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Population: Town of Ontario: 10,121; Wayne County: 93,772 (Source U.S. Census 2010)

Median Household Income in Ontario: $63,387 (Source U.S.Census 2010)

Tax Rate: School – $21.41 (2015-2016) Town and County – $11.45 (2016). Ontario is at 100% Equalization Rate. Sales Tax – 8% (NYS – 4% & Wayne County 4%). The R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant, owned by Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, located within Ontario provides a stabilized tax rate.

Housing Information: Many new subdivisions offer a variety of affordable homes. The average residential assessed value in 2015 was $156,985.00. The average residential selling price in 2015 was $171,419.00  (Wayne County Real Property Tax Office).

Shopping: Located within a ten-mile radius: TOPS Supermarket Plaza; Big Lots; Wegman’s, and the Webster Towne Center with major anchors consisting of Kohl’s; Target; Barnes & Noble; Old Navy; Dress Barn and more

Restaurants: Please reference the Restaurant Guide (Click Here) for a list of food service establishments.

Hotel/Motels: Located within a ten-mile radius: Budget Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Fairfield Inn, Hampton Inn, Super 8 and Twin Rock Motel.

Parks/Recreation/Cultural: Casey Park and Thompson Park (Bear Creek Harbor) are local town parks with boat launch facilities available at Bear Harbor. A new town multi-generational community center opened in 2007. The Brookwoods Country Club provides 18 holes of golf, public membership, restaurant, and outdoor swimming pool. The City of Rochester is home to the George Eastman House, Eastman Theatre, Blue Cross Arena, Auditorium Theatre, Rochester Museum & Science Center, International Museum of Play (formerly Strong Museum) and Frontier Field for cultural or sporting events.

Heritage Square Museum: 7147 Ontario Center Road, Ontario, consists of nine historic buildings furnished with period artifacts open to the public from June to September and maintained by the Town of Ontario Historical and Landmark Preservation Society. It is dedicated to the preservation of the rich cultural heritage of Ontario. For additional information, go to www.heritagesquremuseum.org.

Transportation: State Routes 104 and 350 services The Town of Ontario. Average daily traffic count on NYS Rte. 104 (2009) was 22,220 (www.dot.ny.gov). The distance to the NYS Thruway is 20 miles to the south Ext #43 in Manchester; 20 miles to the west Exit #46 in Henrietta. The distance to the Greater Rochester International Airport is 30 miles. Interstate Routes 390, 490, and 590 connect the City of Rochester and Ontario to the suburbs and the NYS Thruway.

Recycling & Refuse: Recycling is offered at the Town of Ontario Highway Dept., 6449 Furnace Rd., Saturdays only from 8 am to 12 Noon. There is no charge to Ontario residents to drop off recyclables when combined with dropping off garbage.  When recyclables are dropped off by themselves, there is a charge.  K & D employees staff it. Household trash or recyclables will be collected at a cost of $.10 and $.09/lb. for senior citizens. For household hazardous waste collection and electronics and pharmaceuticals, go to www.co.wayne.ny.us under planning for questions and a schedule.

Ontario Senior Site: Located at Bldg. #1, in the recreation room at Brown Square Apartments Complex, 2100 Brown Square Rd. The site is open Monday through Friday, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm to anyone in the community in need of a hot meal. A daily meal is served at 12 Noon. Additional social and craft programs are provided. Contact: Site Manager @ 315-524-3034 to reserve a meal or obtain more information.