Aurora

Aurora

The city boasts some 100 parks and more than 5,000 acres of protected open space.

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Welcome to Aurora

Aurora, CO is located in Arapahoe County. It has a population of 345,867, and is ethnically diverse. Nicknamed the "Gateway to the Rockies," Aurora, CO, has long welcomed visitors and families who are relocating to Colorado. The city has a vibrant arts scene, generous outdoor recreation opportunities and access to the highest quality health care. Aurora is one of the fastest-growing communities in the country and its affordability and development of many 55+ active adult communities make it a popular choice for families with young children who want to live close to their retirement-age parents.
 

Getting Around

The city of Aurora provides services and resources to businesses and development partners with the purpose of retaining, attracting, and expanding business and employment opportunities throughout our community. Access to The Children's Hospital Colorado, Anshutz Medical Campus, and the University of Colorado Hospital is a huge draw for many people moving to the area as well as the quick commute to Buckley AFB and DIA. Looking for more information about Aurora's business development, click here to visit their site.
 

Commuting from Aurora

E-470, I-70, and I-225 all run through various parts of Aurora giving commuters easy access to the surrounding communities of Denver, Parker, Brighton, Stapleton, and Greenwood Village.
 
Denver International Airport (DEN) to Aurora is 12 miles or about 20 minutes.
 
DIA to downtown Denver is a 35-minute drive or A-Line, to get from the airport to Denver Union Station and vice versa courtesy of the Regional Transportation District (RTD), metro Denver's public transit provider takes riders 37 minutes.
 
RTD FasTracks rail system through Aurora 
 

The new A Line services eight stations: 

  • Denver Airport Station
  • 61st and Pena
  • 40th Avenue and Airport
  • Peoria
  • Central Park
  • 40th and Colorado
  • 38th and Blake
  • Union Station

Aurora Schools

Students in Aurora are served by both the Aurora Public School District and the highly nationally ranked Cherry Creek School District.
 

Activities and Attractions

Aurora is home to Southlands mall, featuring almost 2 million square feet of retail and dining, a movie theater and an outdoor splash pad turned ice skating rink in the winter months. The city of Aurora boasts some 100 parks and more than 5,000 acres of protected open space that encourage residents to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle. The city's golf trail includes nearly a dozen courses, including six award-winning municipal courses open to the public. It's also home to Aurora Reservoir which offers a wide range of outdoor recreation opportunities including kayaking, sailing and many miles of trails as well as a "lakefront" lifestyle to its many residents.
 

Overview for Aurora, CO

383,496 people live in Aurora, where the median age is 35 and the average individual income is $34,497. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

383,496

Total Population

35 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$34,497

Average individual Income

Around Aurora, CO

There's plenty to do around Aurora, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

3
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
24
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Sabores De Mi Abuela, DittyPop, and Chef In a Box.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.84 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.09 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.58 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.47 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.9 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.37 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Aurora, CO

Aurora has 138,426 households, with an average household size of 2.76. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Aurora do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 383,496 people call Aurora home. The population density is 2,397.41 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

383,496

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

35

Median Age

50.22 / 49.78%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
138,426

Total Households

2.76

Average Household Size

$34,497

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Aurora, CO

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Aurora. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
Black Forest Hills Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Vista Peak 9-12 Preparatory
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Vista Peak P-8 Exploratory
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Coyote Hills Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Fox Ridge Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Meadow Point Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Cherokee Trail High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Buffalo Trail Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
Pine Ridge Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Altitude Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Primrose School Of Saddle Rock
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Regis Jesuit High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
New Legacy Charter School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Colorado Early Colleges Aurora
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
East Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Fulton Academy of Excellence
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Lansing Elementary Community School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Lyn Knoll Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
North Middle School Health Sciences and Technology
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Sable Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Sixth Avenue Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Wheeling Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Aurora Academy Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Lotus School for Excellence
PUBLIC
K - 12th
1/5
Aurora Frontier K-8
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
Rocky Mountain Prep: Fletcher
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Vega Collegiate Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Arrowhead Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Ponderosa Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
5/5
Sunrise Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Highline Community Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Holy Love Preschool & Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
William Smith High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Dartmouth Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Laredo Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Montview Math & Health Sciences Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Paris Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Virginia Court Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Vassar Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Dalton Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Arkansas Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Tollgate Elementary School of Expeditionary Learni
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Century Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Side Creek Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Global Village Academy Aurora
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Academy of Advanced Learning
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Eastridge Community Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Mission Viejo Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Polton Community Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Summit Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Calvary Christian Academy
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Montessori del Mundo Charter School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Altura Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Aurora Central High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Clyde Miller K-8
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Crawford Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Elkhart Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Kenton Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Vaughn Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Aurora West College Preparatory Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Peoria Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Aurora Science & Technical Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 7th
No rating available
Independence Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Sagebrush Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Cimarron Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
St Therese Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Crescent View Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Denver Street School-East Campus
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Aurora Hills Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Boston K-8 School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Jewell Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Park Lane Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Yale Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Iowa Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Vanguard Classical School - East
PUBLIC
K - 12th
1/5
Edna and John W. Mosley P-8
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Village East Community Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Peace With Christ Christian School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available

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