|• ISO 259||Qiryat ʔono|
|• Also spelled||Qiryat Ono (official)|
|• Type||City (from 1992)|
|• Mayor||Israel Gal|
|• Total||4,112 dunams (4.112 km2 or 1.588 sq mi)|
|• Density||9,600/km2 (25,000/sq mi)|
A settlement named Kfar Ono was established in 1939. In the 1950s, a ma'abara (transit camp for new immigrants in Israel) was established nearby. In 1954, the settlement merged with other communities to form Kiryat Ono. It achieved city status in 1992. It began to grow during the British era, probably due to its proximity to the military compound now known as Tel Hashomer British Base. A lone tree stands on a hill overlooking the base; this tree has been adopted as the city's spiritual and cultural icon. The lands surrounding the tree were owned as agricultural land and maintained by Aryeh Konikov. When the lone tree was planted, it seemed unique in its location, and Mr. Konikov nourished it and maintained the land surrounding it for many years.
According to CBS, in 2001 the ethnic makeup of the city was all Jewish and other non-Arabs, without significant Arab population. Kiryat Ono has grown significantly in recent years. According to CBS, in 2014 there were 17,700 males and 18,900 females. The population of the city was spread out with 32.4% 19 years of age or younger, 9.8% between 20 and 29, 24.3% between 30 and 44, 14.9% from 45 to 59, 5.0% from 60 to 64, and 13.6% 65 years of age or older. The population growth rate in 2014 was 3.0%.
According to CBS, as of 2013, in the city there were 16,400 salaried workers and 1,417 are self-employed. The mean monthly wage in 2013 for a salaried worker in the city is ILS 12,543, a real change of 0.6% over the course of 2012. Salaried males have a mean monthly wage of ILS 15,487 (a real change of 1.0%) versus ILS 9,877 for females (a real change of 0.9%). The mean income for the self-employed is 12,598. There are 282 people who receive unemployment benefits and 162 people who receive an income guarantee.
There are 11 schools and in the city. They are spread out as 7 state elementary schools (Alumim, Rimonim, Warsaw, Nir, Jacob Cohen and Sharet), 1 religious state elementary school, 1 Democratic school and 3 high schools (Shazar junior high, Ben Zvi junior high and Ben Zvi High school) 6,465 pupils study at the schools and 2,017 at the kindergartens. 83.9% of 12th grade students were entitled to a matriculation certificate in 2014.
Kiryat Ono is twinned with:
- Eyal Ran (born 1972), tennis player and Captain of the Israel Davis Cup team
- Yona Wallach (June 10, 1944 – September 29, 1985) was an Israeli poet
- "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
- Walid Khalidi, All that Remains, Washington, D.C. 1992, pp. 247-248; Carta's Official Guide to Israel, Jerusalem 1983, p. 358.
- "Qiryat Ono (Israel)". Crwflags.com. Retrieved 2013-03-26.
- "Ono Academic College - PROFILE - ONO ACADEMIC COLLEGE". Ono.ac.il. Retrieved 2013-03-26.
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- Official website (in Hebrew)