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Ontario is a township in Knox County, in the Galesburg metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Ontario. For links to other places called Ontario, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Ontario is 41.107N. The longitude is -90.269W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 791 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,047.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ontario demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Knox 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 61414 ZIP code.
18% of Ontario residents report German ancestry, and 13% 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 $18,060, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% 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 $328. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $612.
Knox County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ontario political report.
The average commute time for Ontario workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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