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Overview

Introduction to North Aurora, Illinois

North Aurora, Illinois, in Kane county, is 3 miles NW of Aurora, Illinois and 35 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The village is part of the Chicago metropolitan statistical area.

North Aurora History

North Aurora was initially known as "Schneider's Mill" or "Schneider's Crossing." The foundation of the village was laid in 1834 by John Peter Schneider, a German immigrant who also established a mill and dam on the Fox River. Schneider Elementary School in North Aurora is named after him.

North Aurora and nearby Attractions

  • Green Valley Golf Course
  • Fox Valley Country Club
  • Hollywood Casino Aurora
  • Mooseheart Cemetery
  • Batavia Depot Museum
  • Messenger Public Library of North Aurora

Things To Do In North Aurora

Aurora Island Park, Highland Park, Schneider Park, and Goodwin Park provide a host of recreational activities to the residents and visitors of North Aurora. Green Valley Golf Course allows visitors to enjoy a relaxing game of golf.

North Aurora Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International Airport is the nearest major airport.

North Aurora Higher Education

Waubonsee Community College, North Central College, Elgin Community College, and Benedictine University provide higher education to the people of North Aurora.

People

Total Population17,154
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens10.3%
Employed Population 16+8,889
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married56.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher35.3%
Median Earnings25+$47,943
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,231
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,211

Wealth

Median Family Income$90,010
% Above Poverty Level92.7%
% Below Poverty Level7.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone23.9%
Median Gross Rent$912
Median House Value$227,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28.3%
US/American0.1%
English6.5%
Irish11.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

North Aurora Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 3 miles NW of Aurora, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City35 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
CountyKane
Standard Zip Codes60542
Phone Area Codes630
Time ZoneCentral (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude41.806
Longitude-88.327

North 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)

StationAURORA
Distance2.8 miles
Jan Temp11 to 29 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches
StationWHEATON 3 SE
Distance13.5 miles
Jan Temp14 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip37.9 inches
StationCHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
Distance24.4 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip36.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Aurora200,614$71,174
Batavia26,105$113,976
Geneva21,704$110,764

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

North Aurora Public Libraries

Library
Messenger Pub. Lib. Of North Aurora
14 EAST STATE STREET
North Aurora, Illinois
(630) 896-0240
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