Kettering, Maryland

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Kettering is an unincorporated area and census-designated place (CDP) in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States.[1] The population was 11,008 at the 2000 census, primarily African-American. The name Kettering was created by a suburban housing developer in the 1960s when development began. Kettering is adjacent to Prince George's Community College, the upscale gated community of Woodmore, Six Flags America, Evangel Temple megachurch, and the community of Largo at the end of the Washington Metro Blue Line. Watkins Regional Park in Kettering offers a large playground, a colorful carousel, miniature golf, a miniature train ride, and various animals.


Kettering is located at 38°53′42″N 76°47′47″W / 38.895012°N 76.796471°W / 38.895012; -76.796471.[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.5 square miles (14.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 11,008 people, 3,814 households, and 2,955 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,016.5 people per square mile (778.4/km²). There were 3,958 housing units at an average density of 725.0/sq mi (279.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 5.78% White, 90.62% African American, 0.19% Native American, 1.24% Asian, 0.47% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.95% of the population.

There were 3,814 households out of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 23.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 29.1% from 45 to 64, and 6.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 81.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.8 males.

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