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Overview

Introduction to Aurora

Aurora, Colorado is the state's third largest city, and it's known for its cultural food, artistic exhibits, outdoor recreation, and relaxing atmosphere. Sailing, golfing, art, fast-pitch softball, and live theater are examples of common things to do in the city. Its proximity to Denver has long kept it in the realm of Denver suburb. But that is changing as it gains more and more recognition as a city worthy of its own distinction. During the fall of 1955, President Dwight D. Eisenhower recovered from a heart attack in the city and world attention was then focused on Aurora.

Aurora Culture

The City of Aurora Cultural Arts Program offers the public classes in such subjects as fine arts, dance, pottery, and music. The Aurora Fox Arts Center offers performing arts classes. A summer music concert series as well as concerts in the park are offered. The Aurora History Museum has excellent exhibits chronicling the history and culture of the town. There is a great deal of art in public places around town, which gives Aurora a unique image and allows the city to establish a distinctive aesthetic character. Pottery and fine art sales are common throughout the year. Dance recitals and other performances are held regularly through the City of Aurora Cultural Services Division.

Aurora Sports and Leisure

Aurora sports fans can attend Broncos, Nuggets, Avalanche, and Rockies games. Sports Park in Aurora offers regional and national softball and soccer tournaments on 22 multi-use fields and 12 baseball/softball fields. There are a wide variety of golf courses for the golf lover. These include Saddle Rock, Murphy Creek, Meadow Hills, Aurora Hills, Fitzsimons, Springhill, and Centre Hills. There is always some sports or leisure activity to be a part of, such as cooking, dance, dog training, drama, fitness, gymnastics, mini golf, pottery, racquetball, tennis, and swimming.

Aurora Outdoors

The outdoor lifestyle is a common one in Aurora because the city is close to so much natural beauty. Grandview Dog Park has 5 acres of off-leash dog exercise space just near the Aurora Quincy Reservoir. There are miles and miles of hiking and biking trails to cruise along and enjoy the sunshine. The Morrison Nature Center and Star K Ranch near the Sand Creek Greenway has riding trails, nature hikes, and public workshops. There are two different reservoirs that give people the opportunity to wind sail, bike, walk, or just dive in the water. Garden of the Gods is a beautiful red rock formation at the base of Pikes Peak. Royal Gorge has the world's largest suspension bridge. And Rocky Mountain National Park is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful places in North America.

Aurora at Night

Those looking for ethnically diverse dining will find more than 100 different restaurants to choose from throughout the city of Aurora. Flavors from across the globe make for an appetizing eating experience any time of year. Nearby Denver has been slowly developing a stellar reputation for young, creative chefs and eclectic dining experiences. Bars, nightclubs, and theater also make for an exciting night on the town.

Demographics

People

Total Population351,131
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens10.4%
Employed Population 16+173,201
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married46.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.9%
Median Earnings25+$34,494
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,406
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,402

Wealth

Median Family Income$63,761
% Above Poverty Level85.3%
% Below Poverty Level14.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation5.6%

Housing

People Living Alone26.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,092
Median House Value$206,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)49.4%
German13.5%
Irish7.5%
English6.4%
African3.1%
Italian3%
French Except Basque2%
Polish1.6%
Swedish1.6%
Scottish1.5%
Norwegian1.4%
Ethiopian1.2%
Dutch1%
Russian0.9%
Welsh0.5%
Arab0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Czech0.4%
West Indian0.3%
Somali0.3%
Ghanaian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Nigerian0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Afghan)0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Liberian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
US/American0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Aurora Almanac

CategoryValue
County Arapahoe County, Adams County
Standard Zip Codes80010, 80013, 80017, 80018, 80019, 80045, 80047, 80012, 80014, 80015, 80016, 80011, 80247
P.O. Box Zip Codes80040, 80041, 80042, 80044, 80046
Phone Area Codes303,720
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude39.74
Approximate Longitude-104.86

Aurora Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCHERRY CREEK DAM
Distance4.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 45 F
Apr Temp31 to 62 F
Jul Temp55 to 90 F
Oct Temp34 to 68 F
Annual Precip18.2 inches
StationDENVER INTL AP (DATA FRO
Distance12.5 miles
Jan Temp15 to 43 F
Apr Temp34 to 61 F
Jul Temp59 to 88 F
Oct Temp36 to 66 F
Annual Precip15.8 inches
StationLAKEWOOD
Distance16.7 miles
Jan Temp13 to 44 F
Apr Temp30 to 59 F
Jul Temp55 to 86 F
Oct Temp32 to 65 F
Annual Precip17 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cherry Hills Village6,414$250
Commerce City51,731$73,037
Denver663,303$71,913
Foxfield732$119,583
Glendale4,905$36,006
Greenwood Village15,208$161,279

