Aurora is a tiny village located in the state of New York. With a population of 718 people and just one neighborhood, Aurora is the 784th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Aurora was built prior to World War II, 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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.58% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Aurora is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Aurora area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Aurora maintain a good 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.
Aurora’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
Residents of the village have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.69 minutes getting to work every day.