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Ontario, California - Basic Facts

The City of Ontario had a population of 177,706 as of July 1, 2019. Ontario ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ontario is located at latitude 34.0633 and longitude -117.6509 in San Bernardino County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ontario encompass a land area of 49.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. San Bernardino County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,004 feet.

The City of Ontario (GNIS ID: 2411323) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Ontario is located within Ontario CCD of San Bernardino County.


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Ontario, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Ontario, CA Housing Affordability Index is 80
State of California Housing Affordability Index is 67
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Ontario, CA Wealth Index is 64
State of California Wealth Index is 123
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 177,706
Population in Households 176,948
Population in Familes 153,450
Population in Group Qrtrs 758
Population Density 3,557
Diversity Index1 85
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $59,986
Average Household Income $75,022
Per Capita Income $20,667
Wealth Index3 64

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 50,970 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25,989 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 23,054 (45.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,927 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $380,124
Housing Affordability Index2 80
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 49,043
Average Household Size 3.61
Family Households 38,689
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.88% 0.79%
Households 0.95% 0.82%
Families 0.91% 0.78%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   3.07%

Ontario, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ontario to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 27 98th
Population Density # 373 76th
Diversity Index # 168 89th
Median Household Income # 821 46th
Per Capita Income # 1210 21st

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