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Population in 2012: 199,932 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +39.8%
Males: 99,180  (49.6%)
Females: 100,752  (50.4%)

Median resident age:  30.7 years
Illinois median age:  42.2 years

Zip codes: 60502, 60503, 60504, 60505, 60506, 60510, 60519, 60538, 60542, 60543, 60554, 60563, 60564, 60585.

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Estimated median household income in 2011: $62,461 (it was $54,861 in 2000)
Aurora:

$62,461
Illinois:

$53,234
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $27,964

Aurora city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $186,500 (it was $132,400 in 2000)
Aurora:

$186,500
Illinois:

$178,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $231,145; Detached houses: $243,683; Townhouses or other attached units: $193,002; In 2-unit structures: $203,248; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $191,867; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $122,340; Mobile homes: $70,696

Median gross rent in 2011: $967.

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  • White alone - 81,034 (41.9%)
  • Hispanic - 77,633 (40.1%)
  • Black alone - 15,489 (8.0%)
  • Asian alone - 11,746 (6.1%)
  • Two or more races - 5,347 (2.8%)
  • Other race alone - 1,808 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 231 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 108 (0.06%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Aurora: 102.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (14.1%), Irish (8.2%), Polish (4.4%), Italian (4.1%), English (3.9%), Swedish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/08/1887

Elevation: 676 feet

Land area: 38.5 square miles.

Population density: 5190 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Aurora:

  • High school or higher: 79.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.4%
  • Unemployed: 11.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Aurora city:

  • Never married: 33.1%
  • Now married: 53.0%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

42,513 residents are foreign born (17.2% Latin America).

This city:  23.5%
Illinois:  13.5%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 177 registered sex offenders living in Aurora, Illinois as of April 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Aurora to the number of sex offenders is 977 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $5,287 (2.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $4,181 (2.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (32.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Montgomery, IL (1.6 miles ), North Aurora, IL (1.9 miles ), Boulder Hill, IL (2.0 miles ), Oswego, IL (2.3 miles ), Batavia, IL (2.5 miles ), Warrenville, IL (2.7 miles ), Naperville, IL (2.7 miles ), Sugar Grove, IL (2.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 908 buildings, average cost: $106,800
  • 1998: 1183 buildings, average cost: $107,800
  • 1999: 1284 buildings, average cost: $97,800
  • 2000: 1030 buildings, average cost: $109,800
  • 2001: 1156 buildings, average cost: $137,900
  • 2002: 1067 buildings, average cost: $112,900
  • 2003: 836 buildings, average cost: $106,900
  • 2004: 843 buildings, average cost: $105,900
  • 2005: 989 buildings, average cost: $137,800
  • 2006: 696 buildings, average cost: $102,600
  • 2007: 338 buildings, average cost: $130,100
  • 2008: 127 buildings, average cost: $143,000
  • 2009: 49 buildings, average cost: $129,500
  • 2010: 71 buildings, average cost: $136,000
  • 2011: 67 buildings, average cost: $261,000
  • 2012: 74 buildings, average cost: $252,100

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Latitude: 41.76 N, Longitude: 88.30 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): City of Lights

Daytime population change due to commuting: -26,322 (-13.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 25,164 (27.9%)

Area code: 630

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Crime rates in Aurora by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1582525171341225420
per 100,000 10.55.617.516.410.98.12.57.31.73.02.41.10.0
Rapes 43718583796377736956625565
per 100,000 30.149.759.454.450.439.247.544.458.133.936.529.532.5
Robberies 185256158157153173177170138135450409125
per 100,000 129.4179.0110.5102.897.7107.6109.2103.4116.281.6264.8219.262.6
Assaults 586605538536482477526585524549113142373
per 100,000 409.8423.1376.3351.1307.7296.7324.5356.0441.2332.066.576.1186.7
Burglaries 1,1391,0641,017999862861907905725726800922944
per 100,000 796.6744.1711.2654.3550.3535.5559.5550.7610.4439.0470.7494.0472.6
Thefts 3,5573,6723,9793,9143,8153,6033,6743,2622,1093,1612,7532,7022,495
per 100,000 2487.62568.02782.72563.62435.42240.92266.31984.91775.71911.61619.71447.81249.0
Auto thefts 460356317314323304280255245204130136126
per 100,000 321.7249.0221.7205.7206.2189.1172.7155.2206.3123.476.572.963.1
Arson 39324038373024222622312029
per 100,000 27.322.428.024.923.618.714.813.421.913.318.210.714.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 365.3383.4389.5360.3321.6296.4299.4297.8319.4254.0242.7215.9179.3

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Crime rate in Aurora detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 351 (289 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.45
Illinois average:

