Kettering is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 57,862 people and 24 constituent neighborhoods, Kettering is the 13th largest community in Ohio. Much of the housing stock in Kettering was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Kettering economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Kettering, where the median household income is $81,042.00.
Kettering is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 96.04% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Kettering is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kettering who work in healthcare (27.70%), office and administrative support (16.55%), and teaching (15.11%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Kettering, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
Of important note, Kettering is also a city of artists. Kettering has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Kettering’s character.
Also of interest is that Kettering has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Kettering is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Kettering’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Kettering is a very car-oriented city: 100.00% of people use private automobiles to get to and from work. In fact, the general consensus among people in Kettering is that if you need to get anywhere, you're going to have to drive. The landscape is very car-oriented, and features shopping centers, strip malls, parking lots, and wide streets. Pedestrians are discouraged by the fact that sidewalks are not always present, which makes attempts at walking downright daunting in certain parts of town.
The city of Kettering is a decent size, but despite this, it doesn't have a viable public transit system that people can use to get to work.
Kettering is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.86% of adults in Kettering have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Kettering in 2018 was $61,649, which is wealthy relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $246,596 for a family of four.
The people who call Kettering home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kettering residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Kettering include German, Irish, Greek, English, and French.
The most common language spoken in Kettering is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.