Census: Ontario’s population edging upward, with slow gains in diversity

Ontario City Manager Adam Brown, shown at a council meeting this year, said Oregon's tax policies may hamper population growth locally, compared to that in Idaho. (The Enterprise/file)

ONTARIO – The city of Ontario grew by 279 people since 2010, a number which City Manager Adam Brown said exceeded projections by the federal Census bureau and Portland State University’s Population Research Center. 

Ontario’s growth as documented in the 2020 census represents the majority of growth for Malheur County.

The city population sits at . . .