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Aurora, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Aurora is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Kane County at latitude 41.7635 and longitude -88.2901. Kane County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 679 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Aurora, but most people and references simply refer to it as Aurora, Illinois.

The P1 Census Class Code for Aurora indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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Aurora, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 200,696
Population in Households 198,514
Population in Familes 170,503
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,182
Population Density1 4,466
Diversity Index2 82


Total Households 63,161
Average Household Size 3.14
Family Households 46,564
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 68,183 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 42,878 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 20,283 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,022 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $185,924
Average Home Value $217,960


Median Household Income $59,737
Average Household Income $83,128
Per Capita Income $26,358
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.33% 0.32%
Households 0.22% 0.31%
Families 0.08% 0.22%
Median Household Income   3.02%
Per Capita Income   2.99%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Aurora, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Aurora to the other 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 2 100th
Population Density1 # 60 96th
Diversity Index2 # 13 99th
Median Household Income # 392 71st
Per Capita Income # 525 62nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.