Ontario, California is a moderately-sized city with a population of 169,389 residents. In Ontario, there are 3,392 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. More than a quarter of the residents of Ontario identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 53% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. Ontario tends to attract a younger crowd, as the median age of 32 is far below the national average.
Are you trying to decide if living in Ontario is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a great experience before moving to any new city in California, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. The best areas in Ontario and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, cost of living, weather, education, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the California and national averages.
Ontario, CA receives 64 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #743 in California and #19,113 in the USA. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Ontario has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+) and weather (A). There are some categories that Ontario ranks poorly for, including: cost of living (F), education (F), employment (D-) and housing (D). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.
Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Ontario, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Ontario Mills, Graber Olive House, and K1 Speed Ontario.
Assuming that Ontario meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Ontario. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Ontario are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Ontario come in at $293,000, which is 28.4% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Ontario, the home price to income ratio is 5.3, which is 17.2% lower than the California average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Ontario area were 6.6% and 5 year appreciation rates were 10.2%.
|Average one way commute||31min||28min||26min|
|Workers who drive to work||77.4%||73.5%||76.4%|
|Workers who carpool||14.1%||10.6%||9.3%|
|Workers who take public transit||2.2%||5.2%||5.1%|
|Workers who bicycle||0.5%||1.1%||0.6%|
|Workers who walk||1.3%||2.7%||2.8%|
|Working from home||3.6%||5.4%||4.6%|