Ontario, Wisconsin

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Population in 2019: 555 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +16.6%
 
Males: 248  (44.8%)
Females: 307  (55.2%)
Median resident age:

44.2 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.9 years

Zip codes: 54651.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $33,287 (it was $23,194 in 2000)
Ontario:

$33,287
WI:

$64,168

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $20,782 (it was $13,893 in 2000)

Ontario village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $86,152 (it was $37,500 in 2000)
Ontario:

$86,152
WI:

$197,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $95,845; detached houses: $118,276; mobile homes: $18,436

Median gross rent in 2019: $623.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ontario: 86.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 21.7%
(12.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 69.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 69.7% for other race residents, 49.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Ontario, WI (2019)
    • 38382.0%White alone
    • 6914.8%Hispanic
    • 81.7%Black alone
    • 30.6%American Indian alone
    • 30.6%Asian alone
    • 10.2%Two or more races

Races in Ontario detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Ontario, Wisconsin as of October 04, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ontario is 95 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (20.0%), Scottish (14.6%), Norwegian (9.2%), American (7.7%), Irish (5.0%), English (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1890

Elevation: 900 feet

Land area: 1.01 square miles.

Population density: 548 people per square mile   (low).

Ontario, Wisconsin map

26 residents are foreign born (4.9% Latin America).

This village:

5.6%
Wisconsin:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,690 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,110 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: La Crosse, WI (32.6 miles , pop. 51,818).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (75.1 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (197.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Whitestown, WI (2.0 miles ),
Wellington, WI (2.4 miles ),
Wilton, WI (2.6 miles ),
Norwalk, WI (2.8 miles ),
Ridgeville, WI (2.8 miles ),
Stark, WI (3.0 miles ),
Cashton, WI (3.1 miles ),
Wells, WI (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 43.72 N, Longitude: 90.59 W

Area code: 608

Distribution of median household income in Ontario, WI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Ontario, WI in 2019
Ontario satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $78,500
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $136,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $145,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2018: 3 buildings, average cost: $132,300
  • 2019: 4 buildings, average cost: $179,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Ontario, WI residents
Average permit cost in Ontario, WI
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.5%
Wisconsin:

4.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +69 (+17.0%).
Most common industries in Ontario, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (14.9%)
  • Food (10.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (9.3%)
  • Health care (8.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Construction (6.2%)
  • Apparel (5.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (13.6%)
  • Educational services (12.6%)
  • Construction (11.7%)
  • Machinery (7.8%)
  • Health care (7.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.8%)
  • Wood products (5.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (13.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.2%)
  • Apparel (8.8%)
  • Health care (8.8%)
  • Food (6.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.6%)
Most common occupations in Ontario, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7.8%)
  • Woodworkers (7.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)

Average climate in Ontario, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ontario, Wisconsin average temperatures Ontario, Wisconsin average precipitation Ontario, Wisconsin humidity Ontario, Wisconsin wind speed Ontario, Wisconsin snowfall Ontario, Wisconsin sunshine Ontario, Wisconsin clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 59.5. This is better than average.

City:

59.5
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 35.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.3
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Ontario-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 29% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/19/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.9 miles away from the Ontario village center killed one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1957, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.1 miles away from the village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ontario-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 40% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 390.9 miles away from Ontario center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 178.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 367.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 390.9 miles away from Ontario center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 299.7 miles away from Ontario center
On 2/10/2010 at 09:59:35, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 161.2 miles away from Ontario center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Vernon County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 18, Storms: 16, Tornadoes: 9, Winds: 5, Landslides: 2, Mudslides: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ontario topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Ontario:

  • ST JOSEPHS HLTH SVCS Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; HILLSBORO, WI)
  • ST JOSEPHS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 14 miles away; HILLSBORO, WI)
  • NORSELAND NUR HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; WESTBY, WI)

Amtrak station near Ontario:

  • 19 miles: TOMAH (W. WASHINGTON ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ontario:

  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 33 miles; La Crosse, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,837)
  • Viterbo University (about 34 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,848)
  • Western Technical College (about 34 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 3,377)
  • Winona State University (about 58 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 8,397)
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 60 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 4,022)
  • Mid-State Technical College (about 62 miles; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; FT enrollment: 2,128)
  • Luther College (about 68 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)

Public high school in Ontario:

  • BROOKWOOD HIGH (Students: 291, Location: 28861 HIGHWAY 131 N, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Ontario:

See full list of schools located in Ontario

Library in Ontario:

  • ONTARIO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $52,630; Location: 313 MAIN ST.; 13,864 books; 8,396 e-books; 3,849 audio materials; 983 video materials; 28 state licensed databases; 84 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Ontario: Ontario Emergency Medical Services (A), Ontario Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Hilltop Rest Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Brush Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Vernon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ontario and their reported violations in the past:

WI DNR MILL BLUFF OFC (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
WI DNR MILL BLUFF BEACH (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-03-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-03-2012), St Public Notif requested (AUG-03-2012), St Public Notif received (SEP-22-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-02-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-30-2011), St Public Notif received (MAR-27-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAR-27-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-27-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-22-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-23-2011), St Boil Water Order (JUN-23-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-23-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-24-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-13-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
MT PISGAH WESLEYAN CHURCH (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
WI DNR MILL BLUFF CMPGD (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This village:

2.6 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

64.3%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

13.3%
Whole state:

7.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Ontario (2011 data):

  • Bank of Ontario: Bank Of Ontario at 315 Main Street, branch established on 1911/09/23. Info updated 2011/05/18: Bank assets: $33.4 mil, Deposits: $29.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Consumer Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Ontario Bancorporation, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Ontario:

Marital status in Ontario, WI
  • Never married: 26.2%
  • Now married: 53.8%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

For population 25 years and over in Ontario:

  • High school or higher: 82.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
Wisconsin average:

10.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Ontario
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ontario, WI (based on Vernon County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant8,27626
Evangelical Protestant6,86450
Catholic3,0604
Other1153
None11,458-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Vernon County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Vernon County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
This county:

5.18 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
Vernon County:

7.25 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Vernon County:

7.9%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Vernon County:

28.3%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Vernon County:

16.2%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

45.6%
State:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

39.2%
Wisconsin:

46.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.3
Wisconsin:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Ontario:

24.7%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Ontario:

12.1%
Wisconsin:

10.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Wisconsin:

6.8

Overweight people:
Ontario:

33.0%
State:

34.0%

General health condition:
Ontario:

48.3%
State:

56.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Ontario:

72.0%
Wisconsin:

78.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ontario, WI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 2$7,836$47,0160$0
Solid Waste Management 2$3,877$23,2620$0
Sewerage 2$9,145$54,8700$0
Streets and Highways 2$2,581$15,4860$0
Parks and Recreation 2$210$1,2600$0
Other Government Administration 1$6,392$76,7040$0
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,992$35,9043$234
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$663
Local Libraries 0$0 2$2,105
Totals for Government 12$33,034$33,0346$3,002

Ontario government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($9.01)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($9.01)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($1.80)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $109,000 ($196.40)
    Regular Highways: $89,000 ($160.36)
    Water Utilities: $76,000 ($136.94)
    Libraries: $69,000 ($124.32)
    Police Protection: $63,000 ($113.51)
    Central Staff Services: $52,000 ($93.69)
    Local Fire Protection: $43,000 ($77.48)
    Solid Waste Management: $26,000 ($46.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $20,000 ($36.04)
    General Public Buildings: $13,000 ($23.42)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($16.22)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $7,000 ($12.61)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000 ($7.21)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($5.41)
    Health - Other: $3,000 ($5.41)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($1.80)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($19.82)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Police Protection: $1,000 ($1.80)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $8,000 ($14.41)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $196,000 ($353.15)

Ontario government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $85,000 ($153.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($32.43)
    Other: $4,000 ($7.21)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($5.41)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $1,000 ($1.80)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $3,000 ($5.41)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $29,000 ($52.25)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $20,000 ($36.04)
    Donations From Private Sources: $17,000 ($30.63)
    Sale of Property: $6,000 ($10.81)
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,000 ($5.41)
    Rents: $3,000 ($5.41)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($3.60)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $41,000 ($73.87)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $168,000 ($302.70)
    Highways: $22,000 ($39.64)
    Other: $16,000 ($28.83)
    Education: $11,000 ($19.82)
  • Tax - Property: $114,000 ($205.41)
    Other: $4,000 ($7.21)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,000 ($3.60)
    Other License: $1,000 ($1.80)

Ontario government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $293,000 ($527.93)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $275,000 ($495.50)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,000 ($77.48)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,000 ($45.05)

Ontario government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $534,000 ($962.16)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,000 ($9.01)

6.11% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,126 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from La Crosse County, WI  1.68% ($47,699 average AGI)
from Monroe County, WI  0.53% ($30,393)
from Crawford County, WI  0.40% ($38,239)


5.75% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($37,605 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to La Crosse County, WI  1.65% ($43,165 average AGI)
to Monroe County, WI  0.52% ($34,542)
to Crawford County, WI  0.35% ($24,325)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ontario:

  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WKLJ (1290 AM; 5 kW; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WIZM (1410 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WTMB (1460 AM; 1 kW; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ontario:

  • WVCX (98.9 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WXYM (96.1 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOG (94.5 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WIZM-FM (93.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WRJC-FM (92.1 FM; MAUSTON, WI; Owner: WRJC, INCORPORATED)
  • WCOW-FM (97.1 FM; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WHLA (90.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KQEG (102.7 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLSU (88.9 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: BD.OF REGENTS, UNIV.OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • KXLC (91.1 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WVRQ-FM (102.3 FM; VIROQUA, WI; Owner: ROBINSON CORPORATION)
  • K220EP (91.9 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: FAITH SOUND, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ontario:

  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WKBT (Channel 8; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: QUEENB TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WXOW-TV (Channel 19; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WLAX (Channel 25; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: GRANT MEDIA, INC.)
  • WHLA-TV (Channel 31; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)

Ontario fatal accident list:

