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Kettering is an unincorporated area and census-designated place in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States. At the 2010 United States Census, the population was 12,790, which is primarily African American. 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.
The name Kettering was created by a suburban housing developer in the 1960s when development began.
Kettering is located at 38°53′42″N 76°47′47″W.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.5 square miles (14 km2), all land.
As of the census 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.