Ontario, California is located in the Inland Empire on the west side of San Bernardino County. It is one of the larger cities in the IE, with 50 square miles of land and population over 185,000. The city of Ontario is the 25th largest city in California.
Rancho Cucamonga and Upland are Ontario’s neighbors to the North, Pomona and Chino to the West, Fontana and Jurupa Valley to the East and Eastvale to the South. The city is well served by transportation resources with three major freeways, the 10, 15 and 60, that run through the city, plus railroads, the Metro-link and the Ontario International Airport. It is only 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles.
Like many of the cities in the Inland Empire, Ontario was once an agricultural community with citrus groves, peaches, walnuts, olives and grapes. Following World War II, the area grew in manufacturing and suburbs. Today’s Ontario is now dominated by warehousing and service industries.
With the Ontario Internhttps://www.flyontario.com/ational Airport and the Ontario Convention Center just 10 minutes away, the city hosts several annual shows including Animanga-Cosplay, Anime & Gaming, and the Road to California Quilters conference. Other popular venues include Ontario Mills shopping center and the Toyota Arena which is the entertainment icon of the Inland Empire offering concerts, family shows and sports.
The average Household income in 2020 was $77,568 and the top employers include the Ontario Airport, Safariland, Sam’s Club, Securitas, Target Distributions and UPS. As of October 2021, the median listing home price in Ontario was $562,500.
Zip Codes include 91761, 91764