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Keene is in Kern County, in the Bakersfield metro area.
The community was named for James R. Keene, investor
The latitude of Keene is 35.223N. The longitude is -118.561W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,602 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 339.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Keene demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kern County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Bakersfield area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 93518 ZIP code.
21% of Keene residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Keene ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Keene was $27,986, compared with $21,587 nationally.
41% of Keene residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Keene, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $375. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,605.
Kern County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Keene political report.
The average commute time for Keene workers is 57 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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