Ontario is a city located in southwestern San Bernardino County, California, 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles and 23 miles west of downtown San Bernardino, the county seat. Located in the western part of the Inland Empire metropolitan area, it lies just east of Los Angeles County and is part of the Greater Los Angeles Area; as of the 2010 Census, the city had a population of 163,924, up from 158,007 at the 2000 census, making it the county's fourth most populous city after San Bernardino and Rancho Cucamonga. The city is home to the Ontario International Airport, the 15th busiest airport in the United States by cargo carried. Ontario handles the mass of freight traffic between the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and the rest of the country, it is the home of Ontario Mills and former home of the Ontario Motor Speedway. It takes its name from the Ontario Model Colony development established in 1882 by the Canadian engineer George Chaffey and his brothers William Chaffey and Charles Chaffey.
They named the settlement after their home province of Ontario. The area, now Ontario was part of the lands used for hunting and foraging by the semi-nomadic Tongva Native Americans, who were known to roam as far south as the western San Bernardino Mountains. At the time of Mexican and of American settlement, active Native American settlements were scattered across the entire valley. Remains of a Serrano village were discovered in the neighboring foothills of the present-day city of Claremont. Juan Bautista de Anza is said to have passed through the area on his 1774 expedition, to this day a city park and a middle school bear his name. Following the 1819 establishment of San Bernardino Asistencia, which may have served as an outpost of the San Gabriel mission, it became part of a large, vaguely identified area called "San Antonio". In 1826, Jedediah Smith passed through what is now Upland on the first overland journey to the West coast of North America via the National Old Trails Road; the 1834 secularization of California land holdings resulted in the land's transferral to private hands.
In 1881, the Chaffey brothers and William, purchased the land and the water rights to it. They engineered a drainage system channeling water from the foothills of Mount San Antonio down to the flatter lands below that performed the dual functions of allowing farmers to water their crops and preventing the floods that periodically afflict them, they created the main thoroughfare of Euclid Avenue, with its distinctive wide lanes and grassy median. The new "Model Colony" was conceived as a dry town, early deeds containing clauses forbidding the manufacture or sale of alcoholic beverages within the town; the two named the town "Ontario" in honor of the province of Ontario in Canada, where they were born. Ontario attracted ailing Easterners seeking a drier climate. To impress visitors and potential settlers with the "abundance" of water in Ontario, a fountain was placed at the Southern Pacific railway station, it was turned on when passenger trains were approaching and frugally turned off again after their departure.
The original "Chaffey fountain", a simple spigot surrounded by a ring of white stones, was replaced by the more ornate "Frankish Fountain", an Art Nouveau creation now located outside the Ontario Museum of History and Art. Agriculture was vital to the early economy, many street names recall this legacy; the Sunkist plant remains as a living vestige of the citrus era. The Chaffey brothers left to found the settlements of Mildura and Renmark, which met with varying success. Charles Frankish continued their work at Ontario. Mining engineer John Tays refined the design of the novel "mule car", used from 1887 for public transportation on Euclid Avenue to 24th Street. At that point, the two mules were loaded onto a platform at the rear of the car and allowed to ride, as gravity propelled the trolley back down the avenue to the downtown Ontario terminus. Soon replaced by an electric streetcar, the mule car is commemorated by a replica in an enclosure south of C Street on the Euclid Avenue median. Ontario was incorporated as a city in 1891, North Ontario broke away in 1906, calling itself Upland.
Ontario grew at an astronomical rate. The population of 20,000 in the 1960s again grew 10 times more by the year 2007. Ontario was viewed as an "Iowa under Palm trees", with a solid Midwestern/Mid-American foundation, but it had a large German and Swiss community. Tens of thousands of European immigrants came to work in agriculture, in the early 1900s the first Filipinos and Japanese farm laborers arrived to display nursery ownership skills. Ontario has over two centuries of Hispanic residents, starting from the Californio period of Spanish colonial and Mexican rule in the 1840s. However, the first wave of Mexican settlers was in the 1880s brought as workers in the railroad industry and another wave from the Mexican Revolution of the 1910s. Mexican Americans resided in the city's poorer central side facing Chino. In the years following Ontario's founding, the economy was driven by its reputation as a health resort. Shortly thereafter, citrus farmers began taking advantage of Ontario's rocky soil to plant lemon and orange groves.
