Aurora is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 7,477 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Aurora is the 104th largest community in Missouri.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Aurora is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.46% of the Aurora workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Aurora is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Aurora who work in sales jobs (11.27%), food service (7.59%), and office and administrative support (7.43%).
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.
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Aurora has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Aurora has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Aurora than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Aurora may be for you.
Being a small city, Aurora does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In Aurora, just 11.82% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Aurora in 2010 was $16,969, which is lower middle income relative to Missouri, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $67,876 for a family of four.
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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Aurora include German, English, Scots-Irish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Aurora is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.