Aurora, CO
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Aurora is a large city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 361,710 people and 83 constituent neighborhoods, Aurora is the third largest community in Colorado.

Unlike some cities, Aurora isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Aurora are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Aurora is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Aurora who work in office and administrative support (15.88%), sales jobs (10.47%), and management occupations (8.77%).

Also of interest is that Aurora has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In Aurora, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.24 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

One of the benefits of being a big city like Aurora is having a public transportation system, but in Aurora the transit system is the mode of choice for lots of people getting to and from work every day. You will find many people using the bus for their daily commute, even though other transportation options exist. If you ask these commuters, many will tell you that not having to drive in the snarl of big city traffic is one of main reasons for leaving the car at home, or even not owning a car at all. With so many people taking the bus Aurora benefits from a reduction in air pollution and traffic.

The overall education level of Aurora is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.92% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Aurora in 2010 was $25,115, which is middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $100,460 for a family of four. However, Aurora contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Aurora is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Aurora home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Aurora residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Aurora also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 28.81% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Aurora include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

Aurora also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 19.60%.

The most common language spoken in Aurora is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.