2.76

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Aurora, Illinois accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.5%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +42,004 (+41.6%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (25%)
  • Other protective service workers (17%)
  • Accountants and auditors (16%)
  • Customer service representatives (15%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (11%)
  • Other food preparation and serving related workers (7%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest, conservation, and logging workers (7%)
  • Other protective service workers (36%)
  • Other food preparation and serving related workers (23%)
  • Accountants and auditors (21%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (15%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (14%)
  • Customer service representatives (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Aurora-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 127% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 6.1 miles away from the Aurora city center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/13/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.6 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 23 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Aurora-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 37.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 58.6 miles away from Aurora center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kane County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Phillip E. Johnson - Non-fiction writer, Clive Cussler - Novelist, Dennis Hastert - Politician, Chick Hearn - Basketball sportscaster, Andrea Evans - Actress, Tim Mahoney - Politician, Mark Catlin, Sr. - Politician, Chris Lauzen - Politician, Andy Gustafson - College football coach, Anna Meyer - Baseball player.

Main business address for: OLD SECOND BANCORP INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS), WESTELL TECHNOLOGIES INC (TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH APPARATUS), CABOT MICROELECTRONICS CORP (SEMICONDUCTORS & RELATED DEVICES).


Hospitals/medical centers in Aurora:

  • COPLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Local, provides emergency services, 2000 OGDEN AVENUE)
  • PROVENA MERCY MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, 1325 N HIGHLAND AVENUE)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Aurora:

  • EDWARD HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 8 miles away; NAPERVILLE, IL)
  • CENTRAL DUPAGE HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 13 miles away; WINFIELD, IL)
  • ADVOCATE GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, about 15 miles away; DOWNERS GROVE, IL)

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Airports and heliports located in Aurora:


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Amtrak stations near Aurora:

  • 9 miles: NAPERVILLE (E. 4TH & ELLSWORTH AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: PLANO (MAIN ST. WEST OF CENTER ST.)
  • 20 miles: JOLIET (50 E. JEFFERSON ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, public transit connection.

Local government website: www.ci.aurora.il.us

Colleges/Universities in Aurora:

  • Aurora University (Full-time enrollment: 2,502; Location: 347 S Gladstone Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.aurora.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Regency Beauty Institute-Aurora (FT enrollment: 110; Location: 4374 East New York Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.regencybeauty.com)
  • Rasmussen College-Aurora (Location: 2363 Sequoia Drive, Suite 131; Private, for-profit; Website: www.rasmussen.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Aurora:

  • North Central College (about 9 miles; Naperville, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,416)
  • Waubonsee Community College (about 9 miles; Sugar Grove, IL; FT enrollment: 3,890)
  • Benedictine University (about 11 miles; Lisle, IL; FT enrollment: 2,978)
  • Wheaton College (about 14 miles; Wheaton, IL; FT enrollment: 2,583)
  • College of DuPage (about 14 miles; Glen Ellyn, IL; FT enrollment: 10,591)
  • Lewis University (about 16 miles; Romeoville, IL; FT enrollment: 3,688)
  • Midwestern University (about 17 miles; Downers Grove, IL; FT enrollment: 2,008)

Public high schools in Aurora:

Private high schools in Aurora:

  • AURORA CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 955; Location: 2255 SULLIVAN RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • MARMION ACADEMY (Students: 520; Location: 1000 BUTTERFIELD RD; Grades: 9 - 12; Boys only)
  • AURORA CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 476; Location: 1255 N EDGELAWN DR; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • ROSARY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 468; Location: 901 N EDGELAWN DR; Grades: 9 - 12; Girls only)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Aurora:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Aurora:

  • HOLY ANGELS CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 554; Location: 720 KENSINGTON PL; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • ST RITA OF CASCIA SCHOOL (Students: 261; Location: 770 OLD INDIAN TRL; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ANNUNCIATION OF THE BVM SCHOOL (Students: 250; Location: 1840 CHURCH RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL SCHOOL (Students: 226; Location: 601 TALMA ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PAULS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 226; Location: 550 2ND AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST JOSEPH CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 218; Location: 706 HIGH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • AURORA MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 165; Location: 3180 N AURORA RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ARCHBISHOP ROMERO CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 149; Location: 312 HIGH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PETER SCHOOL (Students: 114; Location: 915 SARD AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • COVENANT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 103; Location: 550 REDWOOD DR; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Aurora, map of school districts: INDIAN PRAIRIE COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT 204, AURORA WEST UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT 129

Library in Aurora:

  • AURORA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $10,161,162; Location: 1 EAST BENTON STREET; 441,903 books; 52,166 audio materials; 22,206 video materials; 27 local licensed databases; 15 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 878 print serial subscriptions; 5 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Birthplace of: Tim Mahoney - U.S. Representative (Florida's 16th District, born: August 15, 1956)
  • There is now a zip code of 60502 in Aurora! We are growing!!
  • Aurora is also in Dupage and Kendall counties as well as Kane which you have listed.

