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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Aurora is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (15.45%), sales jobs (10.35%), and management occupations (8.71%).

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.

Aurora is a big city, and with that comes lots of benefits. One benefit is that most big cities have public transit, but Aurora really shines when it comes to the extensiveness and use of its public transit system. More than most large American cities, Aurora citizens use public transit daily to get to and from work. And while there are transportation options, most people in Aurora ride the bus. Whereas in some cities one is destined to sit in traffic every morning to get to work and every evening to get home, in Aurora a lot leave their cars at home (if they even choose to own one), and hop a ride on the bus.

The percentage of people in Aurora who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.92% of adults in Aurora have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Aurora in 2010 was $25,830, which is middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $103,320 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 28.53% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Aurora include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

In addition, Aurora has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (19.51%).

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