Aurora is a tiny village located in the state of New York. With a population of 773 people and just one neighborhood, Aurora is the 784th largest community in New York. Aurora has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Aurora is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 91.99% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Aurora is a village of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Aurora who work in office and administrative support (15.29%), management occupations (13.59%) and teaching (12.14%).
Of important note, Aurora is also a village of artists. Aurora has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Aurora’s character.
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 8.58% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Aurora is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Aurora to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
For a small village, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Aurora. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Aurora.
The overall crime rate in Aurora is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Aurora spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.69 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the village are less than they would otherwise be.