Aurora, CO Population

By | June 6, 2019

Population: 276,393. Estimated population in July 2020: 297,235 (+7.5% change)
Males: 136,901 (49.5%), Females: 139,492 (50.5%)

Adams County

Zip codes: 80010, 80011, 80012, 80013, 80014, 80015, 80016, 80017, 80018, 80019.

Median resident age: 31.7 years
Median household income: $46,507
Median house value: $144,600

Races in Aurora:

  • White Non-Hispanic (59.2%)
  • Hispanic (19.8%)
  • Black (13.4%)
  • Other race (8.1%)
  • Two or more races (4.2%)
  • American Indian (1.8%)
  • Korean (1.2%)
  • Vietnamese (0.9%)
  • Other Asian (0.6%)
  • Chinese (0.5%)
  • Filipino (0.5%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (18.3%), Irish (10.2%), English (8.8%), United States (4.5%), Italian (3.6%), French (2.7%).

Elevation: 5435 feet

Land area: 142.5 square miles

Map of Aurora, CO

Population

For population 25 years and over in Aurora

  • High school or higher: 85.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 24.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Aurora city

  • Never married: 28.7%
  • Now married: 52.1%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

16.2% Foreign born (9.7% Latin America, 3.4% Asia, 2.0% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +53,274 (+23.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Aurora:

  • MEDICAL CTR OF AURORA THE (700 POTOMAC ST)
  • SCCI HOSPITAL – AURORA (700 POTOMAC ST)
  • SPALDING REHABILITATION HOSP (900 POTOMAC ST)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Aurora:

  • BUCKLEY AFB (about 5 miles; AURORA, CO; Abbreviation: BKF)
  • DENVER INTL (about 15 miles; DENVER, CO; Abbreviation: DEN)
  • FORT COLLINS-LOVELAND MUNI (about 54 miles; FORT COLLINS/LOVELAND, CO; Abbreviation: FNL)

Other public-use airports nearest to Aurora:

  • CENTENNIAL (about 10 miles; DENVER, CO; Abbreviation: APA)
  • AURORA AIRPARK (about 12 miles; AURORA, CO; Abbreviation: 01V)
  • FRONT RANGE (about 20 miles; DENVER, CO; Abbreviation: FTG)

Amtrak stations near Aurora:

  • 14 miles: DENVER (1701 WYNKOOP ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: DENVER INTERNATIONAL AP’T (DENVER, DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT) – Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Aurora:

  • COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF AURORA (Full-time enrollment: 2,219; Location: 16000 E CENTRETECH PKY; Public; Website: www.cca.cccoes.edu)
  • PARKS COLLEGE-AURORA (Full-time enrollment: 787; Location: 6 ABILENE ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.cci.edu)
  • T H PICKENS TECHNICAL CENTER (Full-time enrollment: 546; Location: 500 AIRPORT BLVD; Public; Website: www.pickenstech.org)
  • CAMBRIDGE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 426; Location: 12500 East Iliff Avenue; Private, for-profit; Website: www.high-techinstitute.com)
  • PLATT COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 217; Location: 3100 S PARKER RD; Private, for-profit; Website: www.plattcolorado.edu)
  • XENON INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF HAIR DESIGN III (Full-time enrollment: 42; Location: 2231 S PEORIA; Private, for-profit)
  • AMERICAN HEALTH SCIENCE UNIV & NAT INST OF NUTR ED (Location: 101 S JOLIET STE 107; Private, for-profit)
  • ADVANCED CONCEPTS INC REAL ESTATE ACADEMY (Location: 2821 S PARKER RD STE 115; Private, for-profit)
  • COTTONWOOD SCHOOL OF MASSAGE THERAPY (Location: 11100 E MISSISSIPPI STE B100; Private, for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Aurora:

