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Aurora is a city in Adams County, in the Denver-Aurora metro area. (The community straddles Arapahoe, Adams and Douglas counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

The community was named for a local subdivision.

The latitude of Aurora is 39.729N. The longitude is -104.831W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,407 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 290,418.


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Median household income
Local
$46,507
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Aurora demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Fletcher
Founded during 1891 silver boom
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1,691. The number of murders and homicides was 18. The violent crime rate was 5.9 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Diedrich Coffee, Panera Bread, It's a Grind, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Festival International - Sept. 15, 2007
  • Java Fest - May 20, 2007
  • Fiesta Aurora - June 10, 2007
Dates often change. Check Aurora web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Cherry Creek State Park, Plains Conservation Center
Historic sites and museums: Aurora History Museum, Melvin Schoolhouse
Colleges and universities: Cambridge College, Community College of Aurora, Parks College-Aurora, Platt College, T H Pickens Technical Center
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 109

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Aurora demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Adams County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Denver area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 80019 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

17% of Aurora residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Aurora ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Aurora was $21,095, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

25% of Aurora residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Aurora, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $636.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,099.


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Libraries

Libraries in Aurora include Ald-Smokey Hill Public Library, Aurora Public Library, Aurora Public Library - Chambers Plaza Library, Aurora Public Library - Iliff Square Library, Aurora Public Library - Moorhead Branch, Aurora Public Library-North Branch Library, Aurora Public Library-South Branch Library, Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Aurora include Aurora Sentinel

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Politics

Adams County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Aurora political report.

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Restaurants

Aurora restaurants taking online reservations include The Summit Steakhouse ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Aurora workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 66 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Aurora between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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