Keene, New Hampshire Population 2021

22,910
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Keene is a city located in Cheshire County New Hampshire. With a 2020 population of 22,910, it is the 6th largest city in New Hampshire and the 1676th largest city in the United States . Keene is currently growing at a rate of 0.27% annually but its population has decreased by -2.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,409 in 2010. Keene reached it's highest population of 23,618 in 2012. Spanning over 37 miles, Keene has a population density of 618 people per square mile.

The average household income in Keene is $73,761 with a poverty rate of 12.61%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $983 per month, and the median house value is $190,500. 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 Keene was:

  • White: 92.73%
  • Two or more races: 2.68%
  • Asian: 2.47%
  • Black or African American: 1.77%
  • Other race: 0.14%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.10%
The current population of Keene, New Hampshire is 22,910 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 22,724.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 23,409.

Keene, New Hampshire Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

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

Keene Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,28592.73%
Two or More Races6152.68%
Asian5672.47%
Black or African American4061.77%
Some Other Race320.14%
American Indian and Alaska Native250.11%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander230.10%
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Keene Population by Race

Keene Population Pyramid $2021

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Keene Median Age

36.4


Total

35.4


Male

37.5


Female

Keene Adults

There are 19,412 adults, (4,182 of whom are seniors) in Keene.

Keene Age Dependency

50.7

Age Dependency Ratio

27.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Keene Sex Ratio

Female

12,195

53.13%

Male

10,758

46.87%

Keene Population by Age

Keene Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Keene Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.3%15.7%
Male60.9%39.1%
All52.9%47.1%
Female47.8%52.2%
Non Family29.9%70.1%

52.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Keene Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,1922.1652.9
Non Family4,4851.3629.9
Married3,3302.9484.3
Female9702.6947.8
Male4073.1860.9

2.77

Average Family Size

2.16

Average Household Size

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Keene Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3462.41%
9th to 12th Grade7074.92%
High School Graduate3,39223.59%
Some College2,55117.74%
Associates Degree1,3689.51%
Bachelors Degree3,62825.23%
Graduate Degree2,38916.61%
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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
White13,56512,6465,741
Asian374332138
2+ Races19514555
Hispanic12412462
Black1238121
Other Race2828
Native American33

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 50.00%.

Keene Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,771$47,095$31,908
Less Than 9th Grade$22,478$30,000$9,199
High School Graduate$32,033$39,559$22,297
Some College$36,667$42,411$31,858
Bachelors Degree$42,762$56,549$35,489
Graduate Degree$58,768$73,750$51,250

$39,771

Average Earnings

$47,095

Average Male

$31,908

Average Female

Keene Earnings by Educational Attainment

Keene Language by Age

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Keene Language

95.41% of Keene residents speak only English, while 4.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.90% of the population.

Keene Language

Keene Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White18,1052,23612.35%
Multiple37911430.08%
Black3237121.98%
Hispanic5066713.24%
Other28414.29%

12.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.34%

Male Poverty Rate

13.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Keene

The race most likely to be in poverty in Keene is Multiple, with 30.08% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Keene is White, with 12.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.27%.

Keene Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.87%
High School14.24%
Some College10.42%
Bachelors or Greater3.39%

Keene Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed72.41%
Male Unemployed42.42%
Female Employed10.48%
Male Employed7.09%

Keene Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Keene Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$56,971$73,761
Families$79,268$98,044
Married Families$90,057-
Non Families$33,348$45,417
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Income by Household Type

Keene Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.4%

Male Marriage Rate

33.2%

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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1,477

Number of Veterans

1,371

Male Veterans

106

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam431
First Gulf War317
Second Gulf War221
Korea127
World War II74

Keene Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+416
35 to 54411
65 to 74387
55 to 64151
18 to 34112

Keene Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4437.94%
2+ Races205.17%
Hispanic173.79%
Black143.77%

Keene Veterans by Race

Keene Veterans by Education

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10.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Keene Veterans by Education

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61.2%

Labor Force Participation

58.6%

Employment Rate

4.3%

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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43.55%

Born in Keene

95.14%

Native Born

4.86%

Foreign Born

1.68%

Non Citizen

3.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.14% of Keene residents were born in the United States, with 43.55% having been born in New Hampshire. 1.68% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Keene Place of Birth

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

Keene Population by Year