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Keene, Texas
Location in Johnson County and the state of Texas
Location in Johnson County and the state of Texas
Country United States
State Texas
County Johnson
 • Total 5.04 sq mi (13.05 km2)
 • Land 4.96 sq mi (12.84 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)
892 ft (272 m)
 • Total 6,106
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,324.99/sq mi (511.56/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 817
FIPS code 48-38548
GNIS feature ID 1338981

Keene is a city in Johnson County, Texas, United States. The population was 6,106 as of the 2010 Census, up from 5,003 at the 2000 census.


Keene is located at 32°23′34″N 97°19′39″W / 32.39278°N 97.32750°W / 32.39278; -97.32750 (32.392860, -97.327501). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.93 square miles (12.8 km2).


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 1,532
1970 2,440 59.3%
1980 3,013 23.5%
1990 3,944 30.9%
2000 5,003 26.9%
2010 6,106 22.0%
2019 (est.) 6,568 7.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 6,106 people, 1,923 households, and 1,417 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,238.5 people per square mile (478.7/km2). There were 2,204 housing units, of which 281 units, or 12.7%, were vacant. The racial makeup of the city was 71.2% white, 6.1% African American, 0.9% Native American, 2.5% Asian, 5.3% Pacific Islander, 11.0% some other race, and 2.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 30.3% of the population.

Of the 1,923 households in 2010, 41.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were headed by married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% were non-families. 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.6% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97, and the average family size was 3.37.

27.6% of the city's population were under the age of 18, 14.9% were from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 24.6% were from 45 to 64, and 13.1% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30.4 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.5 males.

For the period 2013–2017, the estimated median annual income for a household in the city was $41,869, and the median income for a family was $52,713. Male full-time workers had a median income of $45,345 versus $34,338 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,066. About 14.9% of families and 17.0% of the total population were below the poverty line, including 20.6% of those under age 18 and 16.3% of those age 65 or over.


The Elisa Carver Park is located in the heart of Keene and includes softball, soccer and tee ball fields, volleyball and basketball courts, a three-quarters-of-a-mile walking trail, playground, and a picnic area, as well as a nine-hole disc golf course. there is also a park ( play ground) by the private school K.A.E.S.


Keene is home to semi-professional soccer club Keene FC, who play in the United Premier Soccer League, the fourth division of soccer in the U.S.


SWAU Library
The Chan Shun Centennial Library at Southwestern Adventist University

The Keene Independent School District provides public education to the area. It includes Keene Elementary School, Keene Junior High, and Keene High School.

There are two private schools in the city, Keene Adventist Elementary School (grades K–8), and Chisholm Trail Academy (grades 9–12). Both schools, along with Southwestern Adventist University (a private liberal arts university in Keene which is currently the only four-year institution of higher learning in Johnson County), are affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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