  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-COLORADO CAMPUS (about 13 miles; LONE TREE, CO; Full-time enrollment: 3,098)
  • EMILY GRIFFITH OPPORTUNITY SCHOOL (about 15 miles; DENVER, CO; Full-time enrollment: 3,083)
  • REGIS UNIVERSITY (about 17 miles; DENVER, CO; Full-time enrollment: 5,898)
  • FRONT RANGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 20 miles; WESTMINSTER, CO; Full-time enrollment: 6,858)
  • RED ROCKS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 24 miles; LAKEWOOD, CO; Full-time enrollment: 3,835)
  • COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES (about 27 miles; GOLDEN, CO; Full-time enrollment: 3,183)
  • METROPOLITAN STATE COLLEGE OF DENVER (about 28 miles; DENVER, CO; Full-time enrollment: 12,938)

Schools

Public high schools in Aurora:

  • SMOKY HILL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,733; Location: 16100 EAST SMOKY HILL ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • GRANDVIEW HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,548; Location: 20500 EAST ARAPAHOE ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • AURORA CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,195; Location: 11700 EAST 11TH AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • RANGEVIEW HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,074; Location: 17599 EAST ILIFF AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • OVERLAND HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,039; Location: 12400 EAST JEWELL AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • GATEWAY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,738; Location: 1300 SOUTH SABLE BLVD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • HINKLEY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,661; Location: 1250 CHAMBERS ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CHEROKEE TRAIL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 443; Location: 25901 ARAPAHOE PARKWAY; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WILLIAM SMITH HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 245; Location: 875 PEORIA STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • HARTENBACH HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 132; Location: 500 AIRPORT BLVD; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high schools in Aurora:

  • AURORA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 312; Location: 11001A EAST ALAMEDA; Grades: KG – 12)
  • CEDAR WOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 104; Location: BOX 111389; Grades: KG – 12)
  • ROCKY MTN. CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 84; Location: 1294 FRASER STREET; Grades: 3 – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Aurora:

  • PRAIRIE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,636; Location: 12600 EAST JEWELL AVENUE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • THUNDER RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,528; Location: 5250 SOUTH PICADILLY STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • HORIZON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,425; Location: 3981 SOUTH RESERVOIR ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • LAREDO MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,385; Location: 5000 SOUTH LAREDO STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MRACHEK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,294; Location: 1955 SOUTH TELLURIDE STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • FALCON CREEK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,131; Location: 6100 SOUTH GENOA STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • AURORA HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,128; Location: 1009 SOUTH UVALDA STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • EAST MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,035; Location: 1275 FRASER STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • LIBERTY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,019; Location: 21500 EAST DRY CREEK ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • COLUMBIA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 994; Location: 17600 EAST COLUMBIA AVENUE; Grades: 06 – 08)

Biggest private primary/middle schools in Aurora:

  • ST PIUS X ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 498; Location: 13680 EAST 14TH PLACE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST THERESE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 299; Location: 1200 KENTON STREET; Grades: KG – 8)
  • HOLY LOVE PRESCHOOL & KINDER (Students: 206; Location: 4210 S CHAMBERS RD; Grades: PK – KG)
  • EXCELSIOR YOUTH CENTER (Students: 181; Location: 15001 E OXFORD AVE; Grades: UG – UG; Girls only)
  • PEACE WITH CHRIST CHRISTIAN SC (Students: 168; Location: 3290 S TOWER RD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • MEADOWOOD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 161; Location: 16051 E DARTMOUTH AVE; Grades: PK – 5)
  • MT OLIVE LUTHERAN PS KNG (Students: 129; Location: 11500 E ILIFF AVE; Grades: PK – KG)
  • CRESENT VIEW ACADEMY/ISLAMIC (Students: 124; Location: 10958 E. BETHANY DR.; Grades: PK – 8)
  • BETHEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 105; Location: 1450 BUCKLEY RD; Grades: PK – 2)
  • QUEEN OF PEACE PREK/KINDERGRTN (Students: 101; Location: 1040 SOUTH UVALDA STREET; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Aurora:

  • AURORA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $5,539,448; Location: 14949 E ALAMEDA PARKWAY; 451,584 books; 17,000 audio materials; 6,000 video materials; 930 serial subscriptions)