Ontario is a somewhat small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 10,999 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Ontario is the 44th largest community in Oregon.
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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ontario who work in sales jobs (12.45%), office and administrative support (10.82%), and food service (9.63%).
One of the benefits of Ontario is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.14 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Ontario is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Ontario rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.50% 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 $16,758, which is low income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $67,032 for a family of four. Ontario also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 36.33% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Ontario is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Ontario home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ontario residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Ontario also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 40.18% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ontario include Irish, English, Dutch, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Ontario is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Japanese.