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Notable locations in Aurora: Bowman Corporate Center (A), Landmark Industrial Park (B), Phillips Park Golf Course (C), Aurora Country Club (D), Aurora Public Library (E), Aurora Fire Department Station 3 (F), Aurora Fire Department Station 4 (G), Aurora Fire Department Station 5 (H), Aurora Fire Department Station 7 (I), Aurora Fire Department Station 8 (J), Aurora Fire Department Station 10 (K), Aurora Fire Department Station 9 (L), Aurora Fire Department Station 12 (M), First Care Health Services (N), Alumni Hall (O), Charles B Phillips Library (P), Davis Hall (Q), Dunham Hall (R), Eckhart Hall (S), Jenks Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Village Mart Shopping Center (1), Randall Plaza Shopping Center (2), Fox Valley Mall (3), Indian Trail Shopping Center (4), Indian Trail Court Shopping Center (5), Northgate Shopping Center (6), Yorkshire Shopping Center (7), West Aurora Plaza Shopping Center (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Aurora include: Bethany of Fox Valley United Methodist Church (A), Butterfield Community Church (B), Claim Street Baptist Church (C), Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), First Presbyterian Church of Aurora (F), Fourth Street United Methodist Church (G), Grace Lutheran Church (H), Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: West Aurora Cemetery (1), Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery (2), Marmion Academy Cemetery (3), Marywood Catholic Cemetery (4), Big Woods Cemetery (5), Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery (6), Saint Michael Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Mastodon Lake (A), Willow Lake (B), Spring Lake (C), Foxcroft Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: East Run (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Aurora include: Phillips Park (1), Pigeon Hill Park (2), Clearwood Park (3), Randall Park (4), Waubonsie Lake Park (5), Wheatland Park (6), Prairie Path Woodland Swamp County Forest Preserve (7), Blackberry Farms Historic Site (8), Culver Forest Preserve (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Aurora Historical Society (Museums; 305 Cedar Street) (1), Aurora Regional Fire Museum (53 North Broadway) (2), Grand Army of the Republic Memo & Vtrn's Mltry MSM (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 23 East Downer Place) (3), Enchanted Castle (Amusement & Theme Parks; 4034 Fox Valley Drive) (4), Aurora Roller Skate Center (Amusement & Theme Parks; 34W113 Montgomery Road) (5), Grand Productions (Tours & Charters; 2051 Constitution Court) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Comfort Suites Aurora (111 North Broadway) (1), Galena Hotel (116 West Galena Boulevard) (2), Comfort Inn (4005 Gabrielle Dr) (3), Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago (2423 Bushwood Drive) (4), Comfort Suites (111 N Broadway) (5), Hansen's Motel (1057 E Benton St) (6), Fox River Hotel (306 North River Street) (7), Comfort Inn Aurora (4005 Gabrielle Lane) (8), Fox Valley Inn (2450 N Farnsworth Ave) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Kane County Government - Court Services Dept- Adult Court Services (122 West Downer Place) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

 
Kane County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  SO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.2. This is about average.
City:

34.2
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.37. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

3.37
U.S.:

2.43
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 22.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

22.7
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 14.6. This is significantly better than average. There were 1 monitors within city limits.
City:

14.6
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.5. This is about average. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Aurora and their reported violations in the past:

AURORA (Population served: 155000, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In FEB-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-10-2004), St Public Notif requested (FEB-10-2004), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-23-2004), St Public Notif received (MAR-25-2004), St Compliance achieved (MAY-24-2004), St BCA signed (JUN-01-2004)
  • OCCT Study Recommendation - Between FEB-04-1993 and DEC-27-1993, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from DEC-27-1993 to DEC-27-1993)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
BREAZEALE MHP (Population served: 154, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 & -228). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-20-2004), St BCA signed (MAY-06-2004), Referred for Higher St Level Review (MAR-01-2006), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAY-26-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 & -228). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-20-2004), St BCA signed (MAY-06-2004), Referred for Higher St Level Review (MAR-01-2006), St Public Notif requested (APR-11-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-11-2006), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAY-26-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 & -228). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-20-2004), St BCA signed (MAY-06-2004), St Public Notif requested (JAN-10-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-10-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-17-2006), Referred for Higher St Level Review (MAR-01-2006), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAY-26-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 & -228). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-20-2004), St BCA signed (MAY-06-2004), St Public Notif requested (OCT-07-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-07-2005), St Public Notif received (OCT-20-2005), Referred for Higher St Level Review (MAR-01-2006), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAY-26-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 & -228). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-20-2004), St BCA signed (MAY-06-2004), St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-08-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-28-2005), Referred for Higher St Level Review (MAR-01-2006), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAY-26-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 & -228). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-20-2004), St BCA signed (MAY-06-2004), St Public Notif received (MAR-07-2005), St Public Notif requested (APR-08-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-08-2005), Referred for Higher St Level Review (MAR-01-2006), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAY-26-2006)
  • 14 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 9 regular monitoring violations
AURORA COMMUNITY WATER ASSN (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-01-1996 and APR-09-1998, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-09-1998)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-01-1995 and APR-09-1998, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-09-1998)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-01-1994 and APR-09-1998, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-09-1998)
  • 3 minor monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Aurora that have no violations reported:

