A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Aurora ...
The location of Aurora has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
The pronunciation of Aurora: uh-ROHR-uh<2>
When the people of Aurora refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Auroran<3>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Aurora has a population of 200,965 people<4> (see below for details).
Aurora was established in 1835.
The community of Aurora is 720 feet [219 m] above sea level.<5>.
Time Zone: Aurora lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Aurora: (630) & (331)<6>
The ZIP codes for Aurora: 60504-60568, 60572, 60598<7>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Aurora had a population of 197,899 people (or 38.41% of the total population of Kane County). This makes Aurora the county's most populous community.
The population of Aurora represents 1.54% of the population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 2nd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 197,899 people, the population of Aurora increased 38.4% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 142,990 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Aurora had an population of 200,965 people. This is an increase of 1.55% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 40.54% 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 from Aurora and not the distance if you drove.<8>.
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, Colorado, Florida (2), Georgia, 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.aurora-il.org/
The official website for Kane County: www.co.kane.il.us/
The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov
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This page was last modified: 22 Apr 2019