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Ontario is the largest city in Malheur County, Oregon, United States It lies along the Snake River at the Idaho border The population was 11,366 at the 2010 census6 The city is the largest community in the region of far eastern Oregon, also known as the Western Treasure Valley

Ontario is the principal city of the Ontario, OR-ID Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Malheur County in Oregon and Payette County in Idaho

Ontario is approximately halfway between Portland and Salt Lake City It is the closest city to the Idaho border along Interstate 84 The city's slogan is "Where Oregon Begins"

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
    • 21 Climate
  • 3 Demographics
    • 31 2010 census
    • 32 2000 census
  • 4 Economy
  • 5 Education
    • 51 Public schools
    • 52 Private schools
  • 6 Media
  • 7 Transportation
  • 8 Notable people
  • 9 Sister cities
  • 10 See also
  • 11 References
  • 12 External links

Historyedit

Ontario was founded on June 11, 1883, by developers William Morfitt, Mary Richardson, Daniel Smith, and James Virtue In March 1884, Richard Welch started a post office for the quarter of Ontario, so named by James Virtue after Ontario, Canada Two months later Joseph Morton applied for a Morton post office at an island about one mile south of town, with Oscar Scott as postmaster Unfortunately for Morton and Scott, merchants Morfitt and Richardson of Malheur City, gold miner Virtue, and lumberman Smith of Baker City acquired more land and were better financed More importantly, Morfitt had negotiated a train depot for Ontario All the settlers and speculators knew the railroad was coming and how important that would be to Ontario's future so Scott closed his Morton post office and built a hotel at present-day Ontario By December, Scott was Ontario's postmaster

The town continued to grow with the arrival of the Oregon Short Line Railroad in later 1884, and freight and passenger service were added to the town's offerings Soon after, stock began arriving from Eastern Oregon's cattle ranches to Ontario's stockyard for transshipment to markets throughout the Pacific Northwest Ontario became one of the largest stockyards in the West In addition, the construction of the Nevada Ditch and other canals aided the burgeoning agricultural industry, adding those products to Ontario's exports

Ontario was incorporated by the Oregon Legislative Assembly on February 11, 18997

A city by the time of World War II, Ontario Mayor Elmo Smith allowed Japanese Americans to settle at a time when much of the West Coast supported their exclusion Smith told the Associated Press "If the Japs, both alien and nationals, are a menace to the Pacific Coast safety unless they are moved inland, it appears downright cowardly to take any other stand than to put out the call, 'Send them along; we'll cooperate to the fullest possible extent in taking care of them'" A population of about 134 in the city and surrounding county before the war ballooned to 1,000 as the county recruited farm workers during the war8

Geographyedit

Storm clouds leaving during a sunset over wheat fields in Ontario, Oregon Wheat as well as onions are a popular crop in this area due to the arid climate9

Ontario is located at an elevation of 2,150 feet 660 m above sea level

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 517 square miles 1339 km2, all of it land1

Climateedit

Ontario has a cold desert dry-summer continental climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps10

Climate data for Ontario, OR
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F °C 64
18
66
19
85
29
94
34
103
39
108
42
114
46
113
45
104
40
94
34
78
26
66
19
114
46
Average high °F °C 34
1
43
6
55
13
65
18
74
23
84
29
93
34
91
33
81
27
66
19
47
8
36
2
64
18
Average low °F °C 18
−8
24
−4
31
−1
37
3
45
7
51
11
57
14
54
12
45
7
34
1
27
−3
20
−7
37
3
Record low °F °C −25
−32
−24
−31
10
−12
17
−8
25
−4
31
−1
34
1
32
0
24
−4
13
−11
−6
−21
−23
−31
−25
−32
Average precipitation inches mm 129
328
087
221
086
218
068
173
093
236
062
157
030
76
028
71
047
119
055
14
119
302
141
358
945
2399
Average snowfall inches cm 340
864
120
305
030
076
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
030
076
500
127
1020
2591
Source: http://wwwintellicastcom/Local/Historyaspxlocation=USOR0258

