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Welcome to Ontario ...

The village of Ontario is located in Vernon County<1>.


The location of Ontario has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Ontario, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1857.

When the people of Ontario refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Ontarian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ontario has a population of 556 people<4> (see below for details).

Ontario is 860 feet [262 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Ontario lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Ontario: (608)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ontario had an population of 556 people. This is an increase of 0.36% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 16.81% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ontario had a population of 554 people. This makes Ontario the county's 25th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 554 people, the population of Ontario increased 16.39% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 476 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Ontario.

Communities Also Named Ontario ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 13 communities that are also named Ontario - they are located in California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ontario.

Communities near Ontario ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ontario.

  • Sparta
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparta
    • Sparta is located in Monroe County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,800 people
  • Tomah
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tomah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tomah
    • Tomah is located in Monroe County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,363 people
  • Viroqua
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Viroqua have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Viroqua
    • Viroqua is located in Vernon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,394 people
  • Westby
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westby
    • Westby is located in Vernon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,254 people
  • Hillsboro
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsboro
    • Hillsboro is located in Vernon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,387 people
  • Elroy
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elroy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elroy
    • Elroy is located in Juneau County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,306 people
  • Cashton
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cashton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cashton
    • Cashton is located in Monroe County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,111 people
  • Wonewoc
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wonewoc have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wonewoc
    • Wonewoc is located in Juneau County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 789 people
  • La Farge
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Farge
    • La Farge is located in Vernon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 763 people
  • Viola
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Viola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Viola
    • Viola is located in Richland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 665 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ontario. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ontario.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ontario. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ontario.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ontario. See our Newspapers Page for Ontario.

Adding Ontario to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ontario in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Ontario was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Ontario post office opened in 1857.

We also found Ontario in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Ontario.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ontario. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Vernon, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Ontario refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a village's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Ontario may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ontario.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ontario - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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