.52)
    Sewerage: $2,981,000 ($128.09)
    Water Utilities: $2,047,000 ($87.96)
    Financial Administration: $1,376,000 ($59.13)
    General Public Buildings: $1,191,000 ($51.18)
    Health - Other: $1,160,000 ($49.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,039,000 ($44.65)
    Libraries: $1,009,000 ($43.36)
    Central Staff Services: $898,000 ($38.59)
    Housing and Community Development: $632,000 ($27.16)
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $474,000 ($20.37)
    Parking Facilities: $463,000 ($19.90)
    Air Transportation: $449,000 ($19.29)
    Public Welfare - Other: $379,000 ($16.29)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $368,000 ($15.81)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $315,000 ($13.54)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $243,000 ($10.44)
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000 ($0.13)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $797,000 ($34.25)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,167,000 ($522.82)

Keene government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $4,098,000 ($176.09)
    Sewerage: $3,095,000 ($132.99)
    All Other: $1,346,000 ($57.84)
    Parking Facilities: $770,000 ($33.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $174,000 ($7.48)
    Air Transportation: $51,000 ($2.19)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,487,000 ($63.90)
    Housing and Community Development: $16,000 ($0.69)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $205,000 ($8.81)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,152,000 ($49.50)
    Rents: $586,000 ($25.18)
    General Revenue, NEC: $279,000 ($11.99)
    Fines and Forfeits: $169,000 ($7.26)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($0.04)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,423,000 ($104.12)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,822,000 ($78.29)
    All Other: $1,302,000 ($55.95)
    Highways: $408,000 ($17.53)
  • Tax - Property: $21,238,000 ($912.60)
    Other License: $220,000 ($9.45)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $67,000 ($2.88)

Keene government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,443,000 ($1136.26)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,323,000 ($830.31)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,188,000 ($394.81)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,068,000 ($88.86)

Keene government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $472,000 ($20.28)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $47,345,000 ($2034.42)

6.85% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,295 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
New Hampshire average:

7.57%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($111 average AGI)
Cheshire County:

0.05%
New Hampshire average:

0.13%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Hillsborough County, NH  1.17% ($39,003 average AGI)
from Windham County, VT  0.55% ($34,137)
from Worcester County, MA  0.44% ($47,246)


6.87% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,715 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.87%
New Hampshire average:

7.49%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($326 average AGI)
Cheshire County:

0.09%
New Hampshire average:

0.08%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Hillsborough County, NH  0.96% ($43,038 average AGI)
to Windham County, VT  0.47% ($28,873)
to Sullivan County, NH  0.34% ($33,238)

Strongest AM radio stations in Keene:

  • WKBK (1290 AM; 5 kW; KEENE, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WZBK (1220 AM; 1 kW; KEENE, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNTK (1020 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, NH; Owner: KOOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WIZZ (1520 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: P. & M. RADIO, LLC)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Keene:

  • W293AB (106.5 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WKNE (103.7 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WEVN (90.7 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WOQL (98.7 FM; WINCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, LLC)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WKNH (91.3 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: KEENE STATE COLLEGE)
  • WYRY (104.9 FM; HINSDALE, NH; Owner: TRI-VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCMK (91.9 FM; PUTNEY, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES INC)
  • WVPR (89.5 FM; WINDSOR, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVAY (100.7 FM; WILMINGTON, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WJJR (98.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZRT (97.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRSY (101.5 FM; MARLBORO, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WTPL (107.7 FM; HILLSBORO, NH; Owner: CONCORD BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WEBK (105.3 FM; KILLINGTON, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKVT-FM (92.7 FM; BRATTLEBORO, VT; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WPVQ (95.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Keene:

  • WEKW-TV (Channel 52; KEENE, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Keene fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 60
Total length: 103 meters (338ft)
Total costs: $135,078,000
Total average daily traffic: 341,065
Total average daily truck traffic: 18,051

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 3
  • 1920-1929: 4
  • 1930-1939: 5
  • 1940-1949: 5
  • 1950-1959: 5
  • 1960-1969: 11
  • 1970-1979: 12
  • 1980-1989: 4
  • 1990-1999: 5
  • 2000-2009: 4
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Keene, NH

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Keene)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 59 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Keene, NH)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 86 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Keene)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Keene)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 30 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 120
  • Hazardous Condition: 137
  • Service Call: 11
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Keene


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Keene, NH

Most common first names in Keene, NH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary38680.8 years
John34075.6 years
Robert32672.8 years
William29275.4 years
Helen22681.8 years
George22278.1 years
Edward21475.4 years
James20673.7 years
Charles20276.6 years
Ruth19681.6 years
Most common last names in Keene, NH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith12878.5 years
Davis9676.1 years
White8681.5 years
Johnson8479.3 years
Bergeron6877.7 years
Brown6474.3 years
Wilson6277.4 years
Croteau6073.8 years
Miller6079.8 years
Clark5879.7 years
Businesses in Keene, NH
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1New Balance4
AT&T1Nike9
Ace Hardware1Olive Garden1
Applebee's1Panera Bread1
AutoZone1Payless1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Penske1
Best Western1Pier 1 Imports1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1RadioShack1
Curves1Rite Aid1
DHL1Sears1
Days Inn1Shaw's1
Decora Cabinetry2Staples1
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks2
Dunkin Donuts3Subway1
Famous Footwear1T-Mobile1
Fashion Bug1T.J.Maxx1
FedEx3Taco Bell1
GNC1Target1
GameStop2The Room Place1
H&R Block2True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul2
Home Depot1U.S. Cellular1
JCPenney1UPS9
Jones New York2Vans2
KFC1Verizon Wireless1
Marriott1Walgreens1
MasterBrand Cabinets4Walmart1
Maurices1Wendy's1
McDonald's1YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Keene, NH

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