Keene, NH Profile: Facts & Data


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Keene, New Hampshire - Basic Facts

The City of Keene is the 6th largest city in New Hampshire with a population of 23,659 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Keene is located at latitude 42.9538 and longitude -72.3067 in Cheshire County. The formal boundaries for the City of Keene (see map below) encompass a land area of 37.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Cheshire County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 486 feet.

The City of Keene (GNIS ID: 873635) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Keene: Keen, Upper Ashuelot.

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Keene, NH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 23,659
Population in Households 20,635
Population in Familes 13,715
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,024
Population Density2 635
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $54,692
Average Household Income $80,026
Per Capita Income $31,807


Total Housing Units 10,089 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,737 (47.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,427 (43.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 925 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $190,704
Average Home Value $226,230


Total Households 9,164
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 4,804
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.13% 0.05%
Households 0.15% 0.11%
Families -0.1% -0.05%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   1.62%

Keene, NH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Keene to the other 97 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Hampshire by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 6 95th
Population Density # 57 42nd
Diversity Index # 27 72nd
Median Household Income # 59 40th
Per Capita Income # 45 55th

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