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"Home of the High Peaks"
Keene is a town in Essex County.
The community was named for Keene, NH.
The latitude of Keene is 44.256N. The longitude is -73.792W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,358 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,063.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Keene demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Essex County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 12942 ZIP code.
10% of Keene residents report German ancestry, and 23% 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 $17,037, compared with $21,587 nationally.
36% 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 $371. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $887.
Libraries in Keene include Keene Public Library ... View libraries
Essex 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 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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