Demographicsedit

Downtown Ontario Census
Historical population
Pop
1890 200
1900 445 1225%
1910 1,248 1804%
1920 2,039 634%
1930 1,941 −48%
1940 3,551 829%
1950 4,465 257%
1960 5,101 142%
1970 6,523 279%
1980 8,814 351%
1990 9,392 66%
2000 10,985 170%
2010 11,366 35%
Est 2016 11,027 −30%
Sources:612 US Decennial Census13
2013 Estimate3

2010 censusedit

As of the census2 of 2010, there were 11,366 people, 4,275 households, and 2,678 families residing in the city The population density was 2,1985 inhabitants per square mile 8488/km2 There were 4,620 housing units at an average density of 8936 per square mile 3450/km2 The racial makeup of the city was 695% White, 07% African American, 13% Native American, 22% Asian, 01% Pacific Islander, 226% from other races, and 35% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 413% of the population

There were 4,275 households of which 354% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 413% were married couples living together, 160% had a female householder with no husband present, 53% had a male householder with no wife present, and 374% were non-families 309% of all households were made up of individuals and 153% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 260 and the average family size was 328

The median age in the city was 321 years 289% of residents were under the age of 18; 123% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23% were from 25 to 44; 21% were from 45 to 64; and 149% were 65 years of age or older The gender makeup of the city was 473% male and 527% female

2000 censusedit

As of the census4 of 2000, there were 10,985 people, 4,084 households, and 2,634 families residing in the city The population density was 2,4593 people per square mile 9488/km² There were 4,436 housing units at an average density of 9931 per square mile 3832/km² The racial makeup of the city was 6927% White, 055% African American, 269% Asian, 088% Native American, 015% Pacific Islander, 2309% from other races, and 339% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3205% of the population

There were 4,084 households out of which 356% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 474% were married couples living together, 131% had a female householder with no husband present, and 355% were non-families 304% of all households were made up of individuals and 154% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 263 and the average family size was 330

In the city, the population was spread out with 305% under the age of 18, 115% from 18 to 24, 240% from 25 to 44, 186% from 45 to 64, and 154% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 31 years For every 100 females there were 897 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 852 males

The median income for a household in the city was $29,173, and the median income for a family was $35,625 Males had a median income of $29,775 versus $21,967 for females The per capita income for the city was $14,683 About 164% of families and 208% of the population were below the poverty line, including 290% of those under age 18 and 143% of those age 65 or over

Economyedit

Southwest 4th Avenue overlooking Holy Rosary Medical Center

The region's primary industry is the cultivation of russet potatoes, sugar beets, and onions The Heinz Frozen Food Company formerly Ore-Ida, a subsidiary of H J Heinz Company, processes locally grown potatoes, and annually produces over 600,000,000 pounds 270,000,000 kg of 75 different potato products, while employing approximately 1,00014 Ontario also has a growing retail-based economy which attracts shoppers from throughout the county and from Idaho's Payette County, particularly from the nearby cities of Payette, Fruitland, and New Plymouth Big-box retailers Wal-Mart and Home Depot dominate the retail sector, however, the lack of a sales tax in the state attracts relocating retailers and shoppers from Idaho communities Ontario also attracts employees, who benefit from a minimum wage that as of 2012update was 21% higher than the one paid in Idaho

The Four Rivers Cultural Center, which was named by John and Chaundra Cammack, was named after the Snake, Malheur, Owyhee and Payette rivers, has a museum that traces the history of settlement in the area by the Northern Paiutes and Basque, Japanese American, Eskimos, Hispanic and European American immigrants The center's theater and conference center contribute regional dollars to the local economy, as does Treasure Valley Community College, located near the cultural center

St Alphonsus Medical Center is a 49-bed, acute-care hospital, serving Ontario and the surrounding communities in Eastern Oregon and southwestern Idaho; it is part of the hospital system of Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho15

Educationedit

Ontario is served by the Ontario School District 8C public schools16 and by private schools

