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Aurora, Colorado - Basic Facts

Aurora is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Aurora.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Adams County at latitude 39.7294 and longitude -104.8319. Adams County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,403 feet.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Aurora: Fletcher.

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Aurora, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Aurora to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 3 100th
Population Density1 # 64 86th
Diversity Index2 # 8 98th
Median Household Income # 223 52nd
Per Capita Income # 260 43rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.

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Aurora, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 343,004
Population in Households 340,245
Population in Familes 273,492
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,759
Population Density1 2,217
Diversity Index2 77
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 128,209
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 83,336
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 136,735 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 71,891 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 56,319 (41.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,526 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $212,231
Average Home Value $239,265
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,987
Average Household Income $67,252
Per Capita Income $25,214
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.27% 1.53%
Households 1.19% 1.52%
Families 1.1% 1.46%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   3.0%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Information Updates

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