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    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Ontario is a suburb of Rochester with a population of 1,901. Ontario is in Wayne County. Living in Ontario offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Ontario and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Ontario are above average.
About Ontario...
Population
1,901

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$85,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$498
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    2%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    22%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Ontario

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,977
National
$55,322
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Ontario Reviews

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Moved here five years ago now. Not a bad town! Pet, hardware, convenience, and grocery stores, police, fire station, and post offices nearby. State route 104 can be crazy but if you’re careful you’ll be ok.
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Ontario is a lovely area just a short time between Rochester and Syracuse. I love the school system here. The town offers a great selection of stores. It maintains the esthetic of small town living. At any point you could be in the city and 30 minutes later your in the country. I would like to see some improvment in the roadways.
Just your basic small town. It has everything you need close by, not a lot of crime. Rochester is only 20 minutes away.