Aurora, IL Population

By | June 13, 2019

Population: 142,990. Estimated population in July 2020: 168,181 (+17.6% change)
Males: 72,020 (50.4%), Females: 70,970 (49.6%)

Kane County

Zip codes: 60504, 60505, 60506.

Median resident age: 29.3 years
Median household income: $54,861
Median house value: $135,500

Races in Aurora:

  • White Non-Hispanic (52.1%)
  • Hispanic (32.6%)
  • Other race (14.5%)
  • Black (11.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.9%)
  • Asian Indian (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Filipino (0.6%)

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

Ancestries: German (17.5%), Irish (9.8%), English (5.6%), Italian (4.7%), Polish (4.6%), United States (3.0%).

Elevation: 676 feet

Land area: 38.5 square miles

Map of Aurora, IL

Population

For population 25 years and over in Aurora

  • High school or higher: 75.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 29.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Aurora city

  • Never married: 29.0%
  • Now married: 57.2%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

21.6% Foreign born (17.4% Latin America, 2.4% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +42,004 (+41.6%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Aurora:

  • MERCY CENTER FOR HEALTH CARE SERVICES (1325 N HIGHLAND AVENUE)
  • RUSH COPLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (2000 OGDEN AVENUE)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Aurora:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Aurora:

  • CHICAGO O’HARE INTL (about 32 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: ORD)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 38 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: MDW)
  • GREATER ROCKFORD (about 62 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; Abbreviation: RFD)

Other public-use airports nearest to Aurora:

  • DUPAGE (about 11 miles; CHICAGO/WEST CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: DPA)
  • AURORA MUNI (about 12 miles; CHICAGO/AURORA, IL; Abbreviation: ARR)
  • CLOW INTL (about 14 miles; BOLINGBROOK, IL; Abbreviation: 1C5)

Amtrak stations near Aurora:

  • 11 miles: NAPERVILLE (E. 4TH & ELLSWORTH AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: PLANO (MAIN ST. WEST OF CENTER ST.)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Aurora:

  • AURORA UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 1,719; Location: 347 S GLADSTONE AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.aurora.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • ILLINOIS ACADEMY OF REAL ESTATE (Location: 316 N LAKE ST; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Aurora:

  • NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE (about 11 miles; NAPERVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,088)
  • WAUBONSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 11 miles; SUGAR GROVE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,834)
  • WHEATON COLLEGE (about 15 miles; WHEATON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,684)
  • BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; LISLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,102)
  • LEWIS UNIVERSITY (about 16 miles; ROMEOVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,974)
  • JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 18 miles; JOLIET, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,075)
  • COLLEGE OF DUPAGE (about 18 miles; Glen Ellyn, IL; Full-time enrollment: 15,545)

Schools

Public high schools in Aurora:

  • WAUBONSIE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 3,156; Location: 2590 ROUTE 34; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WEST AURORA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 3,144; Location: 1201 W NEW YORK ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • EAST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,539; Location: 500 TOMCAT LANE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • IL MATHEMATICS & SCIENCE ACADEMY (Students: 639; Location: 1500 W SULLIVAN RD; Grades: 10 – 12)
  • INDIAN PLAINS ALTERNATIVE H S (Students: 78; Location: 1322 N EOLA RD; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high schools in Aurora:

  • AURORA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 959; Location: 14 BLACKHAWK STREET; Grades: PK – 12)
  • MARMION ACADEMY (Students: 476; Location: 1000 BUTTERFIELD RD; Grades: 9 – 12; Boys only)
  • ROSARY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 435; Location: 901 NORTH EDGELAWN; Grades: 9 – 12; Girls only)
  • AURORA CENTRAL CATHOLIC H S (Students: 415; Location: 1255 N EDGELAWN DR; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • FOX RIVER VLLY CHRISTIAN SCH (Students: 39; Location: P O BOX 842; Grades: PK – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Aurora:

  • STILL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,094; Location: 787 MEADOWRIDGE DR; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • FRANCIS GRANGER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,011; Location: 2721 STONEBRIDGE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • C M BARDWELL ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 987; Location: 550 S LINCOLN AVE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • K D WALDO MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 861; Location: 56 JACKSON ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WASHINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 857; Location: 231S CONSTITUTION DR; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • JEFFERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 846; Location: 1151 PLUM ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • C F SIMMONS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 812; Location: 1130 SHEFFER RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • HENRY W COWHERD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 798; Location: 441 NORTH FARNSWORTH; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • REBA O STECK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 755; Location: 460 INVERNESS DRIVE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • JOHN GATES ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 730; Location: 800 SEVENTH AVE; Grades: KG – 05)

Biggest private primary/middle schools in Aurora:

  • HOLY ANGELS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 734; Location: 720 KENSINGTON PLACE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL SCH (Students: 457; Location: 601 TALMA STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST RITA OF CASCIA SCHOOL (Students: 381; Location: 770 W OLD INDIAN TRAIL; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST JOSEPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 351; Location: 706 HIGH STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ANNUNCIATION OF B V M SCHOOL (Students: 291; Location: 1840 CHURCH ROAD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST PAULS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 215; Location: 550 SECOND AVE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ARCHBISHOP ROMERO CATH SCHOOL (Students: 194; Location: 312 NORTH HIGH STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • COVENANT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 146; Location: 635 N RANDALL RD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • FOX VALLEY MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 132; Location: 850 N COMMONWEALTH; Grades: PK – 6)
  • ST MARKS CHILD DEVELOPMENT CNT (Students: 120; Location: 27 SOUTH EDGELAWN; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Aurora:

  • AURORA P.L. (Operating income: $5,536,632; Location: 1 E. BENTON STREET; 402,749 books; 36,049 audio materials; 11,409 video materials; 830 serial subscriptions)