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Aurora, CO

Aurora is centrist with a liberal slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress
363,550
Aurora Population7
$
42,551
Median Income6
5.6
%
Unemployment Rate17
 

City Score

 

Population

Aurora's 10 to 14 year old population grew by 24% since 2010, making it one of the fastest growing cities for that segment in the United States where the average growth rate is 1%

Age

34.4
Median Age7
15.7
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Aurora residents are predominantly white; however, the city is becoming more diverse as the white community has shrunk by 22.2% since 2010, while the Hispanic community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 17.3%

Race

68.3
%
Colorado Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Aurora's high elevation of 5,403 feet leads to regularly cold weather and somewhat heavy snowfall, but relatively low humidity and little rainfall. The temperature drops to 32°F or below 155 days per year with 57 inches of annual snowfall, 47% humidity, and 14 inches of annual rainfall

Weather

24
%
Chance of Rain12
69
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature38

 

Housing

The average home value in Aurora increased by 98% since 2010 which is 56% higher than the national average and 22% higher than the state average

Rent

$
1,990
Monthly Average13
41
%
Renters39

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Aurora is a somewhat low tax location with income tax near the national average and property tax 52% lower than the national average, but sales tax 24% higher than the national average.

Other

0.53
%
Property Tax21
8.5
%
Sales Tax19
1.79
%
Vehicle Tax21

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)40

 

Employment

Aurora has an average employment rate of 94% which is 1% higher than the national average. The largest employers are UCHealth and Childrens Hospital Colorado

Income

16.6
%
<$25,0006
9.2
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry17

 

Politics

Aurora is centrist with a liberal slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results41

Representatives

Mayor28 Mike Coffman
Republican
House of Representative28 Jason Crow
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Rose Medical Center, is 3.8 miles from the center of Aurora, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, Cheyenne VA Medical Center, is 97.5 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, is 1.4 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical29 Yes
Decriminalized29 Yes
 

Safety

In Colorado, 37.9% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a decrease since 2000 when 46.7% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

Yes
Universal Background Checks30
No
Permit to Purchase Law30

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Fun Facts

  • This 4,000-acre park consists of camp sites, hiking trails, and an 880-acre reservoir enjoyed by powerboats, sailboats, and paddle craft
  • Located in the Stanley Marketplace, ZERO Market is Colorado’s first waste-free store. They sell an array of household products and gifts with everything sold being either recyclable or compostable
  • A nature preserve and educational center that shows visitors what life was like on a prairie with replicas of a homestead village and tipi camp that showcase pioneer and plains Native Americans life in the late 1800's
 

Top Destinations

  • In 1965, Norma Walker became the first female mayor of a U.S. city with over 60,000 residents. To date, Walker has been the only female mayor in the city's history32
  • Aurora has 9 championship golf courses, including 6 that are operated by the city. With over 300 days of sunshine each year, many of the courses are playable year-round33
  • Aurora has 91 miles of bike-friendly trails and 7,500 acres of open space34
 

Recognition

#92 2019 Best Cities to Retire by WalletHub31
 

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