The City of Aurora is the 3rd largest city in Colorado with a population of 378,727 as of July 1, 2021. 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 39.7294 and longitude -104.8319 in Adams County. The formal boundaries for the City of Aurora 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 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 South Aurora Division of Adams County.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Aurora: Fletcher.
|Total Population||378,727 (100%)|
|Population in Households||375,947 (99.3%)|
|Population in Families||301,802 (79.7%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||2,780 ( 0.7%)|
|Median Household Income||$68,894|
|Average Household Income||$90,339|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||23%|
|Per Capita Income||$33,580|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||148,043 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||87,057 (58.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||53,881 (36.4%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||7,105 ( 4.8%)|
|Median Home Value||$376,046|
|Average Home Value||$438,338|
|Housing Affordability Index3||109|
|Average Household Size||2.67|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.62%|
|Per Capita Income||2.76%|
|Owner Occupied HU||1.69%|
The table below compares Aurora to the other 459 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 Density||# 57||88th|
|Median Household Income||# 200||57th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 220||48th|
|Per Capita Income||# 244||47th|
|Diversity Index||# 6||99th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.