Agricultural opportunities attracted vintners and olive growers. The Graber Olive House, which continues to produce olives, is a city historical landmark and one of the
HMCS Ontario (C53)
HMCS Ontario was a Minotaur-class light cruiser built for the Royal Navy as HMS Minotaur, but transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy on completion and renamed Ontario. HMS Minotaur was laid down on 20 November 1941 by Harland & Wolff of Belfast and launched on 29 July 1943, she was transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy in July 1944, completed and commissioned as Ontario on 25 May 1945 at Belfast. After commissioning she was worked up on the River Clyde in Scotland, she sailed to join the 4th Cruiser Squadron in the Pacific Theatre, but was too late to see active service, although she was employed in the operations at Hong Kong, Manila and in Japan. She returned home for refit, arriving at Esquimalt, British Columbia on 27 November 1945. In October 1948, Ontario was joined by the destroyers Cayuga, Athabaskan and the frigate Antigonish in sailing to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. In January 1949, Ontario took part in the largest training cruise by the Royal Canadian Navy to that date which included the aircraft carrier Magnificent, the destroyers Haida and the frigate Antigonish.
The group, designated CTF 215, participated in naval exercises with US and British vessels in the Caribbean Sea. In February 1951, Ontario sailed to Australia, taking part in joint naval exercises with the Royal Australian Navy. On the way the ship made several port visits. In October 1951, Ontario sailed to the east coast where after arrival, Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh sailed on the cruiser from Sydney, Nova Scotia, through the Cabot Strait to Newfoundland during the Royal Visit; the ship returned arriving in December. From September to December 1952, Ontario sailed around South America on a training cruise, making several port visits. While entering the harbour at Buenos Aires, the cruiser was overtaken by the merchant vessel SS Arauco and struck amidships; the ship continued on her cruise until arriving at Rio de Janeiro on 6 November. There it was found; the outer propeller was removed and repairs were made to the inner one. After nearly two weeks at Rio de Janeiro, Ontario was forced to return to Esquimalt at a reduced speed.
On 15 June 1953 the cruiser took part in the Fleet Review to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. In January 1954, Ontario began a training cruise across the Pacific, visiting Australia, New Zealand and Tonga before returning to Esquimalt in April. Ontario performed a three-month training cruise to Australia and New Zealand in early 1955, returning to Canada on 2 April; the cruiser departed on 25 April for a four-month cruise of Europe. In June Ontario departed Esquimalt for a two-month summer training cruise along the coasts of North and South America, going as far south as Ecuador; the cruiser returned to port on 10 August after meeting the Second Canadian Escort Squadron off the coast of California. Ontario was paid off on 15 October 1958; the ship was sold to a west coast firm which began but did not finish the job of breaking up the ship at Vancouver. The ship was resold, along with HMCS Quebec to Co. of Japan. She arrived at Osaka for breaking up on 19 November 1960; the ship's bell of HMCS Ontario is held at HMCS Ontario Cadet Training Centre in Kingston, Ontario.
The second bell is held by the Maritime Museum of British Columbia. The Christening Bells Project at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum includes information from the ship's bell of HMCS Ontario, used for baptism of babies onboard ship. On 13 July 1981 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Camp Frontenac was renamed Ontario Sea Cadet Training Establishment located in Kingston, Canada, at the Royal Military College of Canada. In years Ontario would be redesignated as HMCS Ontario Sea Cadet Summer Training Centre. Effective 2015 all training centres were redesignated to a standard format, Ontario is now designated as HMCS Ontario Cadet Training Centre. Arbuckle, J. Graeme. Badges of the Canadian Navy. Halifax, Nova Scotia: Nimbus Publishing. ISBN 0-920852-49-1. Colledge, J. J.. Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy. London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475. Macpherson, Ken; the ships of Canada's naval forces 1910–1981: a complete pictorial history of Canadian warships.
