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Overview

Introduction to Ontario, California

Incorporated in 1891, Ontario is within the metropolitan area of Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario. It is known as part of "The Inland Empire" because at one time there was no built-up urban landscape between it and Los Angeles. Ontario is 47 miles east of Los Angeles and 36 miles from the Pacific Ocean.

From 1881 to 1887, two brothers named George and William Chaffey, both engineers, founded Ontario. They named it after the Canadian province they hailed from. Like nearby Riverside, their "Model Colony" was intended to be dry and well balanced between work, education and religion. Also like Riverside, they provided a system of irrigation for agriculture. Oranges, lemons, olives and grapes were cultivated. Easterners were drawn to the city as they sought a warm climate conducive to their individual health needs.

In July, the average daily high temperature is 95 degrees and the average daily low is 63 degrees. January daily highs and lows average 68 and 45 degrees.

Some of the significant employers in Ontario, whose largest sector is manufacturing, are:

  • Sunkist Growers, Incorporated.
  • Mag Instrument, Inc., maker of Maglite flashlights.
  • Hewlett-Packard.
  • Graber Olives.
  • Ontario International Airport.

Arts and Leisure

Ontario entertainment and leisure attractions include:

  • The Ontario Museum of History and Art.
  • The Ontario Mills Mall, Southern California's largest outlet shopping mall.
  • The Graber Olive House.
  • The Scandia Amusement Park.
  • GameWorks, an entertainment destination conceived by Steven Spielberg.
  • The rest of Southern California, known for its culture and entertainment.
  • Sports teams and cultural attractions in metropolitan Los Angeles.

Demographics

People

Total Population169,389
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens8.3%
Employed Population 16+75,217
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married44.3%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.9%
Median Earnings25+$30,654
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,244
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,496

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,762
% Above Poverty Level83%
% Below Poverty Level17%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation2.2%

Housing

People Living Alone19.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,296
Median House Value$293,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)67.6%
German3.7%
Irish2.7%
English2.5%
Italian1.6%
Dutch0.8%
French Except Basque0.8%
African0.7%
Polish0.6%
Portuguese0.5%
Scottish0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Arab0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Russian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Czech0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Greek0.1%
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Ontario Almanac

CategoryValue
County San Bernardino County
Standard Zip Codes91758, 91761, 91764, 91762, 91710
Phone Area Codes951,909
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.05
Approximate Longitude-117.6

Ontario Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationPOMONA FAIRPLEX
Distance6.8 miles
Jan Temp42 to 68 F
Apr Temp47 to 74 F
Jul Temp59 to 89 F
Oct Temp53 to 80 F
Annual Precip16.9 inches
StationFONTANA KAISER (ONTARIO)
Distance7.8 miles
Jan Temp45 to 68 F
Apr Temp49 to 76 F
Jul Temp62 to 95 F
Oct Temp56 to 83 F
Annual Precip14.7 inches
StationCORONA
Distance13.7 miles
Jan Temp42 to 68 F
Apr Temp48 to 77 F
Jul Temp60 to 92 F
Oct Temp52 to 83 F
Annual Precip12 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chino83,670$76,653
Claremont35,827$117,175
Montclair38,294$55,141
Pomona151,807$52,112
Rancho Cucamonga173,309$88,399
Upland75,851$74,184

Ontario Public Libraries

Ontario City Library
215 EAST C STREET
Ontario, California
(909) 395-2216

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Ontario Hospitals

Kaiser Ontario Medical Center Campus
(Non-profit)
2295 S. Vineyard Avenue
Kindred Hospital Ontario
(Proprietary)
550 North Monterey Avenue

