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Ontario is a relatively large city located in the state of California. With a population of 171,214 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, Ontario isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ontario are a mix 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 (15.61%), sales jobs (10.41%), and management occupations (6.36%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of Ontario rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.84% of adults 25 and older in Ontario have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Ontario in 2010 was $19,084, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $76,336 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 70.70% 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Ontario include Irish, English, Italian, and European.

In addition, Ontario has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (29.70%).

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