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Ontario is a village in Vernon County, United States. The population was 554 at the 2010 census. Wildcat Mountain State Park is located near Ontario. Ontario is located at 43°43′24″N 90°35′31″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.01 square miles, of which, 1.00 square mile of it is land and 0.01 square miles is water. As of the census of 2010, there were 554 people, 210 households, 135 families residing in the village; the population density was 554.0 inhabitants per square mile. There were 253 housing units at an average density of 253.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 88.3% White, 1.3% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 7.8% from other races, 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.8% of the population. There were 210 households of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.1% had a male householder with no wife present, 35.7% were non-families.
29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.28. The median age in the village was 31.5 years. 31.9% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the village was 47.8% male and 52.2% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 476 people, 225 households, 134 families residing in the village; the population density was 470.1 people per square mile. There were 254 housing units at an average density of 250.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 94.96% White, 0.84% Native American, 3.78% from other races, 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.83% of the population. There were 225 households out of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.6% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 40.4% were non-families. 36.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.73. In the village, the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 21.8% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, 24.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.8 males. The median income for a household in the village was $23,194, the median income for a family was $28,750. Males had a median income of $23,333 versus $17,083 for females; the per capita income for the village was $13,893. About 14.2% of families and 22.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.1% of those under age 18 and 24.1% of those age 65 or over. Ontario, Wisconsin Ontario Public Library Ontario Fire and Rescue
Ontario County, New York
Ontario County is a county in the U. S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 107,931; the county seat is Canandaigua. Ontario County is part of NY Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 2006, Progressive Farmer rated Ontario County as the "Best Place to Live" in the U. S. for its "great schools, low crime, excellent health care" and its proximity to Rochester. This area was long controlled by the Seneca people, one of the Five Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy, or Haudenosaunee, they were forced to cede most of their land to the United States after the American Revolutionary War. When the English established counties in New York Province in 1683, they designated Albany County as including all the northern part of New York State, the present State of Vermont, and, in theory, extending westward to the Pacific Ocean. On July 3, 1766 Cumberland County was organized, on March 16, 1770 Gloucester County was founded, both containing territory now included in the state of Vermont; the English claims were their assertion.
As New York was more settled in the 18th century, the colonial government organized additional counties, but European settlement did not proceed far west past Little Falls, New York, about halfway through the Mohawk Valley, until after the revolutionary war. This area was ostsenibly part of Montgomery County, renamed after the war for an American officer. Seth Reed, a Colonel in the Battle of Bunker Hill, moved here with his family as a pioneer between 1787 and 1795. See Geneva, New YorkLand-hungry settlers from New England swept into upstate and western New York after the Revolution, as nearly five million acres of new lands were available for purchase since the Iroquois were forced to cede most of their territories to the United States. Four tribes had allied with the British and were resettled in Canada: the Mohawk, Onondaga and Cayuga. Transfer of what is now Ontario County to New York formally took effect in 1789, when native title was extinguished and the county was formally established to govern the lands of the Phelps and Gorham Purchase the year prior.
The territory first organized as Ontario County was much larger than at present and ran south from the shore of Lake Ontario. As the area was settled, new counties were organized; the following counties were organized from this territory in the first decades after the war: Allegany, Chautauqua, Genesee, Monroe, Orleans, Steuben and Yates counties, parts of Schuyler and Wayne counties. In 1796, Ontario County was divided and Steuben County was organized. In 1802, Ontario County was reduced; the new county was very large, including the present Allegany, Chautauqua, Niagara and Wyoming Counties and parts of Livingston and Monroe counties. In 1821, portions of Genesee County were combined with portions of Ontario County to create Livingston and Monroe counties. In 1823, a portion of Seneca County was combined with a portion of Ontario County to create Wayne County; the same year, a portion of Steuben County was combined with a portion of Ontario County to create Yates County. This frontier area was part of the evangelistic activities during the Second Great Awakening of the early 19th century, when Baptist and Congregational preachers traveled and organized revivals and camp meetings.
In addition, independent sects developed in central and western New York during this period, including the Church of Latter Day Saints and the Shakers. Joseph Smith, founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, lived in Manchester in the 1820s on the border with Palmyra. Several events in the early history of the movement occurred in Ontario County. Hill Cumorah in Manchester is where Smith said he discovered the Golden plates said to contain the writings known as the Book of Mormon. Smith visited the hill each year on the fall equinox between 1823 and 1827, claimed to be instructed by the Angel Moroni. Smith said he was permitted to take the record on September 22, 1827, he published the Book of Mormon in Palmyra in 1830. The 110-foot hill is on the main road toward Canandaigua from Palmyra to Manchester. Since the 1930s The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has held the Hill Cumorah Pageant annually here, it attracts thousands to its performances. The church maintains a visitors' center at the hill, the Palmyra New York Temple, the former Smith property and homes.