Public schoolsedit

  • Ontario High School 9-12
  • Ontario Middle School 7-8
  • Aiken Elementary K-5
  • Alameda Elementary K-6
  • Cairo Elementary K-5
  • May Roberts Elementary K-6
  • Pioneer Elementary K-5

Private schoolsedit

  • Treasure Valley Christian School Pre K-12
  • St Peter's Catholic School K-6
  • Four Rivers Community School charter school K-9

Mediaedit

Ontario's daily paper is the Argus Observer

Transportationedit

Bus
  • Snake River Transit provides public transportation between points in Ontario and nearby Fruitland and Payette17
  • Ontario is a stop on the Eastern POINT intercity bus line between Bend and Ontario It makes one stop per day in each direction18
  • Greyhound Lines offers service east and west on I-84 from Ontario19
Air
  • Ontario Municipal Airport
Highway
  • Interstate 84 - Portland - Boise - Ogden

Notable peopleedit

  • Madeline DeFrees, poet
  • Tom Edens, MLB pitcher
  • AJ Feeley, NFL quarterback
  • Erik Fisher, skier
  • Sally Flynn, also known as Sally Hart, singer on The Lawrence Welk Show
  • Charles C Gossett, Idaho politician
  • Joel Hardin, Border Patrol agent and mantracker
  • Denny Jones, congressman and rancher
  • Randall B Kester, Oregon judge
  • Phyllis McGinley, children's author
  • Elmo Smith, newspaper editor, mayor of Ontario and governor of Oregon
  • Leland Evan Thomas, WWII pilot killed in action at Guadalcanal
  • David Wilcox, NFL linebacker

Sister citiesedit

Ontario has one sister city, as designated by Sister Cities International:20

  • Ōsakasayama, Osaka, Japan

See alsoedit

  • Oregon Short Line Railroad Depot

Referencesedit

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2012-12-21 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2012-12-21 
  3. ^ a b "Population Estimates" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2014-10-02 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2008-01-31 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names" United States Geological Survey 2007-10-25 Retrieved 2008-01-31 
  6. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990" United States Census Bureau 2011-02-12 Retrieved 2011-04-23 
  7. ^ Leeds, W H 1899 "Special Laws" The State of Oregon General and Special Laws and Joint Resolutions and Memorials Enacted and Adopted by the Twentieth Regular Session of the Legislative Assembly Salem, Oregon: State Printer: 683 
  8. ^ Robert Kinoshita/Benjamin Tanaka/Augustus "Gus" Tanaka in "Resettlement and Return to the West Coast," Hirahara, Naomi and Jensen, Gwenn, eds, Silent Scars of Healing Hands California State University, Fullerton: Center for Oral and Public History, 2004, p 143
  9. ^ Ontario Chamber of Commerce, History
  10. ^ "Ontario, Oregon Köppen Climate Classification Weatherbase" weatherbasecom Retrieved 24 August 2016 
  11. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" Retrieved June 9, 2017 
  12. ^ Moffatt, Riley Population History of Western US Cities & Towns, 1850-1990 Lanham: Scarecrow, 1996, 214
  13. ^ United States Census Bureau "Census of Population and Housing" Retrieved October 2, 2014 
  14. ^ Worksource Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development - Workforce Partners
  15. ^ About Us
  16. ^ "Ontario School District: Our District" ontariok12orus Retrieved 24 August 2016 
  17. ^ "snakerivertransitcom" snakerivertransitcom Retrieved 24 August 2016 
  18. ^ "Eastern Point Schedule" Oregon Department of Transportation Retrieved January 5, 2016 
  19. ^ "Greyhound" 
  20. ^ "Ontario, Oregon" Interactive City Directory Sister Cities International Retrieved 8 May 2013 

External linksedit

  • Ontario Chamber of Commerce
  • Ontario information from the Oregon Blue Book
  • Panoramic photos of Ontario from the Library of Congress
  • 1930s-1940s farming photos of Ontario from the Library of Congress

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