All About Kettering...
- Kettering is a city in Greene and Montgomery Counties in Ohio.
- Only a small portion of the city lies in Greene County.
- It is a suburb of nearby Dayton.
- Kettering is the largest suburb in the Dayton area.
- The earliest resident, John Patterson, was a farmer who settled there in 1798.
- In 1841, Van Buren Township was formed as the area grew.
- The township was renamed in 1952 as the Village of Kettering.
- Kettering was named for Charles F. Kettering, the inventor of the automobile self-starter.
- On June 24, 1955, Kettering was incorporated and gained city status.
- Charles F. Kettering resided in Kettering in his home, Ridgeleigh Terrace, from 1914 until his death in 1958.
- It has a total area of 18.7 square miles.
- There were 57,502 people, and 25,657 households at the time of the 2000 Census.
- The median income for a household in Kettering was $45,051 in 2000.
- The largest employers of residents in the area include: Kettering Medical Center - a hospital, Reynolds and Reynolds, GE Money - a division of General Electric, Limited Brands, The Berry Company - a subsidiary of Bellsouth which publishes the Yellow Pages directories and maintains its division headquarters in Kettering, and Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
- The city population and area businesses continue to grow and expand due to the 2006 decision of the Base Closure and Realignment Commission, which is currently bringing thousands of new jobs to Wright Patterson Air Force Base until December 2010.
- Kettering is bordered by Dayton and Oakwood to the north; West Carrollton and Moraine to the west; Centerville and Washington Township to the south; and Beavercreek to the east.
Kettering has 20 parks totaling 284 acres. The Fraze Pavilion is a major outdoor entertainment venue that hosts the summer concerts of the Dayton Philharmonic.