Keene, New Hampshire Population 2022

22,972
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Keene is a city located in Cheshire County New Hampshire. Keene has a 2020 population of 22,972. Keene is currently growing at a rate of 0.27% annually but its population has decreased by -2.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,515 in 2010.

The average household income in Keene is $73,761 with a poverty rate of 11.66%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,018 per month, and the median house value is $186,200. The median age in Keene is 36.4 years, 35.4 years for males, and 37.5 years for females.

Keene Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Keenewas:

  • White: 92.83%
  • Two or more races: 2.91%
  • Black or African American: 1.71%
  • Asian: 1.57%
  • Other race: 0.55%
  • Native American: 0.36%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Keene, New Hampshire is 22,972 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 22,972.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 23,515.

Keene, New Hampshire Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201077,0580.00%
201176,933-125-0.16%
201276,902-31-0.04%
201376,712-190-0.25%
201476,426-286-0.37%
201576,288-138-0.18%
201675,975-313-0.41%
201775,963-12-0.02%
201875,901-62-0.08%
201976,0851840.24%
202076,2691840.24%
202176,4531840.24%

Keene Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,18792.83%
Black or African American3901.71%
American Indian and Alaska Native820.36%
Asian3581.57%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander170.07%
Some Other Race1250.55%
Two or More Races6642.91%
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Keene Population by Race

Keene Population Pyramid 2022

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Keene Median Age

36.6


Total

33.6


Male

38.8


Female

Keene Adults

There are 19,434 adults, (4,131 of whom are seniors) in Keene.

Keene Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

27

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Keene Sex Ratio

Female

11,700

51.26%

Male

11,123

48.74%

Keene Population by Age

Keene Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Keene Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.6%15.4%
Male55.1%44.9%
All53%47%
Female42.9%57.1%
Non Family31.7%68.3%

53.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Keene Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,2392.1453
Married3,3392.8684.6
Male4792.9855.1
Female8372.9442.9
Non Family4,5841.3831.7

2.73

Average Family Size

2.14

Average Household Size

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Keene Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4573.16%
9th to 12th Grade5743.97%
High School Graduate3,43223.72%
Some College2,76119.09%
Associates Degree1,0687.38%
Bachelors Degree3,91127.04%
Graduate Degree2,26315.64%
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Keene Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Keene Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black200188112
Other Race10410457
White13,63312,7135,807
Asian20515987
Hispanic17317370
2+ Races23318141
Native American43

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 56.00%.

Keene Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,928$48,181$35,320
Less Than 9th Grade$26,875$41,250$
High School Graduate$31,144$41,729$20,500
Some College$36,715$41,104$33,602
Bachelors Degree$50,659$56,414$41,959
Graduate Degree$60,187$73,393$49,255

$41,928

Average Earnings

$48,181

Average Male

$35,320

Average Female

Keene Earnings by Educational Attainment

Keene Language by Age

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Keene Language

95.50% of Keene residents speak only English, while 4.50% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.94% of the population.

Keene Language

Keene Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native575698.25%
Black3255918.15%
Multiple4786112.76%
White18,0522,07311.48%
Other2NaN%
Hispanic491418.35%

11.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.51%

Male Poverty Rate

11.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Keene

The race most likely to be in poverty in Keene is Native, with 98.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Keene is Hispanic, with 8.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.73%.

Keene Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.55%
High School12.57%
Some College6.87%
Bachelors or Greater2.39%

Keene Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.03%
Male Unemployed33.01%
Female Employed7.92%
Female Unemployed77.55%

Keene Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Keene Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$57,393$76,150
Families$78,379$98,896
Married Families$89,536-
Non Families$34,676$50,286
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Income by Household Type

Keene Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.4%

Male Marriage Rate

34.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Keene Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Keene Marital Status by Race

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Keene Marital Status

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1,572

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War372
First Gulf War425
Vietnam413
Korea119
World War II34

Keene Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34135
35 to 54554
55 to 64148
65 to 74324
75+411

Keene Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5548.56%
2+ Races183.85%
Hispanic234.78%

Keene Veterans by Race

Keene Veterans by Education

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9.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Keene Veterans by Education

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60.3%

Labor Force Participation

57.8%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Keene Employment by Age

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Keene Employment by Race

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Keene Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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43.82%

Born in Keene

95.82%

Native Born

4.18%

Foreign Born

1.99%

Non Citizen

2.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.82% of Keene residents were born in the United States, with 43.82% having been born in New Hampshire. 1.99% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Keene Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18604,3200.00%
18705,9711,6513.29%
18806,7848131.28%
18907,4466620.94%
19009,1651,7192.10%
191010,0689030.94%
192011,2101,1421.08%
193013,7942,5842.10%
194013,832380.03%
195015,6381,8061.23%
196017,5621,9241.17%
197020,4672,9051.54%
198021,4499820.47%
199022,4309810.45%
200022,5631330.06%
201023,5159520.41%
201123,513-2-0.01%
201223,6181050.45%
201323,530-88-0.37%
201423,452-78-0.33%
201523,373-79-0.34%
201622,969-404-1.73%
201722,942-27-0.12%
201822,724-218-0.95%
201922,786620.27%
202022,848620.27%
202122,910620.27%
202222,972620.27%

Keene Population by Year