Aurora is a large city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 386,261 people and 93 constituent neighborhoods, Aurora is the third largest community in Colorado.
Unlike some cities, Aurora isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Aurora are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Aurora is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Aurora who work in office and administrative support (13.34%), sales jobs (9.42%), and management occupations (8.89%).
Also of interest is that Aurora has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.92% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Aurora is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Aurora is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.
One downside of living in Aurora, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.86 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Of the large cities in America, Aurora is one of the most car-oriented. This is reflected in the urban landscape, which features highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers of all sizes. It is also reflected in the statistics: 80.50% of people in Aurora drive to work in their own car everyday, most often alone. So, if you're going to live in Aurora, you'll need to learn to love driving. Alternative forms of transportation aren't very widely used or supported.
One of the benefits of being a big city like Aurora is having a public transportation system, but in Aurora the transit system is the mode of choice for lots of people getting to and from work every day. You will find many people using the bus for their daily commute, even though other transportation options exist. If you ask these commuters, many will tell you that not having to drive in the snarl of big city traffic is one of main reasons for leaving the car at home, or even not owning a car at all. With so many people taking the bus Aurora benefits from a reduction in air pollution and traffic.
The education level of Aurora citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.98% of adults in Aurora have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Aurora in 2018 was $31,993, which is middle income relative to Colorado, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $127,972 for a family of four. However, Aurora contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Aurora is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Aurora home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Aurora residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Aurora also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 28.34% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Aurora include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.
Aurora also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.61%.
The most common language spoken in Aurora is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.