Aurora, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Aurora, Colorado - Basic Facts

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The City of Aurora is the 3rd largest city in Colorado with a population of 368,200 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Aurora: Fletcher.

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Aurora, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 368,200
Population in Households 365,529
Population in Familes 293,672
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,671
Population Density1 2,394
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 136,348
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 88,907
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 142,456 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 77,391 (54.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 58,957 (41.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,108 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $214,683
Average Home Value $246,651


Median Household Income $56,454
Average Household Income $74,467
Per Capita Income $27,755
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.73% 1.49%
Households 1.55% 1.38%
Families 1.54% 1.36%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.64%
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.

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, 2017 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 # 57 88th
Diversity Index2 # 8 99th
Median Household Income # 217 53rd
Per Capita Income # 249 46th

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