Aurora, Colorado

Aurora, Colorado

Aurora, colorado

Welcome to Aurora, ColoradoSituated on prairie grasslands, rolling hills and the Black Forest’s northern tip, Aurora offers something for every lifestyle, from convenient urban livingto master-planned communities.Long known as the Gateway to the Rockies, this All-America City on the eastern edge of the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Area boasts spectacular views of the Front Range spanning from Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs to Longs Peak in the Rocky Mountain National Park.More than 335,000 residents choose to live in Aurora, making it the third largest city in Colorado and the 56th largest in the United States.It’s also the eighth safest city of its size in the nation.AuroraFactsNameand City Government StructureFounded in 1891, the city of Aurora was originally named Fletcher by its founder, former Chicago resident Donald Fletcher. In 1907, the town changed its name to Aurora.Council/City Manager: Mayor, 6 Council Ward Representatives and 4 At Large MembersGeographyLatitude: 39° 41’ 45” N (39.695833°) Longitude: 104° 48’ 29” W (-104.808056°)Land Area: 154total square miles; 80.73 square miles of developed landOfficial Elevation: 5,435feet (6,229 feet at highestpointand 5,285 feet at lowest point)Located in Arapahoe, Adams and Douglas countiesClimateSemi-arid –mild and dryWarmest Month: July (Average High, 90°F; Average Low, 55°F)Coolest Month: January (Average High, 45°F; Average Low, 16°F)Most Precipitation: May (Average, 2.85 inches)Least Precipitation: January (Average, 0.49 inches)Population2010 Census: 325,078Estimated Average Annual Growth Rate: 1.76%Median Age (2010): 34.5Estimated Population by Single Race Classification (% of population in 2010): White, 61.1%; Black, 15.7%; Asian, 4.9%; other, 18.3%Estimated Hispanic/Latino Population (% of population in 2010): Hispanic or Latino, 28.7%; not Hispanic or Latino, 71.3%Average Household Size (2010): 2.58Median Family Income (2010): $45,904TransportationServes as a strategic transportation hub centrally located in the United StatesLocated minutes from Denver International Airport and Front Range AirportIntersected by I-225, I-70 and E-470Light rail stop operating at I-225 and Parker Roadand additional stop under construction at Iliff Avenue; more stops projected to open in the coming yearsalong major transportation corridors in Aurora as part of metrolight rail system.

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