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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Aurora is a city in Colorado with a population of 363,550. Aurora is in Arapahoe County. Living in Aurora offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Aurora there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Aurora and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Aurora are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$259,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,241
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Aurora Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    450.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    103.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    169.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    462.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,928.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    592.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

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Aurora is a diverse community full of Hispanic culture. The local stores and restaurants are amazing, the people are kind and the food is delicious! The presentation of Aurora is poor, the city does a poor job of making the communities look beautiful. That should be changed because it might attract travelers considering the Denver Internation Airport is right next to Aurora.
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Aurora is a great place to live because it houses a lot of fine people who care about their community. Aurora has a lot of parks that encourage recreational activities for the rising generation in order to promote healthy living, exercise, and making friendships all while having a great time. Aurora is a great place to live, wonderful really!
I have grown up and lived in Aurora my whole life. I live on the boarder of Aurora and Parker love it. I'm, at most, an hour away from Denver so it is very easy and convenient getting into the city for school, work, or play. When I moved here as a child, everything east of e-470 was prairie. Now it is a shopping mall and a further extension of the Aurora suburb. This has been my least favorite part of living out here. It used to feel so remote yet so central, and it feels more like your average suburb these days. I do have to say however that my neighborhood is incredibly ethnically diverse which is something not frequently found in the suburbs, and a huge plus to living out here! So many people grow up in a social bubble based off of where they live and I feel fortunate to have grown up exposed to a variety of cultures, languages, and religions.