Ontario is a somewhat small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 11,080 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Ontario is the 44th largest community in Oregon.
Ontario is a blue-collar town, with 35.52% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. 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 office and administrative support (8.93%), food service (8.55%), and healthcare suport services (7.81%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Ontario spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.19 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The percentage of adults in Ontario with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.87% of adults in Ontario have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Ontario in 2010 was $18,984, which is low income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $75,936 for a family of four. However, Ontario contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Ontario also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.80% of its population below the federal poverty line.
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. 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 44.81% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ontario include German, Irish, English, Welsh, and European.
The most common language spoken in Ontario is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.