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Ontario (T)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States. Majority of the population is concentrated in the southern portion around New York City, the state is often regionalized into Upstate and Downstate. New York is the home of Ellis Island, where many immigrants in the early 20th century arrived in the United States.

Ontario is a town in Wayne County, New York, USA. The population was 9,778 at the 2000 census. The town is named after a Great Lake on its border. The Town of Ontario is located in the northwest corner of the county. The town's motto is a community of good neighbors.

The first settler arrived in 1806. 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. In 1808 the town name 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.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 83.8 square kilometers and 83.4 square kilometers of it is land and 0.3 square kilometers of it is water. The north town boundary is Lake Ontario, and the west town line is the border of Monroe County.
In the town the population was spread out with 28.4 percent under the age of 18, 6.4 percent from 18 to 24, 31.6 percent from 25 to 44, 24.1 percent from 45 to 64, and 9.4 percent who were 65 years of age or older.

Ontario can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism place that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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