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Aurora, CO
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Aurora profile

Living in Aurora

Aurora is a large city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 393,537 people and 93 constituent neighborhoods, Aurora is the third largest community in Colorado.

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 interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.84% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Aurora is a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of Aurora. This makes Aurora a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Aurora presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.

In Aurora, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.82 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.

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 education level of Aurora citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.29% of adults in Aurora have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Aurora in 2018 was $34,497, 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 $137,988 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 29.04% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Aurora include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

In addition, Aurora has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (21.17%).

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