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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Keene is a town in New Hampshire with a population of 23,204. Keene is in Cheshire County. Living in Keene offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Keene there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Keene and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Keene are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$181,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$977
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Keene Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    104.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    56.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    39.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    166.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,234.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    48.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    22%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Keene

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$55,398
National
$55,322
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Keene New Hampshire is a great town with lots of fun things to do. Anything from seeing a show at the Colonial Theater to a walk on the nature trail at Keene Middle School, there is something for everyone. Keene also has many local shops, as well as large businesses. There is all kinds of great restaurants in the area as well. Keene also is a great place for experiencing all four seasons. Fall foliage is a beautiful thing about the area! There are lots of opportunities for education for kids, as well as adults. For adults there is Keene State College, River Valley Community College, as well as Antioch University. For kids there are many public elementary schools, a great middle school, as well as a high school and a charter school. Sports are also a big thing in the area, with many options for youth there is a sport for everyone. Keene also is home to the Swampbats, a minor league baseball team. Keene is a great place to live or visit with something for everybody.
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I love Keene. I have lived here all my life, and I enjoy the diversity, as well as the culture of the are. There is always something to do here. You can see a show of off-Broadway quality by community theatre groups, or grab a bite to eat anywhere from affordable quality, or 5 star quality. Either, always tastes good! There are plenty of coffee shops to study, or chat with friends on a cold winters night, or a hot summers day. You'll never be disappointed here!
Keene is both wild, yet tranquil. Fun, yet relaxing. Keene offers activities for all ages like the children's museum for, well children, and for teens and adults the downtown area is a fun place to hang with friends. If your looking to raise a family definitely consider Keene as the place to do it in! I love keene!