Kettering, Ohio

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Kettering is a city in Greene and Montgomery Counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. It is a suburb of nearby Dayton. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 57,502. It's the largest suburb in the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city incorporated in 1955 from the former Van Buren Township and is named for inventor Charles F. Kettering, who resided here in his home, Ridgeleigh Terrace, from 1914 until his death in 1958.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.7 square miles (48.4 km²), all land.

Although the city is located in both Greene and Montgomery counties, only a very small part of the city lies in Greene County.[3] The city is bordered by Dayton, Riverside, and Oakwood to the north; West Carrollton and Moraine to the west; Centerville and Washington Township to the south; and Beavercreek and Sugarcreek Township to the east.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 57,502 people, 25,657 households, and 15,727 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,077.4 people per square mile (1,187.9/km²). There were 26,936 housing units at an average density of 1,441.6/sq mi (556.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.23% White, 1.66% African American, 0.18% Native American, 1.38% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.11% of the population.

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