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Welcome to Aurora ...
When the people of Aurora refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Auroran<1>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Aurora has a population of 366,623 people<2> (see below for details).
Aurora was established in 1891 and was incorporated May 5, 1903.
The community of Aurora is 5,600 feet [1,707 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Aurora is about 1 mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.
Time Zone: Aurora lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Aurora: (303) & (720)<4>
The ZIP codes for Aurora: 80010-80019, 80040-80042, 80044-80047<5>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Aurora had a population of 325,078 people (or 56.83% of the total population of Arapahoe County). This makes Aurora the county's most populous community.
The population of Aurora represents 6.46% of the total population of Colorado (which has 5,029,196 people), making it the state's 3rd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 325,078 people, the population of Aurora increased 17.61% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 276,393 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Aurora had an population of 366,623 people. This is an increase of 12.78% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 32.65% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Aurora.
Communities near Aurora ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<6>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Aurora.
Communities Also Named Aurora ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 44 communities that are also named Aurora - they are located in Alabama, Alaska (2), Arkansas, California, Florida (2), Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (2), Kansas (7), Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota (2), Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico (3), New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas (2), Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin (2) and Wyoming.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Aurora.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Aurora:
Websites for Aurora ...
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Aurora ...
Looking for more information about Aurora? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Aurora, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Aurora.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Aurora: www.auroragov.org; www.ci.aurora.co.us/
The official website for Arapahoe County: www.co.arapahoe.co.us/
The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/
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This page was last modified: 17 Jan 2019