Ontario 58 Below average
Ontario Livability #946 ranked city in California#24,366 ranked city in the USARanks better than 16% of areas
A+ Ontario Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Ontario Cost of Living Cost of living is 12% lower than California
12323% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Ontario cost of living
C- Ontario Crime Total crime is 3% lower than California
Total crime
2,7008% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 388% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-9%Year over year crime is down
Ontario crime
D- Ontario Employment Household income is 14% lower than California
Median household income
$54,8961% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$19,76134% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%33% higher than the US average
Ontario employment
D Ontario Housing Home value is 28% lower than California
Median home value
$293,00059% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,29637% higher than the US average
Home ownership
53%17% lower than the US average
Ontario real estate or Ontario rentals
F Ontario Schools HS graduation rate is 14% lower than California
High school grad. rates
69%17% lower than the US average
School test scores
27%46% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:134% higher than the US average
Ontario K-12 schools
D Ontario User Ratings There are a total of 7 ratings in Ontario
Overall user rating
54% 7 total ratings
User reviews rating
45% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
63% 5 total surveys
all Ontario poll results

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      Living in Ontario, CA

      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%.

      Ontario transportation information

      Average one way commute31min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work77.4%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool14.1%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.2%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.5%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.3%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home3.6%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Ontario, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).