Ontario Public Schools

Bon View Elementary
2121 S. Bon View Ave.
ZIP: 91761
Primary
Total Enrollment 700
Colony High
3850 E. Riverside Dr.
ZIP: 91761
High
Total Enrollment 2079
Creek View Elementary
3742 Lytle Creek N. Loop
ZIP: 91761
Primary
Total Enrollment 629
De Anza Middle
1450 S. Sultana Ave.
ZIP: 91761
Middle
Total Enrollment 579
Grace Yokley Middle
2947 S. Turner Ave.
ZIP: 91761
Middle
Total Enrollment 928
Levi H. Dickey Elementary
2840 Parco Ave.
ZIP: 91761
Primary
Total Enrollment 503
Liberty Elementary
2730 S. Bon View Ave.
ZIP: 91761
Primary
Total Enrollment 698
Mountain View Elementary
2825 Walnut St.
ZIP: 91761
Primary
Total Enrollment 466
Ranch View Elementary
3300 Old Archibald Rd.
ZIP: 91761
Primary
Total Enrollment 586
Sultana Elementary
1845 S. Sultana Ave.
ZIP: 91761
Primary
Total Enrollment 813
Woodcrest Junior High
2725 S. Campus Ave.
ZIP: 91761
Middle
Total Enrollment 416
Chaffey High
1245 N. Euclid Ave.
ZIP: 91762
High
Total Enrollment 3530
El Camino Elementary
1525 W. Fifth St.
ZIP: 91762
Primary
Total Enrollment 460
Elderberry Elementary
950 N. Elderberry Ave.
ZIP: 91762
Primary
Total Enrollment 837
Euclid Elementary
1120 S. Euclid Ave.
ZIP: 91762
Primary
Total Enrollment 611
Hawthorne Elementary
705 W. Hawthorne St.
ZIP: 91762
Primary
Total Enrollment 761
Mission Elementary
5555 Howard St.
ZIP: 91762
Primary
Total Enrollment 758
Oaks Middle
1221 S. Oaks Ave.
ZIP: 91762
Middle
Total Enrollment 868
Ontario High
901 W. Francis St.
ZIP: 91762
High
Total Enrollment 2549
Richard Haynes Elementary
715 W. Francis St.
ZIP: 91762
Primary
Total Enrollment 815
Vina Danks Middle
1020 N. Vine Ave.
ZIP: 91762
Middle
Total Enrollment 777
Vista Grande Elementary
1390 W. Francis St.
ZIP: 91762
Primary
Total Enrollment 527
Arroyo Elementary
1700 E. Seventh St.
ZIP: 91764
Primary
Total Enrollment 392
Berlyn Elementary
1320 N. Berlyn Ave.
ZIP: 91764
Primary
Total Enrollment 759
Central Language Academy
415 E. G St.
ZIP: 91764
Primary
Total Enrollment 685
Chaffey Community Day
1802 E. Seventh St.
ZIP: 91764
High
Total Enrollment 15
Chaffey District Online High
1802 E. 7th St.
ZIP: 91764
High
Total Enrollment 85
Corona Elementary
1140 N. Corona Ave.
ZIP: 91764
Primary
Total Enrollment 607
Del Norte Elementary
850 Del Norte Ave.
ZIP: 91764
Primary
Total Enrollment 628
Edison Elementary
515 E. Sixth St.
ZIP: 91764
Primary
Total Enrollment 861
Lincoln Elementary
440 N. Allyn
ZIP: 91764
Primary
Total Enrollment 643
Mariposa Elementary
1605 E. D St.
ZIP: 91764
Primary
Total Enrollment 739
Ray Wiltsey Middle
1450 E. G St.
ZIP: 91764
Middle
Total Enrollment 1043
The Ontario Center
835 N. Center Ave.
ZIP: 91764
Primary
Total Enrollment 704
Valley View High (continuation)
1801 E. Sixth St.
ZIP: 91764
High
Total Enrollment 456
Vineyard Elementary
1500 E. Sixth St.
ZIP: 91764
Primary
Total Enrollment 776

Ontario Private Schools

Montecito Baptist School
2560 S Archibald Ave
ZIP: 91761
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 87
Kindercare Learning Center
2140 S Euclid Ave
ZIP: 91762
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Mount Zion Christian School
224 W California St
ZIP: 91762
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Ontario Christian Schools
931 W Philadelphia St
ZIP: 91762
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 1270
Ontario Progressive Montessori School
328 W Phillips St
ZIP: 91762
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Redeemer Lutheran Christian School
920 W 6th St
ZIP: 91762
Elementary
Total Enrollment 49
St George Parish School
322 W D St
ZIP: 91762
Elementary
Total Enrollment 292
Kids Club
1825 N Vineyard Ave
ZIP: 91764
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
San Antonio Christian School
1722 E 8th St
ZIP: 91764
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 85
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