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Aurora, IL: What you need to know

Just 45 minutes west of Chicago, Aurora shares a musical history with the Windy City. A little known fact: much of what we know as “Blues” music originated in downtown Aurora during the 1930s. Manufacturing jobs are at the center of Aurora's economy, which includes such firms as - Lyon Workspace Products, The Aurora Silverplate Manufacturing Co. and Barber Greene. Some of the country's most distinctive architecture originated here as well, including the all-glass Farnsworth House; the beehive-shaped Ruth Ford House; and the ornate Sri Venkateswara Swami Temple, one of only three such Hindu temples in the U.S. 

Aurora, IL City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 200,614
Median Age 32
Median Household Income $63,090
Median Home Price $168,900

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Aurora, IL Demographics

Median Population in Aurora , IL

Median Age 31.7%
Age 18 Over 69.5%
Age 21 Over 65.3%
Age 62 Over 9.4%
Age 65 Over 7.3%

Race in Aurora , IL

  Ethnicity White 56%
  Ethnicity Black 9.8%
  Ethnicity Asian 7.4%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 42.2%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.4%
  Ethnicity Other 23.3%

Population By Gender in Aurora , IL

  Male 49.4%
  Female 50.6%

Language in Aurora , IL

  English Only 54.8%
  English Other 45.2%

Economics in Aurora , IL

  Median Household Income $63,090
  Median Home Price $168,900
  Homes Owned 33.7%
  Homes Rent 66.3%
  Median Property Rent $1,071

 
COMMUTE TIME: 29 MINUTES
in Aurora , IL

Commute Types in Aurora , IL

  Walked 1.2%
  Worked at Home 4.1%
  Public Transportation 4.4%
  Other Means 0.9%
  Drove Alone 77.7%
  Carpooled 11.7%

 
Total Employed Armed Forces: 16
In Aurora , IL

 
4.5% CIVILIAN VETERANS
in Aurora , IL