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Overview

Introduction to Ontario, Ohio

Ontario, Ohio, in Richland county, is 49 miles SW of Elyria, Ohio (center to center) and 59 miles N of Columbus, Ohio. The village is part of the Mansfield metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Ontario History

The area was originally established as part of the Springfield Township, on the trail between Bucyrus and Mansfield. In 1834, the it merged with New Castle and was known as the Village of Ontario. Following the establishment of a stamping plant of General Motors in 1956, residents voted in favor of incorporation. On June 25, 1958, Ontario was incorporated as a village, and it was reincorporated as a city on April 30, 2001.

Ontario and Nearby Attractions

  • Allen Memorial Art Museum
  • Harding Home
  • Indian Mill
  • Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
  • Malabar Farm State Park
  • Schedel Arboretum and Gardens

Things To Do In Ontario

Exhibits in the Indian Mill museum depict the history of milling from prehistoric times. Roscoe Village is a restored canal town complete with historic buildings, canal boat trips and craftspeople. Another popular place to visit is the Allen Memorial Art Museum which features 17th-century Dutch and Flemish paintings, 19th and 20th century European art, as well as Old Master prints. The home of President Warren G. Harding is a historical site near Ontario. Facilities for fishing, hiking, horseback riding, camping and picnicking are available at the Malabar Farm State Park. Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, Schedel Arboretum and Gardens and Cedar Point amusement park are some of the other popular destinations in the area.

Ontario Transportation

Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport is the closest major airport.

Ontario Higher Education

Colleges near Ontario include the Ashland University, North Central State College and Ohio State University - Mansfield.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,117
Male Share of the Population43.7%
Female Share of the Population56.3%
Senior Citizens20.2%
Employed Population 16+2,842
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married58.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.4%
Median Earnings25+$35,595
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,449

Wealth

Median Family Income$63,354
% Above Poverty Level92.6%
% Below Poverty Level7.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone26.8%
Median Gross Rent$762
Median House Value$131,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.9%
English16.2%
Irish12.1%
Italian4.6%
French Except Basque3.7%
Polish3.3%
Hungarian2.7%
Dutch2.4%
Scottish1.2%
Swiss0.9%
Portuguese0.9%
Macedonian0.8%
Slovak0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Romanian0.5%
Austrian0.3%
Serbian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
German0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Arab0.2%
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Ontario Almanac

CategoryValue
County Richland County
Standard Zip Codes44903, 44906
P.O. Box Zip Codes44862
Phone Area Codes419, 567
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.76
Approximate Longitude-82.6

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)

StationMANSFIELD 5 W
Distance1.5 miles
Jan Temp15 to 32 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip37.6 inches
StationASHLAND 2 SW
Distance13.6 miles
Jan Temp15 to 32 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip38.9 inches
StationFREDERICKTOWN 4 S
Distance23.9 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp35 to 60 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 63 F
Annual Precip39.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bellville1,920$70,114
Crestline4,463$48,229
Lexington5,484$64,688
Lucas527$58,750
Mansfield46,902$44,530
Shelby8,751$46,890

Ontario Public Schools

Stingel Elementary School
426 Shelby Ontario Rd
ZIP: 44906
(419) 529-4955
Primary
Total Enrollment 873
Sources :
Study Online in Ontario
Additional Resources
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