Aurora, CO

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Population

367,250

1.38% growth

Median Age

34.4


Median Household Income

$63,055

6.03% growth

Poverty Rate

13.7%


Number of Employees

194,926

2.8% growth

Median Property Value

$299,600

18.2% growth

About

In 2017, Aurora, CO had a population of 367k people with a median age of 34.4 and a median household income of $63,055. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Aurora, CO grew from 362,249 to 367,250, a 1.38% increase and its median household income grew from $59,467 to $63,055, a 6.03% increase.

The population of Aurora, CO is 44.7% White Alone, 27.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.4% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Aurora, CO speak a non-English language, and 85.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Aurora, CO are University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus (5,052 degrees awarded in 2016), Community College of Aurora (1,149 degrees), and American Sentinel University (997 degrees).

The median property value in Aurora, CO is $299,600, and the homeownership rate is 60.6%. Most people in Aurora, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Aurora, CO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Aurora, CO employs 195k people. The largest industries in Aurora, CO are Health Care & Social Assistance (23,954 people), Retail Trade (22,094 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (18,720 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($62,384), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,961), and Utilities ($58,168).

Median household income in Aurora, CO is $63,055. Males in Aurora, CO have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,627. The income inequality in Aurora, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$63,055

2017 value

± $2,277

6.03%

1 Year Growth

± 4.77%

Households in Aurora, CO have a median annual income of $63,055, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $59,467 in 2016, which represents a 6.03% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$70,370

Average Male Salary

± $1,540

$53,627

Average Female Salary

± $1,308

In 2017, full-time male employees in Colorado made 1.31 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Colorado by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $63,284 ± $33,979

  2. Asian

    $57,318 ± $5,622

  3. White

    $55,910 ± $1,010

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Colorado workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Aurora, CO is from Colorado.

0.471

2017 Wage GINI

0.469

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.471 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.456% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Colorado across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 867

  2. Census Tract 71.07

  3. Census Tract 832

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Aurora, CO was Census Tract 867 with a value of $140,280, followed by Census Tract 71.07 and Census Tract 832, with respective values of $121,098 and $112,967.

The following map shows all of the places in Aurora, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Aurora, CO (48.6k out of 354k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    23,095 ± 1,098

  2. Hispanic

    21,160 ± 1,085

  3. Other

    9,105 ± 729

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Aurora, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

195k

2017 Value

± 7,082

2.8%

1 Year growth

± 5.09%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Aurora, CO grew at a rate of 2.8%, from 190k employees to 195k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Aurora, CO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (27,975 people), Management Occupations (18,844 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (18,242 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Aurora, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Aurora, CO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (27,975 people), Management Occupations (18,844 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (18,242 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Aurora, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.43 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.32 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.26 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Aurora, CO, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($82,353), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($74,781), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($70,413).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

195k

2017 Value

± 7,082

2.8%

1 Year growth

± 5.09%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Aurora, CO grew at a rate of 2.8%, from 190k employees to 195k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Aurora, CO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (23,954 people), Retail Trade (22,094 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (18,720 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Aurora, CO, though some of these residents may live in Aurora, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Aurora, CO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (23,954 people), Retail Trade (22,094 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (18,720 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Aurora, CO has an unusually high number of Information (1.57 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.53 times), and Construction (1.33 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Aurora, CO, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($62,384), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,961), and Utilities ($58,168).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $30.1B

  2. $22.9B

  3. $15.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $30.1B, followed by Mixed freight ($22.9B) and Electronics ($15.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Colorado products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$208B

2015 Value

$314B

Projected 2045 Value

51.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Colorado trade was $208B. This is expected to increase 51.4% to $314B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Colorado trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $12.5B

  2. $9.22B

  3. $7.43B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wyoming with $12.5B, followed by Nebraska with $9.22B and California and $7.43B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Colorado shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.7% of the population of Aurora, CO has health coverage, with 49.1% on employee plans, 19.9% on Medicaid, 7.2% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 2.4% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Aurora, CO was $6,804 in 2014. This is a 5.13% increase from the previous year ($6,472).

