Kettering, Ohio is a small city with a population of slightly less than 56,000. It's a comfortable place to settle down, as retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (18%) here than they do nationally (14%). Renters tend to be in the minority in the city, and 62% of residents own their homes. At $834/month, the average rent is roughly equal to the state average.
There are four primary industries in Kettering: healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and education. Together, these industries account for 27% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 9% of residents work in sales, making it the top career path in the city. With an average annual income of about $66,000, Kettering workers take home about the same as their peers elsewhere in the state. Kettering, however, compares less favorably to the national average of $73,345. Kettering has a relatively high number of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 8% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. Further, 14% have a Bachelor's degree.
Kettering has an average commute time of about 22 minutes, quicker than the Ohio average of about 24 minutes. Driving is the prevailing mode of getting to work, opted for by 46% of residents, while public transportation is not used extensively. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.