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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Ontario County is located in New York with a population of 109,491. Ontario County is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Ontario County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Ontario County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Ontario County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Ontario County are highly rated.
Population
109,491

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$156,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$837
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Ontario County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    129
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    64.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    30.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    443.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,411
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    26.6
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

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Ontario County Reviews

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Look, this place is mostly farmland or open fields. If you are looking for the city lifestyle this is not the place for you, but if you like quiet places, stars, and general safety then look no further.
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There is hardly ever any violent crime. There is, on occasion, drug-related crimes, but more in the larger towns or cities around where I live. The police in our town are pretty good at keeping things under control and responding when needed.
I love living where I currently do because of the beautiful scenery that you can observe in a 30 mile radius. The taxes aren't too high and the people are friendly, and the high schools aren't enormous so you get a sense of community. It's the type of area I would want to raise a family.