Kettering, OH Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Kettering, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Kettering had a population of 55,177 as of July 1, 2016. Kettering ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kettering is located at latitude 39.696 and longitude -84.1504 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kettering (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,004 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Kettering are located in Montgomery County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Greene County.

The City of Kettering (GNIS ID: 1086672) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kettering population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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Kettering, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 55,177
Population in Households 54,680
Population in Familes 40,891
Population in Group Qrtrs 497
Population Density1 2,950
Diversity Index2 21
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 25,285
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 14,495
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 27,936 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,316 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,969 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,651 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $131,557
Average Home Value $156,142
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,082
Average Household Income $65,589
Per Capita Income $30,329
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.28% -0.14%
Households -0.09% -0.02%
Families -0.52% -0.21%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   2.25%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Kettering, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kettering to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 13 99th
Population Density1 # 87 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 294 76th
Median Household Income # 583 52nd
Per Capita Income # 214 82nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Ohio Census Data Comparison Tool.