North Aurora, IL
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Living in North Aurora


North Aurora is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 18,261 people and four constituent neighborhoods, North Aurora is the 140th largest community in Illinois. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in North Aurora, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to North Aurora, and putting down their money on brand new construction. North Aurora’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. North Aurora does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $90,315.00.

North Aurora real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although North Aurora house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some villages, North Aurora isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in North Aurora are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, North Aurora is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in North Aurora who work in management occupations (12.74%), office and administrative support (11.73%), and sales jobs (11.67%).

Also of interest is that North 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: 8.31% 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.

One downside of living in North Aurora, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.50 minutes every day commuting to work.

The citizens of North Aurora are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.02% of adults in North Aurora have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in North Aurora in 2018 was $40,697, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $162,788 for a family of four. However, North Aurora contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

North Aurora is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call North Aurora home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of North Aurora residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. North Aurora also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.78% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in North Aurora include German, Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

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