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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Ontario is a town in Ohio with a population of 6,105. Ontario is in Richland County. Living in Ontario offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Ontario and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Ontario are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$126,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$763
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Ontario Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    33
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    16.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    82.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    5,218
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    66.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    20%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Ontario

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,194
National
$55,322
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Ontario Reviews

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The city of Ontario, Ohio is a great, clean, and cozy town settled in north-central Ohio! Ontario has giving me endless opportunities as a child that has developed me and made me the person who I am today. The Ontario school system has taught me everything that I could possibly need in my future education endeavors. The shopping in the city of Ontario has that big city feel, but then again nestled in a small town of just over six-thousand people. From Dicks sporting goods to Sams club the city of Ontario has it all. Ontario is a great town overall and a fantastic place to grow a new family. The city of Ontario has treated me well, and I cannot wait to raise my family here.
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My home town of Ontario is great! There are many restaurants, stores, and activities that you can do. It is right between Columbus and Cleveland, which are only an hours away. Ontario is not like Columbus, but for a small town Ontario is great.
Very safe, very accepting, great schools, great parks, great housing opportunities! No better place to live and raise a family.