Aurora Public Libraries

Aurora Public Library
14949 E ALAMEDA PARKWAY
Aurora, Colorado
(303) 739-6640

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Aurora Hospitals

University Of Colorado Hospital Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion
(Government - State)
12605 East 16th Avenue
(720) 848-0000
Kindred Hospital Aurora
(Proprietary)
700 Potomac St 2nd Floor
(720) 857-8333
Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital
(Proprietary)
900 Potomac Street
(303) 367-1166
Medical Center Of Aurora, The
(Proprietary)
1501 S Potomac St
(303) 695-2600
Children's Hospital Colorado
13123 East 16th Avenue
(720) 777-1234

Aurora Public Schools

Aps Early Beginnings - A Zoom Site
812 Jamaica Street
ZIP: 80010
Primary
Total Enrollment 32
Aps Online School
11700 East 11th Avenue
ZIP: 80010
High
Total Enrollment 199
Aurora Academy Charter School
10251 East 1st Ave
ZIP: 80010
Primary
Total Enrollment 544
Aurora Central High School
11700 East 11th Ave
ZIP: 80010
High
Total Enrollment 2188
Aurora West College Preparatory Academy
10100 East 13th Ave
ZIP: 80010
Other
Total Enrollment 1290
Boston K-8 School
1365 Jamaica Street
ZIP: 80010
Primary
Total Enrollment 444
Crawford Elementary School
1600 Florence St
ZIP: 80010
Primary
Total Enrollment 734
Fletcher Community School
10455 East 25th Avenue
ZIP: 80010
Primary
Total Enrollment 482
Fulton Academy Of Excellence
755 Fulton St
ZIP: 80010
Primary
Total Enrollment 525
Kenton Elementary School
1255 Kenton St
ZIP: 80010
Primary
Total Enrollment 640
Lansing Elementary Community School
551 Lansing St
ZIP: 80010
Primary
Total Enrollment 464
Montview Math & Health Sciences Elementary School
2055 Moline St
ZIP: 80010
Primary
Total Enrollment 506
North Middle School Health Sciences And Technology
12095 Montview Blvd
ZIP: 80010
Middle
Total Enrollment 883
Options School
11351 E. Montview Blvd
ZIP: 80010
Other
Total Enrollment 803
Paris Elementary School
1635 Paris St
ZIP: 80010
Primary
Total Enrollment 486
Altura Elementary School
1650 Altura Blvd
ZIP: 80011
Primary
Total Enrollment 621
Clyde Miller K-8
1701 Espana St
ZIP: 80011
Primary
Total Enrollment 574
East Middle School
1275 Fraser St
ZIP: 80011
Middle
Total Enrollment 1051
Elkhart Elementary School
1020 Eagle St
ZIP: 80011
Primary
Total Enrollment 746
Hinkley High School
1250 Chambers Road
ZIP: 80011
High
Total Enrollment 2168
Jamaica Child Development Center
800 Jamaica Street
ZIP: 80011
Primary
Total Enrollment 222
Laredo Child Development Center
1420 Laredo St
ZIP: 80011
Primary
Total Enrollment 328
Laredo Elementary School
1350 Laredo St
ZIP: 80011
Primary
Total Enrollment 550
Lyn Knoll Elementary School
12445 East 2nd Ave
ZIP: 80011
Primary
Total Enrollment 323
Park Lane Elementary School
13001 East 30th Ave
ZIP: 80011
Primary
Total Enrollment 356
Peoria Elementary School
875 Peoria St
ZIP: 80011
Primary
Total Enrollment 600
Sable Elementary School
2601 Sable Blvd
ZIP: 80011
Primary
Total Enrollment 537
Sixth Avenue Elementary School
560 Vaughn St
ZIP: 80011
Primary
Total Enrollment 679
South Middle School
12310 East Parkview Dr
ZIP: 80011
Middle
Total Enrollment 801
Vaughn Elementary School
1155 Vaughn St
ZIP: 80011
Primary
Total Enrollment 580
William Smith High School
400 Airport Blvd
ZIP: 80011
High
Total Enrollment 303
Aurora Hills Middle School
1009 South Uvalda St
ZIP: 80012
Middle
Total Enrollment 948
Aurora Quest K-8
472 South Wheeling St
ZIP: 80012
Primary
Total Enrollment 600
Axl Academy
14100 East Jewell Avenue
ZIP: 80012
Primary
Total Enrollment 531
Gateway High School
1300 South Sable Blvd
ZIP: 80012
High
Total Enrollment 1747
Highline Community Elementary School
11000 East Exposition
ZIP: 80012
Primary
Total Enrollment 611
Jewell Elementary School
14601 East Jewell Ave
ZIP: 80012
Primary
Total Enrollment 530
Lotus School For Excellence
11001-a East Alameda Avenue
ZIP: 80012
Other
Total Enrollment 764
Overland High School
12400 East Jewell Avenue
ZIP: 80012
High
Total Enrollment 2340
Ponderosa Elementary School
1885 South Lima Street
ZIP: 80012
Primary
Total Enrollment 784
Prairie Middle School
12600 East Jewell Avenue
ZIP: 80012
Middle
Total Enrollment 1700
Prairie Preschool
12600 East Jewell Ave
ZIP: 80012
Primary
Total Enrollment 116
Village East Community Elementary School
1433 South Oakland Street
ZIP: 80012
Primary
Total Enrollment 794
Virginia Court Elementary School
395 South Troy St
ZIP: 80012
Primary
Total Enrollment 567
Wheeling Elementary School
472 South Wheeling St
ZIP: 80012
Primary
Total Enrollment 574
Arrowhead Elementary School
19100 East Bates Avenue
ZIP: 80013
Primary
Total Enrollment 667
Aurora Frontier K-8
3200 S Jericho Way
ZIP: 80013
Primary
