Named for the Goddess of Dawn, Aurora is one of the most popular places to buy a home in Colorado. Located directly east of Denver, residents of Aurora enjoy all the benefits of a metro suburb with affordable housing options and ample outdoor activities. Aurora is Colorado's third largest city. At 151 square miles, the city reaches into Arapahoe, Adams and Douglas counties. Aurora's strategic comprehensive plan emphasizes the formation of livable, full-service neighborhoods.
Over 450 neighborhoods complete the fabric of the community. Just minutes away from Denver International Airport (DIA), Aurora is home to a vibrant business environment, including major industries such as aerospace, which includes Raytheon company, Northrop Grumman, Lockeheed Martin and Boeing Company, military, Buckley Air Force Base, high-tech, biotechnology and health care, distribution and manufacturing. The Fitzsimmons Life Science district and Anschutz Medical Campus redevelopment project, consisting of one square mile, is undergoing a $5.2 billion transformation. This site will eventually employ 44,569 people. Education flourishes in Aurora, with five school districts and eight campuses of higher learning, meeting the instructional needs of residents and those beyond the city limits. Recreation includes 80 parks, 7 public golf courses, 7 outdoor and 3 indoor swimming pools and other recreational facilities.
More Information about Aurora
At an elevation of
5,542 feet sits the city of Aurora, Colorado. The approximate population of Aurora is
326,249 residents. There are currently
721 properties for sale in Aurora, CO.
Aurora residents have a median household income of
$51,048; compared to the surrounding county’s median household income of
$60,400, and the national median household income of
The median age for residents of Aurora is 33.3 years.
less family-centric than the surrounding county. In Aurora, 34.26% of households contain married families with children; compared to 35.46% in the surrounding county.
single residents than the national average, with 10.24% compared to the national average of communities with 9.45% of single residents.
The average high temperature in July for Aurora is 90 degrees. The average low temperature for Aurora in January is 15.3 degrees. Aurora sees an average rainfall of approximately 16.9 inches per year, and a snow accumulation of 52.2 inches per year. There are an average of 243 days of sunlight each year in Aurora; compared to an average of 253 days across the state, and 205 days across the nation.