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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,612
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens10.3%
Employed Population 16+9,257
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married56.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher35.7%
Median Earnings25+$46,273
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,929
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,300

Wealth

Median Family Income$91,570
% Above Poverty Level93.9%
% Below Poverty Level6.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone22.3%
Median Gross Rent$961
Median House Value$229,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28%
German26.4%
Irish11.2%
Italian8.1%
Polish8%
English5.7%
Swedish3%
Norwegian2.8%
French Except Basque2.2%
Czech1.7%
Scottish1.7%
Dutch1.5%
Russian1.2%
Greek1.1%
Romanian1.1%
Lithuanian1.1%
Danishn1.1%
Croatian0.6%
Slovak0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Iranian0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Belgian0.4%
Finnish0.3%
Luxemburger0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Macedonian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Slovene0.1%
African0.1%
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North Aurora Almanac

CategoryValue
County Kane County
Standard Zip Codes60542
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.8
Approximate Longitude-88.33

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
Aurora200,907$72,696
Batavia26,413$114,445
Geneva21,732$113,737
Montgomery19,055$90,096
St. Charles32,745$113,314

North Aurora Public Libraries

Messenger Public Library Of North Aurora
113 OAK STREET
North Aurora, Illinois
(630) 896-0240

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North Aurora Public Schools

Fearn Elementary School
1600 Hawksley Ln
ZIP: 60542
(630) 301-5001
Primary
Total Enrollment 652
Goodwin Elem School
18 Poplar Pl
ZIP: 60542
(630) 301-5052
Primary
Total Enrollment 413
Jewel Middle School
1501 Waterford Rd
ZIP: 60542
(630) 301-5052
Middle
Total Enrollment 716
Schneider Elem School
304 Banbury Rd
ZIP: 60542
(630) 301-5052
Primary
Total Enrollment 522

North Aurora Private Schools

North Aurora Seventh-day Adventist School
940 W Mooseheart Rd
ZIP: 60542
Elementary
Total Enrollment 25
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