Kettering, OH
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Kettering is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 55,525 people and 23 constituent neighborhoods, Kettering is the 13th largest community in Ohio.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Kettering is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 office and administrative support (14.49%), sales jobs (11.14%), and management occupations (9.50%).

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.

In terms of college education, Kettering is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.27% of adults in Kettering have a college degree.

The per capita income in Kettering in 2010 was $29,833, which is wealthy relative to Ohio, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $119,332 for a family of four. However, Kettering contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Kettering include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Kettering is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.