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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population55,567
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens18.5%
Employed Population 16+27,469
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married47.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.9%
Median Earnings25+$39,412
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,412
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,069

Wealth

Median Family Income$70,207
% Above Poverty Level88.1%
% Below Poverty Level11.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone35.9%
Median Gross Rent$767
Median House Value$126,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.8%
Irish14.1%
English10.6%
Italian5%
French Except Basque3%
Polish2.8%
Scottish2.1%
Dutch1.8%
Welsh1.1%
Arab1%
Swedish0.9%
Hungarian0.9%
Greek0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
Russian0.4%
African0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Croatian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Iraqi0.2%
Liberian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Belgian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Turkish0.1%
West Indian0.1%
US/American0.1%
German0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Kettering Almanac

CategoryValue
County Montgomery County, Greene County
Standard Zip Codes45419, 45420, 45429, 45409, 45432, 45430, 45439, 45440, 45459
Phone Area Codes937
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.71
Approximate Longitude-84.17

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)

StationDAYTON MCD
Distance5.4 miles
Jan Temp21 to 35 F
Apr Temp42 to 63 F
Jul Temp67 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 66 F
Annual Precip39.4 inches
StationFRANKLIN
Distance12.5 miles
Jan Temp18 to 37 F
Apr Temp39 to 64 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp40 to 67 F
Annual Precip39.5 inches
StationMILFORD
Distance35.5 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp39 to 65 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 68 F
Annual Precip44.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beavercreek46,255$104,221
Centerville23,847$92,356
Dayton140,939$37,556
Moraine6,433$52,209
Oakwood9,035$123,918
Riverside25,064$52,394

Kettering Hospitals

Kettering Medical Center
(Non-profit)
3535 Southern Boulevard
(937) 395-8311

Kettering Public Schools

Southdale Elementary School
1200 W Dorothy Ln
ZIP: 45409
(937) 499-1890
Primary
Total Enrollment 566
Beavertown Elementary School
2700 Wilmington Pike
ZIP: 45419
(937) 499-1740
Primary
Total Enrollment 350
Orchard Park Elementary School
600 E Dorothy Ln
ZIP: 45419
(937) 499-1910
Primary
Total Enrollment 322
Dayton Regional Stem School
1724 Woodman Dr
ZIP: 45420
(937) 256-3777
Other
Total Enrollment 625
Greenmont Elementary School
1 E Wren Cir
ZIP: 45420
(937) 499-1850
Primary
Total Enrollment 388
Indian Riffle Elementary School
3090 Glengarry Dr
ZIP: 45420
(937) 499-1720
Primary
Total Enrollment 533
Kettering Middle School
3000 Glengarry Dr
ZIP: 45420
(937) 499-1550
Middle
Total Enrollment 983
Kettering Fairmont High School
3301 Shroyer Rd
ZIP: 45429
(937) 499-1600
High
Total Enrollment 2312
Oakview Elementary School
4001 Ackerman Blvd
ZIP: 45429
(937) 499-1870
Primary
Total Enrollment 460
Van Buren Middle School
3775 Shroyer Rd
ZIP: 45429
(937) 499-1800
Middle
Total Enrollment 618
J F Kennedy Elementary School
5030 Polen Dr
ZIP: 45440
(937) 499-1830
Primary
Total Enrollment 622
Prass Elementary School
2601 Parklawn Dr
ZIP: 45440
(937) 499-1780
Primary
Total Enrollment 437

Kettering Private Schools

Ascension School
2001 Woodman Dr
ZIP: 45420
Elementary
Total Enrollment 377
Montessori Center Of South Dayton
2900 Acosta St
ZIP: 45420
Elementary
Total Enrollment 103
St Albert The Great Catholic School
104 W Dorothy Ln
ZIP: 45429
Elementary
Total Enrollment 394
St Charles Borromeo School
4600 Ackerman Blvd
ZIP: 45429
Elementary
Total Enrollment 426
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