Keene, TX
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Keene is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 6,181 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Keene is the 307th largest community in Texas.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Keene is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.03% of the Keene workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Keene is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Keene who work in office and administrative support (10.15%), food service (9.31%), and teaching (8.76%).

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Keene, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Keene provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

As is often the case in a small city, Keene doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The education level of Keene citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.34% of adults 25 and older in Keene have a college degree.

The per capita income in Keene in 2010 was $17,252, which is lower middle income relative to Texas, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $69,008 for a family of four. However, Keene contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Keene is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Keene home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Keene, accounting for 36.79% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Keene residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Keene include German, African, Welsh, and English.

In addition, Keene has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (16.14%).

The most common language spoken in Keene is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.

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