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  7. Jobs
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Kettering is a suburb of Dayton with a population of 55,405. Kettering is in Montgomery County and is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Living in Kettering offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Kettering there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Kettering and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Kettering are highly rated.
About Kettering...
Population
55,405

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$129,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$787
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Kettering Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    34.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    34.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    29.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    305.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,146.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    70.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Kettering

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,893
National
$55,322
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Kettering is a great city to raise a family! There are lots of nice neighborhoods and a great public school system, as well as private schools. You can find pretty much anything you would need in Kettering, Ohio. There are also several universities just a few miles from Kettering, which are all great options for furthering your education. There are a lot of jobs in the area, and the cost of living is right around average. Kettering is a very safe and inviting community, a great place to live for a short time, or for life.
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I love Kettering so much! I think that Kettering is a great community to live in. I would highly suggest living here. All of the people are nice, friendly, and helpful. I have lived here for 10 years and I plan on living here for many more years. The schools are very great. In my opinion, I would say that Kettering has one of the best school districts in Ohio! It's a very family friendly community! My only thing that I would change is having a better job opportunities. I would say the job opportunities are on average compared to the other cities. Overall, great community!
Kettering is a nice and lovely suburb of Dayton! The town does not have a specific "down town" area, which is quite unique and something that I personally enjoy. There is much to do in Kettering if you're willing to work around, and the area is extremely safe with amazing police and fire departments. The school system is also a very high mark for Kettering. I believe that Kettering has a fantastic public school system and I would love for my kids to go to school in Kettering if/when I have kids in the future. Overall Kettering is a fantastic town that I am proud to call my home!