The latter property straddles the border between Wayne counties. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 663 square miles, of which 644 square miles is land and 18 square miles is water. Ontario County is in western New York State, east of Buffalo, southeast of Rochester, northwest of Ithaca; the county is within the Finger Lakes Region of the state. Wayne County - north Seneca County - east Yates County - south Steuben County - southwest Livingston County - west Monroe County - northwest The county is governed by an elected Board of Supervisors, uses the Board-Administrator system, hiring a professional County Administrator; the Board of Supervisors has twenty-one members: one is elected from each Town, two from the city of Canandaigua and three from the city of Geneva. As of 2004, the county government has over 800 full-time employees, a budget of $136 million; the county is similar in its p
AMD Accelerated Processing Unit
The AMD Accelerated Processing Unit known as Fusion, is the marketing term for a series of 64-bit microprocessors from Advanced Micro Devices, designed to act as a central processing unit and graphics processing unit on a single die. AMD announced the first generation APUs, Llano for high-performance and Brazos for low-power devices in January 2011; the second generation Trinity for high-performance and Brazos-2 for low-power devices were announced in June 2012. The third generation Kaveri for high performance devices was launched in January 2014, while Kabini and Temash for low-power devices were announced in the summer of 2013; the Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One eighth generation video game consoles both use semi-custom third generation low-power APUs. Intel CPUs with integrated HD Graphics have a CPU and GPU on a single die, but they do not offer HSA features; the AMD Fusion project started in 2006 with the aim of developing a system on a chip that combined a CPU with a GPU on a single die.
AMD took a key step toward realising such a vision when it acquired the graphics chipset manufacturer ATI in 2006. The project required three internal iterations of the Fusion concept to create a product deemed worthy of release. Reasons contributing to the delay of the project include the technical difficulties of combining a CPU and GPU on the same die at a 45 nm process, conflicting views on what the role of the CPU and GPU should be within the project; the first generation desktop and laptop APU, codenamed Llano, was announced on January 4, 2011 at the 2011 CES show in Las Vegas and released shortly thereafter. It featured a Radeon HD 6000-series GPU on the same die on the FM1 socket. An APU for low-power devices was announced as the Brazos platform, based on the Bobcat microarchitecture and a Radeon HD 6000-series GPU on the same die. At a conference in January 2012, corporate fellow Phil Rogers announced that AMD would re-brand the Fusion platform as the Heterogeneous System Architecture, stating that "it's only fitting that the name of this evolving architecture and platform be representative of the entire, technical community, leading the way in this important area of technology and programming development."
However, it was revealed that AMD had been the subject of a trademark infringement lawsuit by the Swiss company Arctic, who used the name "Fusion" for a line of power supply products. The second generation desktop and laptop APU, codenamed Trinity was announced at AMD's 2010 Financial Analyst Day and released in October 2012, it featured Piledriver CPU Radeon HD 7000 Series GPU cores on the FM2 socket. AMD released a new APU based on the Piledriver microarchitecture on March 12, 2013 for Laptops/Mobile and on June 4, 2013 for desktops under the codename Richland; the second generation APU for low-power devices, Brazos 2.0, used the same APU chip, but ran at higher clock speed and rebranded the GPU as Radeon HD7000 series and used a new IO controller chip. Semi-custom chips were introduced in the Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4 video game consoles. A third generation of the technology was released on 14 January 2014, featuring greater integration between CPU and GPU; the desktop and laptop variant is codenamed Kaveri, based on the Steamroller architecture, while the low-power variants, codenamed Kabini and Temash, are based on the Jaguar architecture.
