Aurora, CO
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Aurora is a large city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 359,407 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.

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 30.24 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, 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 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 $25,115, 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.