Primary care physicians in Aurora, CO see 1243 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.404% increase from the previous year (1238 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1291 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 326 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fremont County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (8.8%). Additionally, Logan County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (28.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,243 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Colorado see an average of 1,243 patients per year. This represents a 0.404% increase from the previous year (1,238 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,804

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,623

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,143

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,287

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Colorado (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.13%, from $6,472 to $6,804.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.3%

Uninsured

49.1%

Employer Coverage

19.9%

Medicaid

7.2%

Medicare

11%

Non-Group

2.4%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Aurora, CO declined by 9.05% from 11.4% to 10.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Aurora, CO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 8.8% prevalence

  2. 8.7% prevalence

  3. 8.4% prevalence

Fremont County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Colorado, at 8.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Colorado by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Aurora, CO is home to a population of 367k people, from which 85.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 19.3% of Aurora, CO residents were born outside of the country (70.9k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Aurora, CO is composed of 164k White Alone residents (44.7%), 101k Hispanic or Latino residents (27.6%), 56.5k Black or African American Alone residents (15.4%), 28.6k Asian Alone residents (7.78%), 12.4k Two or More Races residents (3.38%), 1.81k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.493%), 1.38k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.375%), and 1.05k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.286%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Aurora, CO are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Aurora, CO was 34.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Aurora, CO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Aurora, CO residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

19.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

70.9k people

18.9%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

68.5k people

As of 2017, 19.3% of Aurora, CO residents (70.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Aurora, CO was 18.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    234,816 ± 11,645 people

  2. India

    20,457 ± 3,505 people

  3. China

    19,921 ± 3,459 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 234,816 Colorado residents, followed by India with 20,457 and China with 19,921.

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Citizenship

85.7%

2017 Citizenship

87%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 85.7% of Aurora, CO residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Aurora, CO was 87%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    164k ± 5.75k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    101k ± 8.41k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    56.5k ± 4.81k

In 2017, there were 1.62 times more White Alone residents (164k people) in Aurora, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 101k Hispanic or Latino and 56.5k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Aurora, CO as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Aurora, CO citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Aurora, CO was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Aurora, CO are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    7,411 ± 1,143

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    6,036 ± 1,163

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    4,033 ± 845

Aurora, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Aurora, CO awarded 9,453 degrees. The student population of Aurora, CO is skewed towards women, with 14,609 male students and 22,532 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Aurora, CO are White (5,038 and 56.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,487 and 16.8%), Black or African American (759 and 8.56%), and Unknown (706 and 7.96%).

The largest universities in Aurora, CO by number of degrees awarded are University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus (5,052 and 53.4%), Community College of Aurora (1,149 and 12.2%), and American Sentinel University (997 and 10.5%).

The most popular majors in Aurora, CO are Nursing Administration (972 and 10.3%), General Business Administration & Management (646 and 6.83%), and Registered Nursing (413 and 4.37%).

The median tuition costs in Aurora, CO are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $7,536 and $23,232 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 390 degrees awarded

  2. 357 degrees awarded

  3. 450 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Aurora, CO was General Business Administration & Management with 390 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Aurora, CO according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 5,052 degrees awarded

  2. 1,149 degrees awarded

  3. 997 degrees awarded

$7,536

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Aurora, CO institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus with 5,052 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,540

Degrees Awarded to Men

5,913

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 3,540 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Aurora, CO, which is 0.599 times less than the 5,913 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,038 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,487 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    759 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Aurora, CO were to White students. These 5,038 degrees mean that there were 3.39 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,487 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Aurora, CO was $299,600 in 2017, which is 1.38 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $253,400 to $299,600, a 18.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Aurora, CO is 60.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Aurora, CO have an average commute time of 27.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Aurora, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$63,055

Median Household Income

± $2,277

128k

Number of Households

± 5,219

In 2017, the median household income of the 128k households in Aurora, CO grew to $63,055 from the previous year's value of $59,467.

The following chart displays the households in Aurora, CO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$299,600

2017 Median

± $7,040

$253,400

2016 Median

± $6,674

In 2017, the median property value in Aurora, CO grew to to $299,600 from the previous year's value of $253,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Aurora, CO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Aurora, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Aurora, CO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Aurora, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

60.6%

2017 Homeownership

57.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 60.6% of the housing units in Aurora, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Aurora, CO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Aurora, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Aurora, CO have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

27.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Aurora, CO have a longer commute time (27.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.39% of the workforce in Aurora, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.2%

  2. Carpooled

    9.88%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.81%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Aurora, CO was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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