In November 2017, HP released the Envy x360, featuring the Ryzen 5 2500U APU, the first 4th generation APU, based on the Zen CPU architecture and the Vega graphics architecture. AMD is a founding member of the Heterogeneous System Architecture Foundation and is actively working on developing HSA in cooperation with other members; the following hardware and software implementations are available in AMD's APU-branded products: AMD APUs have a unique architecture: they have AMD CPU modules, a discrete-class graphics processor, all on the same die using the same bus. This architecture allows for the use of graphics accelerators, such as OpenCL, with the integrated graphics processor; the goal is to create a "fully integrated" APU, according to AMD, will feature'heterogeneous cores' capable of processing both CPU and GPU work automatically, depending on the workload requirement. "Stars" AMD K10-cores Integrated Evergreen/VLIW5-based GPU Northbridge PCIe DDR3 memory controller to arbitrate between coherent and non-coherent memory requests.
The physical memory is partitioned between the GPU and the CPU. Unified Video Decoder AMD Eyefinity multi-monitor-supportThe first generation APU, released in June 2011, was used in both desktops and laptops, it was based on the K10 architecture and built on a 32 nm process featuring two to four CPU cores on a thermal design power of 65-100 W, integrated graphics based on the Radeon HD6000 Series with support for DirectX 11, OpenGL 4.2 and OpenCL 1.2. In performance comparisons against the priced Intel Core i3-2105, the Llano APU was criticised for its poor CPU performance and praised for its better GPU performance. AMD was criticised for abandoning Socket FM1 after one generation. Bobcat-based CPU Evergreen/VLIW5-based GPU Northbridge PCIe support. DDR3 SDRAM memory controller to arbitrate between coherent and non-coherent memory requests; the physical memory is partitioned between the GPU and the CPU. Unified Video Decoder The AMD Brazos platform was introduced on January 4, 2011, targeting the subnotebook and low power small form factor markets.
It features the 9-watt AMD C-Series APU for netbooks and low power d
Ontario is a city in Richland County in the U. S. state of Ohio. It was founded in 1834 on the western edge of the Allegheny Plateau, just west of the city of Mansfield. After being incorporated in 1958, Ontario became a heavy manufacturing center because of the Erie Railroad line, its proximity to Mansfield. However, its status in that regard began to decline in the late 20th century, when much of the Erie Railroad that once ran through the city was abandoned; the city's industry has since diversified into the service economy, including education and healthcare. The city is a major regional retail hub serving the entire North-Central Ohio area, with a shopping population of over 150,000; as of the 2010 Census, the city had a population of 6,225. It is part of Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area. Ontario was founded by Hiram Cook, was platted in December 1834 as a settlement in Springfield Township near Mansfield. During that same month thereafter, the original settlement of Ontario merged with New Castle, another small settlement, located just to the west of the Ontario settlement along the Mansfield and Bucyrus route that had just been laid out and platted.
New Castle was named for Henry Cassell, while others stated that it was named in honor of Newcastle upon Tyne, a city in England. Ontario was named after New York, the native place of the founder of the town. In 1863, the Atlantic and Great Western Railroad reached Ontario and a train station was built, but was demolished after much of the railway was abandoned in the late 20th century; the arrival of the Lincoln Highway to Ontario in 1913 was a major influence on the development of the town. Upon the advent of the federal numbered highway system in 1928, the Lincoln Highway through Ontario became U. S. Route 30. In 1956, General Motors built a large Fisher Body stamping plant in Springfield Township and on June 25, 1958, the residents voted to incorporate Ontario into a village to bring the new General Motors plant into Ontario. In 1960, the new Ontario High School was built, complete with an indoor swimming pool, a theatre, 3 shops, numerous high-tech classrooms and labs for college-preparatory studies.
New school construction and renovation has continued over the years, today the Ontario School District is the main district. The arrival of both General Motors and the Richland Mall to Ontario was the beginning of the eventual shift of commerce and industry from the adjacent rust belt city of Mansfield to the new suburb-satellite town of Ontario. On June 1, 2009, General Motors filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and announced that its Ontario stamping plant will close in June 2010. Several annexations have been made to Ontario since its incorporation and millions of dollars have been spent on public infrastructure including streets and sewer facilities, parks and new civic buildings for Administrative offices, Public Safety Departments and the Water Department; the city administration offices have been housed in several different locations including the "Old Library", now being used as a Senior Center. In 1986, the city's offices were moved to the newly constructed Charles K. Hellinger Municipal Building.
