Kettering, Ohio Education and City Information

Named for inventor Charles F. Kettering, Kettering is a suburb of Dayton, Ohio. Kettering College is the only nonprofit postsecondary school in the city; however, there are numerous other colleges and universities within a short commute.

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Information About Kettering, Ohio

The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the population of Kettering at 55,705 in 2014. Kettering's population was almost 93 percent white as of 2010, with just over 3 percent of residents identifying themselves as black or African American. The median household income in Kettering was $49,790 for the period of 2010-2014, which was just slightly above the state median of $48,849.

Kettering's Fraze Pavilion hosts summer concerts, as well as other outdoor performances, while the city's Rosewood Arts Centre hosts the Art on the Commons festival and features permanent and revolving art exhibitions. Kettering also has a 40,000-square-foot skateboard park developed in partnership with professional skateboarder and native son Rob Dyrdek.

Education in Kettering

Kettering has one nonprofit postsecondary school - Kettering College - which offers certificates and associate's through master's degrees. This school had 760 students enrolled in Fall 2014, 682 of whom were undergraduates.

Some two dozen other schools are located within a 15-mile radius of Kettering, including the University of Dayton, a private school with more than 11,000 students; the main campus of Wright State University; Wilberforce University; and Central State University. Sinclair Community College, a public 2-year college with just over 19,000 students as of Fall 2014, is approximately five miles from Kettering.

Economy of Kettering

Kettering Health Network is the largest employer in the city, in addition to Kodak and Reynolds and Reynolds Co., provider of automotive dealership management systems and web technologies. Additionally, numerous residents are employed at nearby Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

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