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.

Aurora is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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.

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 .

Foreign born people are also an important part of Aurora's cultural character, accounting for 19.60% of the city’s population.

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