Aug 10, 2003 03:35 PM, Sr-33, Lat: 43.721803, Lon: -90.589547, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 26, 2000 02:27 PM, Sr-33, Lat: 43.721803, Lon: -90.589547, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 187ft / 57.3mTotal length
  • $187,000Total costs
  • 18,066Total average daily traffic
  • 1,869Total average daily truck traffic
  • 19,320Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Ontario, WI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 71970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 72000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Ontario, WI

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Ontario)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 205 State St (Lat: 43.719972 Lon: -90.584583), Call Sign: KNGN374,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.175 MHz, 154.295 MHz, Grant Date: 06/26/2013, Expiration Date: 04/28/2023, Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • Wildcat Mountain State Park (Lat: 43.701750 Lon: -90.570972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 36.5 m, Call Sign: WQIA580,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.175 MHz, 154.995 MHz, 154.785 MHz, 154.860 MHz, Grant Date: 09/20/2017, Expiration Date: 12/10/2027, Certifier: Jim Hansen, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • ONTARIO, Nw 1/4 Sw 1/4 Section 3 (Lat: 43.716972 Lon: -90.607528), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WQMG478,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, Grant Date: 06/30/2020, Expiration Date: 08/02/2030, Certifier: John E Rooney, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • ONTARIO, 21425 Orbit Avenue (Lat: 43.745944 Lon: -90.560361), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 77.7 m, Call Sign: WRBT639,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11075.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, Grant Date: 06/15/2018, Expiration Date: 06/15/2028, Certifier: Dwayne Latzke, Registrant: Intelpath, Hinsdale, IL 60522, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:
  • A1Q0229A, Nw 1/4 Sw 1/4 Section 3 (Lat: 43.716972 Lon: -90.607528), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WRDG403,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10775.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz... (+30 more), Grant Date: 04/23/2019, Expiration Date: 04/23/2029, Cancellation Date: 12/02/2020, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:
  • WILDCAT, E13660 State Highway 33 (Lat: 43.701778 Lon: -90.570889), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 33.5 m, Overall height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WRKD753,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/16/2020, Expiration Date: 12/16/2030, Certifier: Nathan Campbell, Registrant: Comelec Services, 4190 Pennsylvania Ave, Dubuque, IA 52002, Phone: (563) 556-6526, Fax: (563) 556-2702, Email:
  • A1Q0229A, Nw 1/4 Sw 1/4 Section 3 (Lat: 43.716972 Lon: -90.607528), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WRMU848,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10895.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz... (+10 more), Grant Date: 06/08/2021, Expiration Date: 06/08/2031, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KB9DBN, Licensee ID: L01495762, Grant Date: 05/30/2019, Expiration Date: 07/27/2029, Certifier: Leonard R Rueckheim, Registrant: Leonard R Rueckheim, 23435 County Highway P, Ontario, WI 54651
  • Call Sign: KB9FGX, Licensee ID: L00442927, Grant Date: 01/04/2002, Expiration Date: 01/04/2012, Cancellation Date: 01/07/2014, Registrant: Thomas A Rueckheim, 24273 Cty Hwy P, Ontario, WI 54651
  • Call Sign: KB9SCV, Licensee ID: L01372072, Grant Date: 01/05/2018, Expiration Date: 02/20/2028, Certifier: Kenneth R Reils, Registrant: Kenneth R Reils, E12353a Lower Ridge Rd, Ontario, WI 54651

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: NOREM LAWRENCE R CHALLENGER II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 DCDI (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 28LN, N28LN, N-28LN, Serial Number: CH2-1005-CW-2689, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 07/08/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 06/30/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Jason J Teynor, 102 Kickapoo Heights Dr, Ontario, WI 54651
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172G (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5882R, N5882R, N-5882R, Serial Number: 17253551, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 10/05/1965, Certificate Issue Date: 10/31/2006
    Registrant (Individual): Joseph J Fisher, S480 Oregano Rd, Ontario, WI 54651
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8689B, N8689B, N-8689B, Serial Number: 36389, Year manufactured: 1957, Airworthiness Date: 11/08/1957, Certificate Issue Date: 05/01/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Jason J Teynor, 102 Kickapoo Heights Dr, Ontario, WI 54651

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 7. The highest number of reported fires - 17 took place in 2005, and the least - 1 in 2006. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Ontario, WI When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (46.8%), and Outside Fires (41.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ontario, WI
    • 5146.8%Structure Fires
    • 4541.3%Outside Fires
    • 1211.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 10.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ontario, WI
Most common first names in Ontario, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
George1075.7 years
John985.0 years
Elizabeth564.0 years
Harry576.4 years
Hazel576.2 years
Mary579.0 years
Robert565.6 years
Frances485.8 years
Carl479.2 years
Edward487.0 years
Most common last names in Ontario, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Downing1175.8 years
Rueckheim768.3 years
Olson683.7 years
Hutchens673.3 years
Smith671.7 years
Ferries682.8 years
Winchel576.0 years
Lamb469.8 years
Walker479.0 years
Stedman485.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ontario, WI
  • 76.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.7%Utility gas
  • 7.3%Wood
  • 3.9%Electricity
  • 1.7%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ontario, WI
  • 58.1%Electricity
  • 22.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 19.4%Utility gas


Ontario compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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