History & Statistics


The original town of Ontario
started as a settlement on the trail between Mansfield and Bucyrus. In 1834, the combination of that settlement, another small settlement known as New Castle and additional land to be the east and west became the Village of Ontario. In 1958, after General Motors located a stamping plant in Springfield Township, Ontario residents voted to incorporate the village. Several annexations have been added since that time and millions of dollars have been spent on the construction of streets, water and sewer facilities, parks and buildings accommodating the Administrative offices, Service Departments and Water Department.
The Administration has been located in the Charles K. Hellinger and Charlotte M. Hellinger Municipal Building since 1986. Ontario became a city on April 30, 2001.

Information about the City Building 
The City building is a 14,645 square foot building situated on 13.5 acres of land at the corner of State Route 309 and Stumbo Road. The cost to build in 1986 was $1,800,000.00, which included furnishings and Police Department communications and electronic equipment. The cost was funded by Income Tax revenues in the amount of $1,386,203, with the remainder coming from Federal Revenue Sharing. The building was designed by the Poggemeyer Design Group, Inc., Paul Shuier, and Architect. The General Contractor was Studer Obringer from New Washington, Ohio; Mechanical contractor was Guenther Plumbing & Heating, Inc. From Ashland, Ohio, and; Electrical Contractor was Buchman Electrical Construction, Inc. from Mansfield, Ohio. The building committee was comprised of Robert E. Urwin, Chairman, Robert J. Henry and Gayle E. Kanz. The building was opened in May, 1986. 


Demographics

Census 2010 summary for Ontario, Ohio 

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Ontario City Census: United States Census Bureau

Ontario (city), Ohio 
Further information: Browse data sets for Ontario (city)

People QuickFacts Ontario Ohio
Population, 2010   6,225  11,536,504
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010   17.4  1.6
Population, 2000   5,303  11,353,140
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010   5.5  6.2
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010  22.8  23.7
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010   20.2  14.1
Female persons, percent, 2010   52.9  51.2
White persons, percent, 2010 (a)  90.8% 82.7%
Black persons, percent, 2010 (a) 4.0% 12.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2010 (a)  0.3% 0.2%
Asian persons, percent, 2010 (a)  2.6% 1.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2010 (a)  Z 0.0%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2010  1.8% 2.1%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2010 (b)  1.6% 3.1%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2010  89.6% 81.1%
Living in same house 1 year & over, 2005-2009  85.6% 84.7%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2005-2009  3.6% 3.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2005-2009 5.1% 6.1%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2005-2009  92.7% 86.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2005-2009  19.4% 23.6%
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2005-2009  14.6 22.6
Housing units, 2010  2,808 5,127,508
Homeownership rate, 2005-2009  69.3% 69.5%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2005-2009  24.0% 23.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2005-2009  $129,700 $137,500
Households, 2005-2009  2,284 4,526,164
Persons per household, 2005-2009  2.30 2.47
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2009 dollars) 2005-2009 $24,735 $24,830
Median household income 2005-2009  $44,167 $47,144
People of all ages in poverty - percent, 2005-2009  11..2% 13.6%
Business QuickFacts  Ontario  Ohio
 Total number of firms, 2007  614  867,939
Black-owned firms, percent, 2007  S 5.8
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007  F 0.3
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007  4.2% 2.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007  F S
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007  F 1.1
Women-owned firms, percent, 2007  24.8% 27.7%
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)  D 295,890,890
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)  73,935 135,575,279
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)  492,806 138,816,008
Retail sales per capita, 2007 $93,957 $12,049
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)  60,807 17,779,905
 Geography QuickFacts  Ontario  Ohio
Land area in square miles, 2010  11.08 40,860.69
Persons per square mile, 2010  561.6 282.3
FIPS Code  58520 39
Counties  Richland County