Aurora is a large city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 379,289 people and 83 constituent neighborhoods, Aurora is the third largest community in Colorado.
Unlike some cities, Aurora isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Aurora are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Aurora is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Aurora who work in office and administrative support (13.38%), sales jobs (9.83%), and management occupations (9.03%).
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.
Aurora is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Aurora is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.
In Aurora, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.70 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
One important feature of Aurora is that it is one of the most car-oriented large cities in the country. In fact, 80.71% of people commute to and from work every day by private automobile, eschewing alternative forms of transportation, which are not widely available in Aurora anyway. So, if you like to drive, Aurora is the city for you! The landscape around Aurora reflects this: wide streets, parking lots, plenty of highways, malls, and shopping centers are what you'll find.
Aurora is a big city, and with that comes lots of benefits. One benefit is that most big cities have public transit, but Aurora really shines when it comes to the extensiveness and use of its public transit system. More than most large American cities, Aurora citizens use public transit daily to get to and from work. And while there are transportation options, most people in Aurora ride the bus. Whereas in some cities one is destined to sit in traffic every morning to get to work and every evening to get home, in Aurora a lot leave their cars at home (if they even choose to own one), and hop a ride on the bus.
The education level of Aurora citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.74% of adults in Aurora have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Aurora in 2018 was $30,504, which is middle income relative to Colorado, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $122,016 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 28.59% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Aurora include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.
Aurora also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.09%.
The most common language spoken in Aurora is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.