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Population (year 2000): 22,563. Estimated population in July 2005: 22,778 (+1.0% change)
Males: 10,572 (46.9%), Females: 11,991 (53.1%)

Zip codes: .

Median resident age: 35.3 years
Median household income: $37,033 (year 2000)
Median house value: $103,800 (year 2000)

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Races in Keene:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: English (16.8%), Irish (16.6%), French (13.3%), German (9.6%), Italian (8.6%), French Canadian (8.2%).

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Elevation: 486 feet

Land area: 37.3 square miles

Keene,

For population 25 years and over in Keene

  • High school or higher: 87.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.8%
  • Unemployed: 10.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Keene city

  • Never married: 35.2%
  • Now married: 45.2%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

2.7% Foreign born (1.0% Europe, 0.9% Asia, 0.4% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: -518 (-2.2%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NH (57.0 miles Nashua, pop. 86,605).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (92.9 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (191.0 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: NH (5.0 miles Swanzey, Swanzey, NH (5.6 miles West NH (5.7 miles Surry, NH (6.0 miles Marlborough, NH (6.7 miles Sullivan, NH (7.5 miles Gilsum, NH (10.7 miles Westmoreland,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 20 buildings, average cost: $99,800
  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $84,700
  • 1998: 28 buildings, average cost: $173,900
  • 1999: 38 buildings, average cost: $110,400
  • 2000: 23 buildings, average cost: $128,800
  • 2001: 24 buildings, average cost: $189,000
  • 2002: 29 buildings, average cost: $173,300
  • 2003: 33 buildings, average cost: $169,300
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 26 buildings, average cost: $221,600

Latitude: 42.94 N, Longitude: 72.29 W

Area code: 603


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.0%), Retail trade (16.3%), Manufacturing (15.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,466 (+33.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 8,297 (74.7%)


 

Crime in Keene by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 2 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.9 0.0
Rapes 7 11 14 12 10 10
    per 100,000 31.0 48.8 62.0 53.2 44.3 44.3
Robberies 9 8 7 4 6 9
    per 100,000 39.9 35.5 31.0 17.7 26.6 39.9
Assaults 23 35 26 23 18 25
    per 100,000 101.9 155.1 115.2 101.9 79.8 110.8
Burglaries 122 126 104 110 87 75
    per 100,000 540.7 558.4 460.9 487.5 385.6 332.4
Thefts 447 582 580 576 533 245
    per 100,000 1981.1 2579.4 2570.6 2552.9 2362.3 1085.8
Auto thefts 14 20 29 37 19 37
    per 100,000 62.0 88.6 128.5 164.0 84.2 164.0
166.8 210.5 202.5 196.3 178.7 131.7


Average climate in Keene, New Hampshire

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Keene,

Keene-area historical tornado activity is above New Hampshire state average. It is 18% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 33.7 miles away from the Keene city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/22/1981, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 35.4 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Keene:
  • CHESHIRE MEDICAL CENTER,THE (580 COURT STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Keene:
  • MONADNOCK COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; PETERBOROUGH, NH)
  • BRATTLEBORO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; BRATTLEBORO, VT)
  • BRATTLEBORO RETREAT (about 25 miles; BRATTLEBORO, VT)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Keene:
  • WORCESTER REGIONAL (about 55 miles; WORCESTER, MA; ID: ORH)
  • WESTOVER ARB/METROPOLITAN (about 55 miles; SPRINGFIELD/CHICOPEE, MA; ID: CEF)
  • MANCHESTER (about 60 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; ID: MHT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Keene:
  • DILLANT-HOPKINS (about 5 miles; KEENE, NH; ID: EEN)
  • JAFFREY AIRPORT-SILVER RANCH (about 23 miles; JAFFREY, NH; ID: AFN)
  • ORANGE MUNI (about 26 miles; ORANGE, MA; ID: ORE)

Amtrak stations near Keene:
  • 18 miles: BELLOWS FALLS (DEPOT ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 20 miles: BRATTLEBORO (VERNON RD.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 10 $34,515 $41,418 62 $2,383
Local Libraries 10 $38,891 $46,669 8 $7,277
Fire - Other 1 $2,750 $33,000 0 $0
Streets and Highways 27 $76,498 $33,999 1 $766
Airports 2 $9,505 $57,030 0 $0
Welfare 2 $9,305 $55,830 0 $0
Health 1 $4,088 $49,056 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 6 $15,129 $30,258 0 $0
Sewerage 12 $46,407 $46,407 1 $1,546
Parks and Recreation 10 $26,096 $31,315 3 $2,941
Police - Other 15 $43,661 $34,928 11 $5,182
Water Supply 12 $41,048 $41,048 1 $2,905
Firefighters 42 $155,321 $44,377 28 $4,168
Police Protection - Officers 45 $176,301 $47,013 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 4 $19,900 $59,700 0 $0
Other Government Administration 18 $70,191 $46,794 20 $5,465
Financial Administration 23 $98,435 $51,357 3 $4,566
Totals for Government 240 $868,040 $43,402 138 $37,199


