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.


Census 2010 summary for Ontario, Ohio 

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Ontario City Census: United States Census Bureau

People QuickFactsOntarioOhio
Population, 20106,22511,536,504
Population, percent change, 2000 to 201017.4%1.6%
Population, 20005,30311,353,140
Persons under 5 years, 20105.5%6.2%
Persons under 18 years, 201022.8%23.7%
Persons under 5 years, 201020.2%14.1%
Female persons, 201052.9%51.2%
White persons, 2010 (a) 90.8%82.7%
Black persons, 2010 (a)4.0%12.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, 2010 (a)0.3%0.2%
Asian persons, 2010 (a)2.6%1.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, 2010 (a)Z0.0%
Persons reporting two or more races, 20101.8%2.1%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, 2010 (b)1.6%3.1%
White persons not Hispanic, 2010 (a)89.6%81.1%
Living in same house 1 year & over, 2005-2009 85.6%84.7%
Foreign born persons, 2005-2009 3.6%3.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, age 5+, 2005-20095.1%6.1%
High school graduates, persons age 25+, 2005-2009 92.7%86.8%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, of persons age 25+, 2005-2009 19.4%23.6%
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2005-200914.622.6
Housing units, 20102,8085,127,508
Homeownership rate, 2005-200969.3%69.5%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2005-200924.0%23.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2005-2009$129,700$137,500
Households, 2005-20092,2844,526,164
Persons per household, 2005-20092.302.47
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, 2005-200911.2%13.6%
Business QuickFactsOntarioOhio
Total number of firms, 2007614867,939
Black-owned firms, 2007S5.8%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, 2007F0.3%
Asian-owned firms, 20074.2%2.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, 2007FS
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, 2007F1.1%
Women-owned firms, 200724.8%27.7%
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)D295,890,890
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)73,935135,575,279
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)492,806138,816,008
Retail sales per capita, 2007$93,957$12,049
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)60,80717,779,905
Geography QuickFactsOntarioOhio
Land area in square miles, 201011.0840,860.69
Persons per square mile, 2010561.6282.3
FIPS Code5852039
CountiesRichland County