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The City of Ontario had a population of 182,380 as of July 1, 2020. 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, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 182,380 (100%)
Population in Households 181,653 (99.6%)
Population in Families 157,529 (86.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 727 ( 0.4%)
Population Density 3,650
Diversity Index2 86
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $64,721
Average Household Income $80,523
% of Income for Mortgage4 26%
Per Capita Income $22,296
Wealth Index5 69
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 52,906 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 27,711 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 22,825 (43.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,371 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $408,045
Average Home Value $445,176
Housing Affordability Index3 93
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 50,535
Average Household Size 3.59
Family Households 39,870
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.05% 0.69%
Households 1.15% 0.71%
Families 1.11% 0.68%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   2.22%
Owner Occupied HU   0.88%

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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, 2020 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 # 25 98th
Population Density # 361 76th
Median Household Income # 758 50th
Housing Affordability Index # 745 49th
Per Capita Income # 1168 23rd
Diversity Index # 167 89th

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