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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Aurora is a suburb of Cleveland with a population of 15,766. Aurora is in Portage County and is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Living in Aurora offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Aurora there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Aurora and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Aurora are highly rated.
About Aurora...
Population
15,766

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$246,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,473
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Aurora Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    37.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    12.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    6.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    68.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    841.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    12.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Aurora

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$84,657
National
$55,322
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Aurora Reviews

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It's a really small town full of upper-middle-class families. The kids are sheltered and a little reckless, and most families aren't willing to let you into their circles. Why would they, when they've all known each other since practically birth? I will say though, that if you can get in there, they're the most loyal group of people you'll ever meet. You'll never see more people turning up to support the football team, or girl's basketball, or the marching band.
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We just moved to Aurora and I'm blown away! It doesn't feel commercial, but there are stores everywhere! There is plenty to do and everyone is very kind and welcoming!
Very close knit small town feel. There are lots of fun community events for families, but there are not a lot of places for young people to live or hang out. Lots of great small businesses and near cleveland for a short and fun trip. Lake erie is also nearby. The school system is very challenging and I would rate it highly. There are lots of good neighborhoods and communities, but the town is not very diverse.