Keene, New Hampshire Population 2024

22,500

Keene is a city located in Cheshire County New Hampshire. Keene has a 2024 population of 22,500. Keene is currently declining at a rate of -0.61% annually and its population has decreased by -2.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,048 in 2020.

The average household income in Keene is $89,121 with a poverty rate of 11.15%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Keene is 36.1 years, 34.6 years for males, and 37.5 years for females.

Keene Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Keene was:

  • White: 92.9%
  • Two or more races: 4.71%
  • Black or African American: 1.05%
  • Asian: 0.65%
  • Other race: 0.57%
  • Native American: 0.1%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
Land Area (mi²)
37.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
606.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.38% (-548)
The current population of Keene, New Hampshire is 22,500 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 23,048.

Keene, New Hampshire Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White21,28092.9%
Two or more races1,0794.71%
Black or African American2401.05%
Asian1480.65%
Other race1310.57%
Native American220.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander70.03%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Keene Population by Race

Keene Population Pyramid 2024

Keene Median Age

36.1

Total

34.6

Male

37.5

Female

Keene Adults

There are 19,615 adults, (4,167 of whom are seniors) in Keene.

Keene Age Dependency

48.3

Age Dependency Ratio

27

Old Age Dependency Ratio

21.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Keene Sex Ratio

Female11,67250.95%
Male11,23549.05%

Keene Population by Age

Keene Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9,2592.1951.448.6
Non Family4,7181.4129.370.7
Married3,3932.9282.617.4
Female8143.2542.957.1
Male3343.1568.331.7

2.85

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

51.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Keene Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4342.87%
9th to 12th Grade5813.84%
High School Graduate3,87725.6%
Some College2,55916.9%
Associates Degree1,0196.73%
Bachelors Degree4,26528.16%
Graduate Degree2,41015.91%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Keene Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Keene Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White14,32113,5236,304
2+ Races438263102
Hispanic18517894
Black13511893
Other Race727266
Asian615447
Native American1800

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 91.67%.

Keene Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$46,321$51,452$42,063
Less Than 9th Grade$42,742$42,620$42,825
High School Graduate$36,583$41,657$32,978
Some College$41,997$49,256$36,377
Bachelors Degree$51,724$63,737$46,340
Graduate Degree$66,184$77,889$60,221

$46,321

Average Earnings

$51,452

Average Male

$42,063

Average Female

Keene Earnings by Educational Attainment

Keene Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Keene Language

95.63% of Keene residents speak only English, while 4.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.22% of the population.

Keene Language

Keene Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White18,8822,14811.38%
Multiple883566.34%
Asian1362820.59%
Black1671710.18%
Hispanic400174.25%
Other981010.2%
Native22418.18%

11.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.51%

Male Poverty Rate

11.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Keene

The race most likely to be in poverty in Keene is Asian, with 20.59% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Keene is Hispanic, with 4.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.27%.

Keene Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.95%
High School15.12%
Some College7.22%
Bachelors or Greater3.37%

Keene Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed46.94%
Male Unemployed16.02%
Female Employed5.58%
Male Employed4.76%

Keene Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Keene Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$69,381$89,121
Families$93,196$112,918
Married Families$102,817$-999,999,999
Non Families$41,654$62,794

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Keene Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

35.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.1%

Male Marriage Rate

34.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Keene Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Keene Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Keene Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Keene Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,644

Number of Veterans

1,460

Male Veterans

184

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam497
Second Gulf War458
First Gulf War398
Korea78
World War II14

Keene Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54578
75+433
65 to 74351
55 to 64156
18 to 34126

Keene Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,6018.75%
2+ Races434.99%

Keene Veterans by Race

Keene Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Keene Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.2%

Labor Force Participation

59.4%

Employment Rate

2.6%

Unemployment Rate

Keene Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Keene Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Keene Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

45.21%

Born in Keene

95.84%

Native Born

4.16%

Foreign Born

1.85%

Non Citizen

2.3%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.84% of Keene residents were born in the United States, with 45.21% having been born in New Hampshire. 1.85% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Keene Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202921,815-137-0.62%
202821,952-137-0.62%
202722,089-137-0.62%
202622,226-137-0.61%
202522,363-137-0.61%
202422,500-137-0.61%
202322,637-137-0.6%
202222,774540.24%
202122,720-328-1.42%
202023,0484001.77%
201922,648-88-0.39%
201822,736-239-1.04%
201722,975-36-0.16%
201623,011-394-1.68%
201523,405-75-0.32%
201423,480-73-0.31%
201323,553-82-0.35%
201223,6351120.48%
201123,52350.02%
201023,5189554.23%
200022,5631330.59%
199022,4309814.57%
198021,4499824.8%
197020,4672,90516.54%
196017,5621,92412.3%
195015,6381,80613.06%
194013,832380.28%
193013,7942,58423.05%
192011,2101,14211.34%
191010,0689039.85%
19009,1651,71923.09%
18907,4466629.76%
18806,78481313.62%
18705,9711,65138.22%
18604,32000%
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Keene Population by Year