Aurora, IL
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Aurora profile

Living in Aurora

Aurora is a relatively large city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 179,266 people and 42 constituent neighborhoods, Aurora is the second largest community in Illinois.

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.

A relatively large number of people in Aurora telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.63% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Aurora use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Aurora‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of Aurora citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.79% of adults in Aurora have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Aurora in 2018 was $34,805, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $139,220 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. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Aurora, accounting for 41.52% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Aurora residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Aurora include German, Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Aurora's cultural character, accounting for 25.88% of the city’s population.

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