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Overview

Introduction to Kettering, Ohio

Kettering, Ohio, in Montgomery county, is 39 miles NE of Cincinnati, Ohio. It's a suburb of Dayton. Kettering Medical Center, Reynolds and Reynolds, GE Money and Intimate Brands are some of the major employers. Kettering is home to the division headquarters of the Berry Company, which is a major publisher of the Yellow Pages. The Wright Patterson Air Force Base employs a large number of Kettering's residents. The municipality is situated in a moderate climate area. Agriculture is prominent in the region.

Kettering History

In 1798 John Patterson became the first settler in the area. In 1841 the Van Buren Township was established. In 1952 the named was changed to the Village of Kettering, in tribute to Charles F. Kettering who invented the automobile self-starter. The population experienced a significant decline from 1970 to 1980. The region lost a large number of jobs in the 1980's at General Motors facilities.

Kettering Attractions

  • The Fraze Pavilion is a prominent outdoor entertainment location and provides summer concerts by the Dayton Philharmonic.
  • The James S. Trent Arena provides concerts and sports events and is located at Fairmont High School.
  • Rosewood Arts Center features art classes, a variety of exhibits and the popular Art on the Commons Festival.
  • Kettering Children's Theatre
  • Polen Farm
  • Kettering Ice Arena

Kettering Activities

The city contains a large number of parks for recreational activities. The Kettering Recreation Complex is a notable venue. Golf enthusiasts enjoy the numerous courses in the region. Nearby Dayton offers a wide variety of activities and entertainment.

Kettering Higher Education

The University of Dayton and Wright State University are nearby.

People

Total Population 55,944
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 17.8%
Employed Population 16+ 27,394
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 46.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.9%
Median Earnings25+ $36,149
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,649
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,860

Wealth

Median Family Income $64,417
% Above Poverty Level 87.7%
% Below Poverty Level 12.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.6%
Median Gross Rent $731
Median House Value $125,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17%
US/American 0.1%
English 11.8%
Irish 15.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Kettering Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 39 miles NE of Cincinnati, Ohio
County Montgomery
Metro Area Dayton - Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 45409, 45419, 45420, 45429, 45430, 45432, 45439, 45440, 45459
Phone Area Codes 937
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.689
Longitude -84.168

Kettering Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station DAYTON MCD
Distance 5.4 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 39.4 inches
Station FRANKLIN
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 37 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 67 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Station MILFORD
Distance 35.5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Kettering, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Beaver Creek (45430, 45432, 45440)

Washington Township (45440, 45459)

West Carrollton (45439)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beavercreek 45,999 $98,387
Centerville 23,952 $86,719
Dayton 141,368 $35,141

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Kettering Hospitals

KETTERING MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
3535 SOUTHERN BOULEVARD
(937) 298-4331
Emergency Service: Yes

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Kettering High Schools

KETTERING FAIRMONT HIGH SCHOOL
3301 SHROYER RD
937-499-1600
Serves 2,479 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.4

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