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Overview

Introduction to Ontario, Oregon

Ontario, Oregon, in Malheur county, is 39 miles NW of Nampa, Idaho and 298 miles E of Portland, Oregon.

Ontario History

Ontario was founded by Daniel Smith, William Morfitt, James Virtue and Mary Richardson on June 11, 1883. The city was named after the province of Ontario, Canada. It was officially incorporated in 1896. The city is located in Malheur County, which was created on February 17, 1887. Oregon is also referred to as the Western Treasure Valley.

Ontario and nearby Attractions

  • Four Rivers Cultural Center & Museum
  • Farewell Bend State Recreation Area
  • Succor Creek State Natural Area
  • Ontario Municipal Golf Course
  • Lake Owyhee State Park
  • Ontario State Recreation Site

Things To Do In Ontario

Ontario offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities in the form of Laxson Park, Eastside Park, Beck-Kiwanis Park, Lions Park and Treasure Valley Ball Park. The Four Rivers Cultural Center and Museum is a popular local spot as well. The Ontario State Recreation Site, the Farewell Bend State Recreation Area and the Succor Creek State Natural Area are all nearby. The Ontario Municipal Golf Course provides facilities for local golfers. Ontario hosts the Malheur County Fair every August.

Ontario Transportation

Boise Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Ontario Higher Education

Treasure Valley Community College is the local institution of higher education. Boise State University, Walla Walla Community College and Eastern Oregon University offer courses in higher studies.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,045
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens16.9%
Employed Population 16+3,997
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married38.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.2%
Median Earnings25+$25,186
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,013
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,944

Wealth

Median Family Income$33,310
% Above Poverty Level64.4%
% Below Poverty Level35.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone36.3%
Median Gross Rent$648
Median House Value$108,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)45.3%
German13.4%
Irish12.6%
English7.4%
Welsh2.4%
Dutch2.3%
Swedish2.1%
Scottish1.8%
Italian1.6%
French Except Basque1.6%
Norwegian1.2%
Basque1.1%
Danishn0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Polish0.4%
Belgian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Greek0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Arab0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Russian0.1%
African0.1%
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Ontario Almanac

CategoryValue
County Malheur County
Standard Zip Codes97914
Phone Area Codes541
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude44.08
Approximate Longitude-117.01

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)

StationONTARIO KSRV
Distance1.6 miles
Jan Temp18 to 34 F
Apr Temp37 to 65 F
Jul Temp57 to 93 F
Oct Temp34 to 66 F
Annual Precip9.4 inches
StationPAYETTE
Distance4.2 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 66 F
Jul Temp59 to 91 F
Oct Temp37 to 68 F
Annual Precip11 inches
StationWEISER
Distance15.5 miles
Jan Temp21 to 35 F
Apr Temp40 to 65 F
Jul Temp60 to 91 F
Oct Temp38 to 66 F
Annual Precip12 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Adrian233$50,625
Nyssa3,202$47,321
Vale2,087$49,306

Ontario Public Libraries

Ontario Library District
388 SW 2ND AVE
Ontario, Oregon
(541) 889-6371

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Ontario Hospitals

St Alphonsus Medical Center - Ontario, Inc
(Non-profit)
351 Sw 9th Street
Saint Alphonsus Medical Center - Ontario
(Non-profit)
351 Sw 9th St
(541) 881-7000

Ontario Public Schools

Aiken Elementary School
1297 W Idaho Ave
ZIP: 97914
(541) 889-5584
Primary
Total Enrollment 276
Alameda Elementary School
1252 Alameda Dr
ZIP: 97914
(541) 889-5497
Primary
Total Enrollment 407
Annex Charter School
402 Annex Rd
ZIP: 97914
(541) 262-3280
Primary
Total Enrollment 66
Cairo Elementary School
531 Hwy 20/26
ZIP: 97914
(541) 889-5745
Primary
Total Enrollment 137
Four Rivers Community School
2449 Sw 4th Ave
ZIP: 97914
(541) 889-3715
Primary
Total Enrollment 252
May Roberts Elementary School
590 Nw 8th St
ZIP: 97914
(541) 889-5379
Primary
Total Enrollment 406
Ontario High School
1115 W Idaho Ave
ZIP: 97914
(541) 889-5309
High
Total Enrollment 704
Ontario Middle School
573 Sw 2nd Ave
ZIP: 97914
(541) 889-5377
Middle
Total Enrollment 343
Pioneer Elementary School
4744 Pioneer Rd
ZIP: 97914
(541) 262-3902
Primary
Total Enrollment 130

Ontario Private Schools

Treasure Valley Christian School
386 N Verde Dr
ZIP: 97914
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 48
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