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Aurora, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Aurora is the 3rd largest city in Colorado with a population of 373,444 as of July 1, 2019. 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 (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 South Aurora Division of Adams County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Aurora: Fletcher.

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Aurora, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Aurora, CO Housing Affordability Index is 100
State of Colorado Housing Affordability Index is 97
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Aurora, CO Wealth Index is 86
State of Colorado Wealth Index is 111
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 373,444
Population in Households 370,862
Population in Families 298,261
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,582
Population Density 2,432
Diversity Index1 78
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $63,650
Average Household Income $83,893
Per Capita Income $30,997
Wealth Index3 86

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 146,149 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 83,483 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 54,712 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,954 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $325,618
Housing Affordability Index2 100
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 138,195
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 90,236
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.51% 1.45%
Households 1.36% 1.38%
Families 1.37% 1.37%
Median Household Income   3.48%
Per Capita Income   3.27%

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, 2019 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 Density # 57 88th
Diversity Index # 6 99th
Median Household Income # 183 60th
Per Capita Income # 229 50th

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