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The City of Aurora is the 3rd largest city in Colorado with a population of 357,801 as of July 1, 2016. Aurora ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Aurora is located at latitude 39.688 and longitude -104.6897 in Adams County. The formal boundaries for the City of Aurora (see map below) encompass a land area of 153.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0.68 sq. miles. Adams County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,403 feet.
While the primary coordinates for City of Aurora are located in Adams County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Arapahoe County.
The City of Aurora (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Aurora is located within East Arapahoe Division of Adams County.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Aurora population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Aurora: Fletcher.
|Population in Households||355,123|
|Population in Familes||285,602|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||2,678|
|Average Household Size||2.69|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||140,748 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||75,345 (53.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||56,843 (40.4%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||8,560 ( 6.1%)|
|Median Home Value||$198,086|
|Average Home Value||$231,771|
|Median Household Income||$53,568|
|Average Household Income||$70,082|
|Per Capita Income||$26,083|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||1.34%|
|Per Capita Income||1.77%|
The table below compares Aurora to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 3||100th|
|Population Density1||# 58||88th|
|Diversity Index2||# 7||98th|
|Median Household Income||# 225||51st|
|Per Capita Income||# 280||39th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.