There are a multitude of things to see and do to make your holiday in Ontario a fun filled one. From the rugged outdoor activities to world-class shopping, and dining, as well as many fun events to complete your trip, there are also many intriguing facts about the city that will for sure entertain you. Did you know that was founded by 2 engineer brothers named William and George Chaffey and
given the name after the Canadian province they hail from? Browse below for many more fun and interesting facts about Ontario.
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- Ontario was incorporated to the Union in 1891.
- Ontario is located within the metropolitan area of Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario.
- Ontario was founded by 2 engineer brothers named William and George Chaffey and given the name after the Canadian province they hail from.
- Ontario is the 4th most populous city in San Bernardino County.
- Estimated population of Ontario, as of 2014 estimation is over 169,089.
- As of 2010, the city's population density is 3282.4 person per square mile.
- Ontario maintain City Council/City Manager type of government.
- The city is in 'Pacific' time zone - UTC-8.
- Manufacturing is the largest sector in Ontario.
- Some of the city's significant employers, include Sunkist Growers, Inc., Incorporated Mag Instrument, maker of Maglite flashlights, Graber Olives, Ontario International Airport and Hewlett-Packard.
- Ontario's climate is semi-arid, with very hot summer months and warm winters.
- The racial makeup of Ontario - (69.0%)Hispanic or Latino of any race;(51.0%) White; (6.4%) African American; (1.0%) Native American; (0.3%) Pacific Islander; (5.2%) Asian, and (31.3%) from other races.
- Ontario encompasses 25 public elementary schools, 5 public high schools, 6 public middle schools and 4 school districts.
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