Colleges/Universities in Keene:
  • KEENE STATE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 4,049; Location: 229 MAIN; Public; Website: www.keene.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • ANTIOCH NEW ENGLAND GRADUATE SCHOOL-NH (FT enrollment: 781; Location: 40 AVON ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.antiochne.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • KEENE BEAUTY ACADEMY (FT enrollment: 46; Location: 800 PARK AVE; Private, for-profit; Website: WWW.KEENEBEAUTYACADEMY.COM)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Keene:
  • MOUNT WACHUSETT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 33 miles; GARDNER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,023)
  • FITCHBURG STATE COLLEGE (about 42 miles; FITCHBURG, MA; FT enrollment: 3,660)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-AMHERST (about 47 miles; AMHERST, MA; FT enrollment: 21,468)
  • SMITH COLLEGE (about 50 miles; NORTHAMPTON, MA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE (about 53 miles; SOUTH HADLEY, MA; FT enrollment: 2,029)
  • DARTMOUTH COLLEGE (about 54 miles; HANOVER, NH; FT enrollment: 5,309)
  • QUINSIGAMOND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 56 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,359)
Public high school in Keene:
  • KEENE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,768; Location: 43 ARCH ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Keene:
  • KEENE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 808; Location: 17 WASHINGTON ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SYMONDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 344; Location: 79 PARK AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • FULLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 298; Location: 422 ELM ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 259; Location: 217 WASHINGTON ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • JONATHAN M DANIELS SCHOOL (Students: 236; Location: 179 MAPLE AVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • WHEELOCK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 167; Location: 24 ADAMS ST; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Keene:
  • ST JOSEPH SCHOOL (Students: 196; Location: 92 WILSON ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MONADNOCK WALDORF SCHOOL (Students: 175; Location: 98 SOUTH LINCOLN STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • TRINITY LUTHERN SCHOOL (Students: 71; Location: 28 ARCH STREET; Grades: PK - 2)
  • KEENE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 51; Location: 91 WEST STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
  • MONT SCHOOLHOUSE-CHESHILL CTY (Students: 42; Location: 69 WASHINGTON ST.; Grades: PK - KG)
  • KEENE STATE COLLEGE CHILD DEV (Students: 23; Location: 229 MAIN STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
  • CEDARCREST (Students: 23; Location: 91 MAPLE AVENUE; Grades: PK - UG)
  • CHESHIRE CHILDRENS CENTER (Students: 2; Location: 421 WINCHESTER STREET; Grades: KG - KG)
Library in Keene:
  • KEENE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,047,197; Location: 60 WINTER STREET; 105,584 books; 4,057 audio materials; 1,768 video materials; 235 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Keene: Keene Municipal Swimming Pool (A), Keene Municipal Pool (B), Keene Industrial Park (C), Keene Country Club (D), Camp Wakonda (E), Bretwood Golf Course (F), Bradco Industrial Park (G), Elks Camp (H), Black Brook Corporate Park (I), United Church of Christ Library (J), Senior Citizens Center (K), Thayer Library (L), Keene City Hall (M), Masonic Temple (N), Historical Society of Cheshire County (O), Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce (P), Cheshire Medical Center Library (Q), Cheshire County Courthouse (R), Wallace E Mason Library (S), Colony House Museum (T).

Shopping Centers: Colony Mill Marketplace Shopping Center (1), Riverside Plaza Shopping Center (2), West Street Shopping Center (3), Fairbanks Plaza Shopping Center (4).

Churches in Keene include: United Church of Christ (A), Unitarian-Universalist Church (B), Seventh Day Adventist Church (C), Trinity Lutheran Church (D), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (E), Saint Bernards Church (F), Summer Knight Chapel (G), Sturtevant Chapel (H).

Cemeteries: North Cemetery (1), West Cemetery (2), Saint Josephs Cemetery (3), Greenlawn Cemetery (4), Woodland Cemetery (5), Monadnock View Cemetery (6).

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Wilson Pond (A), Ashuelot River Reservoir (B), Shadow Lake (C), Robinhood Park Reservoir (D), Otter Brook Lake (E), Goose Pond (F), Tenant Swamp (G).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Minnewawa Brook (A), Hurricane Brook (B), New Run Brook (C), Hart Brook (D), Grimes Brook (E), Otter Brook (F), Ferry Brook (G), Dickinson Brook (H), Sturtevant Brook (I).

Parks in Keene include: Robin Hood Forest (1), Ells-Harrison Park (2), The Dinsmoor Woods (3), Fuller Park (4), Hickey-Desilets Park (5), Keene State College Soccer Field (6), Keene City Park (7), Joyce Athletic Field (8), Alumni Field (9).


Keene compared to New Hampshire state average:
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Keene:
  • WKBK (1290 AM; 5 kW; KEENE, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WZBK (1220 AM; 1 kW; KEENE, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WNTK (1020 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, NH; Owner: KOOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WIZZ (1520 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: P. & M. RADIO, LLC)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Keene:
  • W293AB (106.5 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WKNE (103.7 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WEVN (90.7 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WOQL (98.7 FM; WINCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, LLC)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WKNH (91.3 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: KEENE STATE COLLEGE)
  • WVPR (89.5 FM; WINDSOR, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WYRY (104.9 FM; HINSDALE, NH; Owner: TRI-VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WCMK (91.9 FM; PUTNEY, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES INC)
  • WJJR (98.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZRT (97.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVRR (101.7 FM; NEWPORT, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZSH (107.1 FM; BELLOWS FALLS, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEBK (105.3 FM; KILLINGTON, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVAY (100.7 FM; WILMINGTON, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WGLV (91.7 FM; WOODSTOCK, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES INC)
  • WHDQ-FM1 (106.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Keene:
  • WEKW-TV (Channel 52; KEENE, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)

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