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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 Population 17,154
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 10.3%
Employed Population 16+ 8,889
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 56.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.3%
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 Level 92.7%
% Below Poverty Level 7.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.9%
Median Gross Rent $912
Median House Value $227,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.3%
US/American 0.1%
English 6.5%
Irish 11.3%

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

North Aurora Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles NW of Aurora, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 35 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Kane
Standard Zip Codes 60542
Phone Area Codes 630
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.806
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)

Station AURORA
Distance 2.8 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 13.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
Station CHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
Distance 24.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aurora 200,614 $71,174
Batavia 26,105 $113,976
Geneva 21,704 $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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