Aurora, IL
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Aurora is a relatively large city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 200,661 people and 36 constituent neighborhoods, Aurora is the second largest community in Illinois.

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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Aurora who work in office and administrative support (13.57%), sales jobs (11.07%), and management occupations (8.10%).

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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Aurora is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Aurora area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Aurora citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.16% of adults in Aurora have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Aurora in 2010 was $26,527, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $106,108 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 42.68% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Aurora include Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

Aurora also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 25.68%.

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