Aurora is a large city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 386,261 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 (13.38%), sales jobs (9.83%), and management occupations (9.03%).
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 one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Aurora is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.
One downside of living in Aurora is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Aurora, the average commute to work is 30.70 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Aurora is one of the most car-oriented large cities in America. A full 80.71% of people drive their car alone to work each day. If you like to drive, you'll love it. And you better. Because walking to work is just not a viable option for most people who live in Aurora. Highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers are part of the common Aurora landscape.
Aurora, like many big cities in America, has a public transportation system, but the citizens of Aurora are lucky because theirs is one of the most extensive and widely used. Many commuters choose to leave their cars at home and instead use the bus to get to and from work. In fact, for some people it is feasible to forgo car ownership entirely, avoiding the cost and headache of driving in heavy traffic. The benefits include reduced air pollution and load on the road network.
The overall education level of Aurora citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.74% of adults in Aurora have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Aurora in 2018 was $30,504, which is middle income relative to Colorado, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $122,016 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 28.59% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Aurora include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.
In addition, Aurora has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (20.09%).
The most common language spoken in Aurora is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.