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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 23,724 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Keene is located at latitude 42.9337 and longitude -72.2781 in Cheshire County. The formal boundaries for the City of Keene 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Keene, NH Housing Affordability Index is 104
State of New Hampshire Housing Affordability Index is 107
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Keene, NH Wealth Index is 78
State of New Hampshire Wealth Index is 122
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 23,724
Population in Households 20,768
Population in Families 13,629
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,956
Population Density 639
Diversity Index1 16
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $56,085
Average Household Income $74,053
Per Capita Income $29,123
Wealth Index3 78

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 10,040 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,253 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,992 (39.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 794 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $192,952
Housing Affordability Index2 104
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 9,246
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 4,832
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.14% 0.41%
Households 0.22% 0.53%
Families -0.04% 0.34%
Median Household Income   0.84%
Per Capita Income   1.46%

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, 2019 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 # 56 43rd
Diversity Index # 27 72nd
Median Household Income # 60 39th
Per Capita Income # 65 34th

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