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Ontario is a city in Malheur County.

The community was named for the province of Ontario, Canada.

The latitude of Ontario is 44.026N. The longitude is -116.961W.

It is in the Mountain Standard/Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,152 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,964.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$29,173
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ontario demographic reports
Ontario is on the Snake River, at the Idaho border
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 65. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 5.9 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Dave Wilcox, football player
Local festivals include:
  • Malheur County Fair - Aug. 1-4, 2007
Dates often change. Check Ontario web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Farewell Bend State Recreation Area, Lake Owyhee State Park, Ontario State Recreation Site, Succor Creek State Natural Area
Historic sites and museums: Four Rivers Cultural Center
Colleges and universities: Treasure Valley Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Census & demographics

Sections below provide additional information and links about Ontario demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Malheur County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 97914 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Ontario residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ontario ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ontario was $14,683, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

13% of Ontario residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Ontario festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

Geocaching & geography
Gifts & collectibles
Government
Guides to Ontario
Health
Historical societies
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History
Housing & real estate

Median rent in Ontario, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $392.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $800.


Jobs
Libraries

Libraries in Ontario include Malheur County Library ... View libraries

Maps

Media outlets

Newspapers in Ontario include Ontario Argus Observer

Military
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Parks & recreation
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Politics

Malheur County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ontario political report.

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Religion
Restaurants
Traffic

The average commute time for Ontario workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 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 1.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Ontario include Best Western, Holiday Inn - Ontario, Motel 6 Ontario, Sleep Inn Ontario, Super 8.

Weather
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