Total Enrollment 696
Cimarron Elementary School
17373 East Lehigh Pl
ZIP: 80013
Primary
Total Enrollment 556
Columbia Middle School
17600 East Columbia Ave
ZIP: 80013
Middle
Total Enrollment 785
Dakota Valley Elementary School
3950 South Kirk Way
ZIP: 80013
Primary
Total Enrollment 661
Dalton Elementary School
17401 East Dartmouth Ave
ZIP: 80013
Primary
Total Enrollment 568
Dartmouth Elementary School
3050 South Laredo St
ZIP: 80013
Primary
Total Enrollment 399
Horizon Middle School
3981 South Reservoir Road
ZIP: 80013
Middle
Total Enrollment 973
Meadowood Child Development Center
3333 South Norfork Way
ZIP: 80013
Primary
Total Enrollment 282
Mission Viejo Elementary School
3855 South Alicia Parkway
ZIP: 80013
Primary
Total Enrollment 676
Mrachek Middle School
1955 South Telluride St
ZIP: 80013
Middle
Total Enrollment 920
Rangeview High School
17599 East Iliff Ave
ZIP: 80013
High
Total Enrollment 2344
Side Creek Elementary School
19191 East Iliff Pl
ZIP: 80013
Primary
Total Enrollment 684
Sunrise Elementary School
4050 South Genoa Way
ZIP: 80013
Primary
Total Enrollment 674
Vassar Elementary School
18101 East Vassar Ave
ZIP: 80013
Primary
Total Enrollment 538
Yale Elementary School
16001 East Yale Ave
ZIP: 80013
Primary
Total Enrollment 508
Century Elementary School
2500 South Granby Way
ZIP: 80014
Primary
Total Enrollment 351
Eastridge Community Elementary School
11777 East Wesley Avenue
ZIP: 80014
Primary
Total Enrollment 913
Polton Community Elementary School
2985 South Oakland Street
ZIP: 80014
Primary
Total Enrollment 524
Antelope Ridge Elementary School
5455 South Tempe Street
ZIP: 80015
Primary
Total Enrollment 662
Canyon Creek Elementary School
6070 South Versailles Parkway
ZIP: 80015
Primary
Total Enrollment 585
Independence Elementary School
4700 South Memphis Street
ZIP: 80015
Primary
Total Enrollment 509
Indian Ridge Elementary School
16501 East Progress Drive
ZIP: 80015
Primary
Total Enrollment 531
Laredo Middle School
5000 South Laredo Street
ZIP: 80015
Middle
Total Enrollment 1129
Meadow Point Elementary School
17901 East Grand Avenue
ZIP: 80015
Primary
Total Enrollment 520
Options School
16500 E. Smokey Hill Road
ZIP: 80015
Other
Total Enrollment 610
Outback Preschool
5436 South Riviera Way
ZIP: 80015
Primary
Total Enrollment 120
Rolling Hills Elementary School
5756 South Biscay Circle
ZIP: 80015
Primary
Total Enrollment 641
Sagebrush Elementary School
14700 East Temple Place
ZIP: 80015
Primary
Total Enrollment 533
Sky Vista Middle School
4500 S Himalaya Street
ZIP: 80015
Middle
Total Enrollment 878
Smoky Hill High School
16100 East Smoky Hill Road
ZIP: 80015
High
Total Enrollment 2100
Summit Elementary School
18201 East Quincy Ave
ZIP: 80015
Primary
Total Enrollment 371
Thunder Ridge Middle School
5250 South Picadilly Street
ZIP: 80015
Middle
Total Enrollment 1325
Black Forest Hills Elementary School
25233 E. Glasgow Dr
ZIP: 80016
Primary
Total Enrollment 629
Buffalo Trail Elementary School
24300 East Progress Drive
ZIP: 80016
Primary
Total Enrollment 660
Cherokee Trail High School
25901 Arapahoe Parkway
ZIP: 80016
High
Total Enrollment 2724
Coyote Hills Elementary School
24605 E Davies Way
ZIP: 80016
Primary
Total Enrollment 668
Falcon Creek Middle School
6100 South Genoa Street
ZIP: 80016
Middle
Total Enrollment 1022
Fox Ridge Middle School
26301 East Arapahoe Road
ZIP: 80016
Middle
Total Enrollment 1202
Grandview High School
20500 East Arapahoe Road
ZIP: 80016
High
Total Enrollment 2572
Liberty Middle School
21500 East Dry Creek Road
ZIP: 80016
Middle
Total Enrollment 1094
Pine Ridge Elementary School
6525 S. Wheatlands Parkway
ZIP: 80016
Primary
Total Enrollment 752
Arkansas Elementary School
17301 East Arkansas Ave
ZIP: 80017
Primary
Total Enrollment 500
Global Village Academy Aurora
403 South Airport Blvd
ZIP: 80017
Primary
Total Enrollment 1089
Iowa Elementary School
16701 East Iowa Ave
ZIP: 80017
Primary
Total Enrollment 499
Montessori Del Mundo Charter School
15503 East Mississippi Ave Uni
ZIP: 80017
Primary
Total Enrollment 209
Tollgate Elementary School Of Expeditionary Learni
701 South Kalispell Way
ZIP: 80017
Primary
Total Enrollment 695
Vanguard Classical School - East
17101 East Ohio Drive
ZIP: 80017
Other
Total Enrollment 554
Murphy Creek K-8 School
1400 S Old Tom Morris Road
ZIP: 80018
Primary
Total Enrollment 648
Vista Peak 9-12 Preparatory
24500 East 6th Avenue
ZIP: 80018
High
Total Enrollment 1030
Vista Peak P-8 Exploratory
24551 East 1st Avenue
ZIP: 80018
Primary
Total Enrollment 1208
High Point Academy
6750 N. Dunkirk St.
ZIP: 80019
Primary
Total Enrollment 760
Fox Hollow Elementary School
6363 South Waco Street
ZIP: 80116
Primary
Total Enrollment 734

