Ontario is a relatively large city located in the state of California. With a population of 181,107 people and 33 constituent neighborhoods, Ontario is the 29th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Ontario are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Ontario is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Ontario is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ontario who work in office and administrative support (13.59%), sales jobs (9.87%), and management occupations (6.04%).
In Ontario, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.81 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The citizens of Ontario are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.06% of adults in Ontario have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Ontario in 2010 was $22,237, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $88,948 for a family of four. However, Ontario contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Ontario is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Ontario home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Ontario, accounting for 70.79% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Ontario residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Ontario include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Dutch.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Ontario's cultural character, accounting for 28.15% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Ontario is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Tagalog.