The City of Aurora is the 2nd largest city in Illinois with a population of 199,947 as of July 1, 2015. Aurora ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Aurora is located at latitude 41.7635 and longitude -88.2901 in Kane County. The formal boundaries for the City of Aurora (see map below) encompass a land area of 44.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.89 sq. miles. Kane County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 679 feet.
While the primary coordinates for City of Aurora are located in Kane County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into DuPage County, Will County, and Kendall County.
The City of Aurora (GNIS ID: 2394031) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Aurora population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.
|Population in Households||197,764|
|Population in Familes||169,775|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||2,183|
|Average Household Size||3.14|
|Average Family Size||4|
|Total Housing Units||68,133 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||42,403 (62.2%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||20,541 (30.1%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||5,189 ( 7.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$191,474|
|Average Home Value||$225,255|
|Median Household Income||$62,578|
|Average Household Income||$84,550|
|Per Capita Income||$26,812|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||3.21%|
|Per Capita Income||2.45%|
The table below compares Aurora to the other 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 2||100th|
|Population Density1||# 60||96th|
|Diversity Index2||# 14||99th|
|Median Household Income||# 366||73rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 524||62nd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.