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Aurora
  • Suburb of Chicago, IL

Report Card

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

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Aurora is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 181,405. Aurora is in Kane County. Living in Aurora offers residents a dense suburban 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.

About

About Aurora...
Population
181,405

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$241,600
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,462
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Aurora Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    253.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    5.6
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    34.4
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    39.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    113.8
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    819.9
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    86.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    national  11%

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