Keene, TX
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Keene is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 6,531 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Keene is the 307th largest community in Texas.

Keene is a blue-collar town, with 40.05% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Keene is a city of transportation and shipping workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Keene who work in teaching (13.37%), office and administrative support (7.65%), and food service (7.57%).

Keene is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Keene enrolled in college, Keene has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

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

The percentage of people in Keene who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.64% of adults in Keene have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Keene in 2010 was $19,182, 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 $76,728 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. The greatest number of Keene residents report their race to be White, followed by Native Hawaiian. Keene also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 34.82% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Keene include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

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


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