Aurora

As Colorado's third largest city, Aurora is diversely populated and full of charm. From chef-owned eateries to fashionable boutiques, plenty of outdoor recreation, and a high focus on education, the area is filled with plenty to indulge in.

Welcome to Aurora

All natural views in a bustling city that'll leave you breathless.
 
As Colorado's third largest city, Aurora is diversely populated and full of charm. From chef-owned eateries to fashionable boutiques, plenty of outdoor recreation, and a high focus on education, the area is filled with plenty to indulge in. The city is a military town with urban styling and a great community full of opportunities.

What to Love

  • Proximity to Denver Tech Center, Denver Downtown, Buckley Air Force Base
  • Lakes and water sports
  • Great restaurants
  • Numerous walking trails
  • Pet friendly
  • Lovely arts and theatre scene

Local Lifestyle

In Aurora, there's never a dull moment. While the overall vibe is laid back and friendly, this active city has over 8,000 acres of open outdoor space where you can walk, hike, jog, bike, picnic, and much more. The area is also home to a diverse and vibrant arts and culture district, where locals can head indoors and take advantage of shows put on by the Aurora Symphony Orchestra or check out one of the city’s many popular galleries and museums. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Shopping in Aurora is a unique experience compared to other cities, and Stanley Marketplace is proof of just how eccentric and fun it can be. The market is located in an open-space warehouse and is home to over 50 independent vendors. From specialty retailers to tasty eateries and even a stellar host for the occasional event, the market is a great place to spend your free time.
 
After you've enjoyed some rays on a sunny day, head over to Dry Dock Brewing Company for a cold pint. This longtime local favorite focuses on craft beer and was the very first brewery to open in Aurora. With blonde ales and fruitful flavors, you'll find a new drink of choice each time you visit. Don't miss out on Dry Dock-hosted events such as trivia or bingo night.
 
For flavorful dining, head over to Seoul K-B.B.Q & HotPot. The Korean-style restaurant brings you marinated meats with delicious banchan. Everything is prepared to grill at your table, ensuring your meal is freshly cooked to your liking. Thinking of trying a broth-based meal instead? Order hotpot and choose from eight different broth bases, along with all-you-can-eat meat selections. Don't forget to order soju or makgeolli to wash it all down.

Things to Do

Colorado is known for its scenic views and outdoor lifestyle, which is why it’s no surprise that Aurora has over 100 parks to explore. For a little outdoor fun, visit the natural prairie and wetlands of Cherry Creek State Park. The park neighbors an 880-acre reservoir where you can take a dip, kayak, paddleboard, and much more.
 
With so much gorgeous land in the area, you can take advantage of your equestrian dreams at 12 Miles Stable. The horseback riding service offers boarding, lessons, day camps, and above-average riding fun. It's a great place for beginners with easily accessible trails and offers stunning scenic views during sunset.
 
Recreational parks aren't the only type of parks in Aurora, and history plays a major role in setting the scene for the city's growth. For a fun-filled educational day, check out the Fox Art Center or the Colorado Freedom Memorial. The memorial is constructed of glass panels that reflect the surrounding mountains, and each panel is home to the names of over 6,000 Coloradans that have given their lives to serve in various wars. This memorial is the first in America to reflect and honor the lives of soldiers from every war. 

Schools

The Cherry Creek School District #5 serves the community of Aurora.

 

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Overview for Aurora, CO

369,230 people live in Aurora, where the median age is 35.8 and the average individual income is $34,231.4. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

369,230

Total Population

35.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$34,231.4

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Aurora, CO

Aurora has 131,006 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Aurora do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 369,230 people call Aurora home. The population density is 1,880.34 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

369,230

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

35.8

Median Age

49.7 / 50.3%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
131,006

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$34,231.4

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Aurora, CO

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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Aurora. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
Black Forest Hills Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Vista Peak 9-12 Preparatory
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Vista Peak P-8 Exploratory
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Coyote Hills Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Fox Ridge Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Meadow Point Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Cherokee Trail High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Buffalo Trail Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
Pine Ridge Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Altitude Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Primrose School Of Saddle Rock
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Regis Jesuit High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
New Legacy Charter School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Colorado Early Colleges Aurora
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
East Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Fulton Academy of Excellence
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Lansing Elementary Community School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Lyn Knoll Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
North Middle School Health Sciences and Technology
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Sable Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Sixth Avenue Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Wheeling Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Aurora Academy Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Lotus School for Excellence
PUBLIC
K - 12th
1/5
Aurora Frontier K-8
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
Rocky Mountain Prep: Fletcher
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Vega Collegiate Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Arrowhead Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Ponderosa Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
5/5
Sunrise Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Highline Community Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Holy Love Preschool & Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
William Smith High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Dartmouth Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Laredo Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Montview Math & Health Sciences Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Paris Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Virginia Court Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Vassar Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Dalton Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Arkansas Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Tollgate Elementary School of Expeditionary Learni
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Century Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Side Creek Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Global Village Academy Aurora
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Academy of Advanced Learning
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Eastridge Community Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Mission Viejo Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Polton Community Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Summit Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Calvary Christian Academy
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Montessori del Mundo Charter School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Altura Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Aurora Central High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Clyde Miller K-8
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Crawford Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Elkhart Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Kenton Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Vaughn Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Aurora West College Preparatory Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Peoria Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Aurora Science & Technical Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 7th
No rating available
Independence Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Sagebrush Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Cimarron Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
St Therese Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Crescent View Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Denver Street School-East Campus
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Aurora Hills Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Boston K-8 School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Jewell Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Park Lane Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Yale Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Iowa Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Vanguard Classical School - East
PUBLIC
K - 12th
1/5
Edna and John W. Mosley P-8
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Village East Community Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Peace With Christ Christian School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available

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