Aurora Private Schools

Cedar Wood Christian Academy
11430 E 19th Ave
ZIP: 80010
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 53
St Therese Catholic School
1200 Kenton St
ZIP: 80010
Elementary
Total Enrollment 190
Bethel Christian School
1450 Airport Blvd
ZIP: 80011
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
St Pius X Catholic School
13680 E 14th Pl
ZIP: 80011
Elementary
Total Enrollment 247
For His Glory Christian Learning Center
11373 E Alameda Ave
ZIP: 80012
Elementary
Total Enrollment 1
Wood Adventist Christian School
1159 S Moline St
ZIP: 80012
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
Calvary Christian Academy
18900 E Hampden Ave
ZIP: 80013
Elementary
Total Enrollment 56
Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran School
17700 E Iliff Ave
ZIP: 80013
Elementary
Total Enrollment 45
Happy Day Learning Center Of Aurora
18651 E Brown Pl
ZIP: 80013
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Meadowood Christian School
16051 E Dartmouth Ave
ZIP: 80013
Elementary
Total Enrollment 66
Peace With Christ Christian School
3290 S Tower Rd
ZIP: 80013
Elementary
Total Enrollment 159
Excelsior Youth Center
15001 E Oxford Ave
ZIP: 80014
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 139
Holy Love Preschool & Kindergarten
4210 S Chambers Rd
ZIP: 80014
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Belle's & Beau's Academy At The Farm
6150 S Tower Rd
ZIP: 80016
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Montessori School Of Cherry Creek
6780 S Liverpool St Unit A & B
ZIP: 80016
Elementary
Total Enrollment 35
Primrose School Of Saddle Rock
5950 S Gun Club Rd
ZIP: 80016
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
Regis Jesuit High School
6400 S Lewiston Way
ZIP: 80016
Secondary
Total Enrollment 1605
The Goddard School
21805 E Quincy Ave
ZIP: 80018
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
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