Kettering, OH Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kettering, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Kettering had a population of 55,249 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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Kettering, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 55,249
Population in Households 54,738
Population in Familes 41,105
Population in Group Qrtrs 511
Population Density2 2,954
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $53,284
Average Household Income $70,308
Per Capita Income $32,359


Total Housing Units 27,808 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,300 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,907 (35.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,601 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $134,586
Average Home Value $163,109


Total Households 25,207
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 14,385
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.2% -0.19%
Households -0.11% -0.13%
Families -0.49% -0.31%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   2.79%

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, 2018 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 Density # 88 93rd
Diversity Index # 290 76th
Median Household Income # 597 51st
Per Capita Income # 235 81st

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