Aurora, CO

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Population

373,487

1.7% growth

Poverty Rate

13.7%


Median Age

35.2


Median Household Income

$63,128

0.116% growth

Number of Employees

202,045

3.65% growth

Median Property Value

$326,500

8.98% growth

About

In 2018, Aurora, CO had a population of 373k people with a median age of 35.2 and a median household income of $63,128. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Aurora, CO grew from 367,250 to 373,487, a 1.7% increase and its median household income grew from $63,055 to $63,128, a 0.116% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Aurora, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (42.7%), White (Hispanic) (18%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (16.3%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (7.42%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.2%). N/A% of the people in Aurora, CO speak a non-English language, and 87.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Aurora, CO are University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus (5,272 degrees awarded in 2017), Community College of Aurora (909 degrees), and Pickens Technical College (906 degrees).

The median property value in Aurora, CO is $326,500, and the homeownership rate is 59.7%. Most people in Aurora, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Aurora, CO is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for Colorado. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.

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Impact on Employment

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Colorado.

This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Colorado (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Community Mobility

Showing data at the state level for Colorado. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.

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Economy

The economy of Aurora, CO employs 202k people. The largest industries in Aurora, CO are Health Care & Social Assistance (24,719 people), Construction (20,817 people), and Retail Trade (20,130 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($93,750), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,661), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,882).

Median household income in Aurora, CO is $63,128. Males in Aurora, CO have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,774. The income inequality in Aurora, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$63,128

2018 value

± $2,255

0.116%

1 Year Growth

± 5.07%

Households in Aurora, CO have a median annual income of $63,128, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $63,055 in 2017, which represents a 0.116% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Aurora, CO compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$71,627

Average Male Salary

± $1,528

$54,774

Average Female Salary

± $1,246

In 2018, 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. Asian

    $64,200 ± $6,182

  2. White

    $57,410 ± $991

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $52,978 ± $31,442

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Colorado workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.12 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Colorado by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

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

0.46

2018 Wage GINI

0.471

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.24% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2018 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 71.06

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Aurora, CO was Census Tract 867 with a value of $145,156, followed by Census Tract 71.07 and Census Tract 71.06, with respective values of $123,819 and $115,865.

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 13.1%. 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

202k

2018 Value

± 7,794

3.65%

1 Year growth

± 5.11%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Aurora, CO grew at a rate of 3.65%, from 195k employees to 202k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Aurora, CO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (28,273 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (18,858 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (18,109 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 (28,273 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (18,858 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (18,109 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Aurora, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.84 times higher than expected), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.35 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.24 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Aurora, CO, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($83,007), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($76,068), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,807).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

202k

2018 Value

± 7,794

3.65%

1 Year growth

± 5.11%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Aurora, CO grew at a rate of 3.65%, from 195k employees to 202k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Aurora, CO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (24,719 people), Construction (20,817 people), and Retail Trade (20,130 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 (24,719 people), Construction (20,817 people), and Retail Trade (20,130 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Aurora, CO has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (1.56 times higher than expected), Construction (1.56 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.46 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Aurora, CO, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($93,750), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,661), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,882).

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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. $35B

  2. $24.9B

  3. $18.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $35B, followed by Mixed freight ($24.9B) and Electronics ($18.5B).

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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$229B

2020 Value

$314B

Projected 2045 Value

37.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Colorado trade was $229B. This is expected to increase 37.2% 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. $13.9B

  2. $10.6B

  3. $8.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wyoming with $13.9B, followed by Nebraska with $10.6B and California and $8.3B.

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 1186 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.336% decrease from the previous year (1190 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 999 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 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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1,186 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Arapahoe County, CO see an average of 1,186 patients per year. This represents a 0.336% decrease from the previous year (1,190 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Arapahoe County, CO in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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 373k people, from which 87.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 19.3% of Aurora, CO residents were born outside of the country (70.9k people).

In 2018, there were 2.38 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (160k people) in Aurora, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 67k White (Hispanic) and 61.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Aurora, CO was 35.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Aurora, CO are getting getting older. In 2017, 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

    221,927 ± 11,338 people

  2. India

    25,376 ± 3,902 people

  3. China

    18,220 ± 3,309 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 221,927 Colorado residents, followed by India with 25,376 and China with 18,220.

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Citizenship

87.7%

2018 Citizenship

85.7%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 87.7% of Aurora, CO residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Aurora, CO was 85.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Aurora, CO

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    160k ± 6.32k

  2. White (Hispanic)

    67k ± 7.4k

  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    61.1k ± 4.55k

In 2018, there were 2.38 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (160k people) in Aurora, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 67k White (Hispanic) and 61.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Aurora, CO as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    6,122 ± 1,061

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    6,046 ± 1,194

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    4,689 ± 1,017

Aurora, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Aurora, CO awarded 8,954 degrees. The student population of Aurora, CO is skewed towards women, with 15,139 male students and 23,107 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Aurora, CO are White (4,731 and 56.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,494 and 17.8%), Black or African American (711 and 8.47%), and Asian (563 and 6.7%).

The largest universities in Aurora, CO by number of degrees awarded are University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus (5,272 and 58.9%), Community College of Aurora (909 and 10.2%), and Pickens Technical College (906 and 10.1%).

The most popular majors in Aurora, CO are Nursing Administration (861 and 9.62%), General Business Administration & Management (662 and 7.39%), and Registered Nursing (419 and 4.68%).

The median tuition costs in Aurora, CO are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $7,776 and $23,928 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 344 degrees awarded

  2. 454 degrees awarded

  3. 423 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Aurora, CO was Registered Nursing with 344 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. 5,272 degrees awarded

  2. 909 degrees awarded

  3. 906 degrees awarded

$7,776

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Aurora, CO institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus with 5,272 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,283

Degrees Awarded to Men

5,671

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 3,283 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Aurora, CO, which is 0.579 times less than the 5,671 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Aurora, CO by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,731 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,494 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    711 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Aurora, CO were to White students. These 4,731 degrees mean that there were 3.17 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,494 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Aurora, CO was $326,500 in 2018, which is 1.42 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $299,600 to $326,500, a 8.98% increase. The homeownership rate in Aurora, CO is 59.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Aurora, CO have an average commute time of 28.5 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.

Housing

Property Value

$326,500

2018 Median

± $5,180

$299,600

2017 Median

± $7,040

In 2018, the median property value in Aurora, CO grew to to $326,500 from the previous year's value of $299,600.

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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Household Income

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

$63,128

Median Household Income

± $2,255

133k

Number of Households

± 5,471

In 2018, the median household income of the 133k households in Aurora, CO grew to $63,128 from the previous year's value of $63,055.

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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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

59.7%

2018 Homeownership

60.6%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 59.7% of the housing units in Aurora, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 60.6%.

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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Commute Time

28.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Aurora, CO have a longer commute time (28.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.16% 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. Carpooled

    11.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.06%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Aurora, CO was Drove Alone (76%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.1%) and those who Worked At Home (6.06%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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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 1 car.

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