Ontario, CA

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Living in Ontario

Ontario is a relatively large city located in the state of California. With a population of 185,010 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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Ontario is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (13.98%), sales jobs (10.27%), and management occupations (5.77%).

In Ontario, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.84 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The percentage of adults in Ontario who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.05% of the adults in Ontario have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Ontario in 2018 was $23,476, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $93,904 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 69.96% 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 European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Ontario's cultural character, accounting for 27.88% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Ontario is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Tagalog.