On April 30, 2001, Ontario became a city with a population over 5,300. Since the 1960s, Ontario has been a location of choice for residential development, due in part to its civic administration, its school system, significant commercial and industrial development. Ontario is located at 40°46′08″N 82°36′11″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.10 square miles, of which 11.08 square miles is land and 0.02 square miles is water. As of the census of 2010, there were 6,225 people, 2,616 households, 1,748 families residing in the city; the population density was 561.8 inhabitants per square mile. There were 2,808 housing units at an average density of 253.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 90.8% White, 4.0% African American, 0.3% Native American, 2.6% Asian, 0.5% from other races, 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population. There were 2,616 households of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, 33.2% were non-families.
28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.88. The median age in the city was 43.1 years. 22.8% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 47.1% male and 52.9% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 5,303 people, 2,186 households, 1,554 families residing in the city; the population density was 485.7 people per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 92.36% White, 4.11% African American, 0.04% Native American, 1.58% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.57% from other races, 1.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.07% of the population. There were 2,186 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.9% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were ma
Ontario, New York
Ontario is a town in the northwest corner of Wayne County, New York, United States. The population was 9,778 at the 2000 census, 10,136 at the 2010 census; the town is named after the Great Lake on its northern border. The town has a hamlet called Ontario. Government offices for the town are located there; the first settler was Freeman Hopkins who arrived in 1806. He built a small log cabin that had to hold his nine children and himself. Heavy timber and swamps made life difficult for the first settlers; the town of Ontario was created in 1807 as the "Town of Freetown" from a part of the town of Williamson. Soon after, the name was changed to Ontario. Part of Ontario was used to form the town of Walworth in 1829. In 1811, iron ore was discovered and a thriving smelting operation arose that lasted until past the end of the century. In 1874, the Lake Ontario Shore Railroad was opened. On June 1, 1970, the Robert E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant started commercial operation on the shore of Lake Ontario within the town, just past the Monroe County line.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 32.3 square miles, of which, 32.2 square miles of it is land and 0.1 square miles of it is water. The north town boundary is Lake Ontario, the west town line is the border of Monroe County; the town is east of the City of Rochester. New York State Route 104 is an east-west highway that intersects north-south highway New York State Route 350 at Ontario Center; as of the census of 2010, there were 10,136 people, 3,960 households, 2,898 families residing in the town. The population density was 303.5 people per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 96.7% White, 1.2% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 0.4% from other races, 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population. There were 3,960 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.8% were non-families.
20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.96. In the town, the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 20, 4.7% from 20 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 32.5% from 45 to 64, 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.1 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.8 males. The median income for a household in the town was $65,472, the median income for a family was $74,589. Males had a median income of $53,917 versus $34,732 for females; the per capita income for the town was $30,559. About 2.3% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.3% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over. There were 4,145 housing units at an average density of 128.3 per square mile. 4.5% of housing units were vacant. There were 3,960 occupied housing units in the town.
3,329 were owner-occupied units, while 631 were renter-occupied. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.3% of total units. The rental unit vacancy rate was 7.3%. Bear Creek — A lakeside hamlet on County Road 101, once the port for loading iron ore from the county. Fruitland — A location west of Ontario Center on NY-104. Furnaceville — A hamlet near the eastern town line on County Road 110, where one of the last major iron furnaces was located. Ginna Nuclear Generating Station — A nuclear power generator on the shore of Lake Ontario. Lakeside — A hamlet on Route 104, north of Fruitland on County Road 102. In spite of its name, it is not located on the shore of a lake. Ontario — The hamlet of Ontario is on NY-104 and County Road 110 in the southeastern part of the town, it was first settled around 1807. The Brick Church Corners historic district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Ontario Center — A hamlet by the NY-104 and NY-350 junction; the First Presbyterian Church of Ontario Center was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.
Ontario-on-the-Lake — A lakeside hamlet in the northwest corner of the town on County Road 101. Union Hill — A hamlet by the west town line on NY-104. Webster Williamson Walworth Town of Ontario History of the Town of Ontario Ontario historical summary RW&O Railroad, Ontario, NY Ginna Power Plant Wayne Central Alumni Heritage Square Museum Ontario Weather