A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$189,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,024
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%

Aurora Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    232
    273
  • Murder
    7
    6
  • Rape
    98
    41
  • Robbery
    124
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    467
    525
  • Theft
    2,119
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    350
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$53,011
National
$53,889
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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My neighborhood is amazing! It is the ideal neighborhood where neighbors communicate with each other on a regular basis. We've welcomed newcomers, we've received baked goods and treats from others during the holidays, we are part of a neighborhood watch and best of all the neighborhood is safe. I also love the diversity of my community, it simply gives us the perspective that we know each other's struggles and strengths. There are plenty of unselfish services that go on throughout the year, like shoveling snow for the elderly and aiding those who have lost a loved one and the neighborly love that is felt during those times is what makes this neighborhood amazing.
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Aurora is the second biggest city next to Denver in Colorado and has a very diverse population.

The city's population was 325,078 in the 2010 census, which made it the third most populous city in the state of Colorado and the 54th most populous city in the United States.

The Community College of Aurora is a Colorado community college with campuses in Aurora and Denver. In addition to the classes offered at these two campuses, it offers online courses and degrees. The Aurora Community College - CCA - offers an affordable way to transfer to a four-year college or university in Colorado.

Small enough to get to know you, and big enough to offer numerous courses of study that will meet your educational goals. Our exceptional faculty and staff, convenient class times and locations, friendly support services, and CCA offers tuition and fees that are about half of what students pay at a public or private university!
Aurora! Aurora has been my home for over 15 years. My family moved from El Salvador to Aurora, Colorado when I was 5 years old. I remember how excited I was to throw myself in the snow the first time I had ever seen snow. Aurora is my hometown. I attended 5 different Elementary schools, 1 middle school and 2 high schools! One thing I loved from moving so much was the diversity! All of Aurora is rich with different cultures, foods, music, and customs. A taco place might be right across an Ethiopian Restaurant. Take a drive down Colfax and you will understand. Aurora is an amazing city that I call home.