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Welcome to Aurora ...
The pronunciation of Aurora: uh-ROHR-uh<2>
Aurora was established in 1835.
When the people of Aurora refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Auroran<3>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Aurora has a population of 197,682 people<4> (see below for details).
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
Area codes for Aurora: (630) & (331)<6>
The ZIP codes for Aurora: 60504-60568, 60572, 60598<7>
Websites for Aurora ...
Official Website: www.aurora-il.org/
Chamber of Commerce: www.aurorachamber.com/
Junior League: www.jlkd.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Aurora had an population of 197,682 people. This is a decrease of 0.11% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 38.25% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Aurora had a population of 197,899 people (which is 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 (which had a count of 142,990 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Aurora.
Communities Also Named Aurora ...
Using our Gazetteer, we 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.
Communities near Aurora ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Aurora.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Aurora. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Aurora.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Aurora. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Aurora.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Aurora. Our list includes 60 papers. See our Newspapers Page 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.
Adding Aurora to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Aurora in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Aurora was in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).
We also found Aurora in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Aurora.
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/updated: 21 Nov 2023