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Ontario is a city in San Bernardino County, in the Riverside-San Bernardino metro area.
The community was named by Canadian settlers after their home province.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in California named Ontario. For links to other places called Ontario, CA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Ontario is 34.063N. The longitude is -117.65W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,004 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 167,402.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ontario demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the San Bernardino County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Riverside-San Bernardino area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 91743 ZIP code.
6% of Ontario residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ontario ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ontario was $14,244, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Ontario residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Ontario, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $644. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,244.
Libraries in Ontario include Ontario City Library, South Ontario Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Ontario include Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
TV stations in Ontario include KFTR.
San Bernardino County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ontario political report.
The average commute time for Ontario workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 57 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Ontario between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.
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