  • PARKSIDE LANES (Population served: 750, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MONTGOMERY ROAD MALL (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 16.2%
(8.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.9% for other race residents)

Average household size:
This city:  3.1 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  74.2%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.4%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Aurora, IL

People in group quarters in Aurora in 2010:

  • 666 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 577 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 528 people in college/university student housing
  • 315 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 123 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 95 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 64 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 58 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 51 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles

People in group quarters in Aurora in 2000:

  • 824 people in nursing homes
  • 293 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 192 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 127 people in state prisons
  • 121 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 110 people in religious group quarters
  • 62 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 61 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 45 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 35 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 19 people in halfway houses

Aurora compared to Illinois state average:

Aurora, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Aurora (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: West Aurora Banking Center Branch, Aurora Fox Valley Commerical Branch, Fox Valley Branch, Eola & Indian Trail Banking Center, Aurora Dominicks, Aurora Farnsworth Bkg. Ctr. Branch. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Old Second National Bank: Orchard Branch, West Aurora-Redwood Drive Branch, Fox Valley Center Branch, at 37-39 South River Street, Farnsworth Branch. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $1,939.3 mil, Deposits: $1,741.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 27 total offices, Holding Company: Old Second Bancorp, Inc.
  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: North Lake Branch, Harris Bank Aurora Branch, Harris Bk Aurora Na Branch, Aurora-Farnsworth Avenue Branch, Eola Branch. Info updated 2011/07/14: Bank assets: $97,264.0 mil, Deposits: $75,624.6 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, 717 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Montreal
  • West Suburban Bank: Lake Street Facility, Eola Facility, Aurora Facility, West Galena Facility. Info updated 2011/02/23: Bank assets: $1,927.7 mil, Deposits: $1,744.7 mil, headquarters in Lombard, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 44 total offices, Holding Company: West Suburban Bancorp, Inc.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Aurora Drive-In Branch, West Aurora Branch, Aurora Branch, Aurora-Eola Branch. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Fifth Third Bank: West Plaza Branch, Aurora Motor Bank Branch, Fox Valley Villages Branch, Aurora Downtown Branch. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • TCF National Bank: Aurora & Eola Jewel #2337, Aurora Jewel Branch #2295, Galena Blvd Jewel Branch #2317. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $19,007.0 mil, Deposits: $12,377.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 441 total offices, Holding Company: Tcf Financial Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Aurora Banking Center Branch at 896 North Route 59, branch established on 2004/03/29; Aurora - Indian Trail Branch at 2390 West Indian Trail, branch established on 2005/05/23. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • MB Financial Bank, National Association: West Aurora Branch at One North Constitution Drive, branch established on 1898/01/01; Aurora Branch at 2992 Indian Trail Road, branch established on 1998/01/07. Info updated 2010/04/27: Bank assets: $9,792.4 mil, Deposits: $7,757.4 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 93 total offices, Holding Company: Mb Financial, Inc
  • 10 other banks with 10 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Aurora, Illinois:

  • Comfort Inn Aurora , 4005 Gabrielle Ln, Aurora, IL 60504 , Phone: (630) 820-3400, Fax: (630) 820-7081
  • Motel 6 Of Aurora, 2380 N Farnsworth Ave, Aurora, IL 60504 , Phone: (630) 851-3600, Fax: (630) 978-1564
  • Riverwalk Inn Hotel, 77 S Stolp Ave, Aurora, IL 60506 , Phone: (630) 892-0001, Fax: (630) 892-2866
  • Galena Hotel, 116 W Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL 60506 , Phone: (630) 859-9515
  • Comfort Suites Aurora , 111 N Broadway, Aurora, IL 60505 , Phone: (630) 896-2800, Fax: (630) 896-2887
  • Columbia Hotel, 114 E Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL 60505 , Phone: (630) 859-9669
  • Council Court Motel-east BLDG, 1016 Bus Rt 30, Aurora, IL 60504 , Phone: (630) 898-9857
  • Super 8 Motel-naperville, 4228 Long MDW Dr, Aurora, IL 60504 , Phone: (630) 898-5419
  • 4 other hotels and motels
All 12 fire-safe hotels and motels in Aurora, Illinois

Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Aurora travel time to work - commute


Aurora mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (90%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Aurora (based on Kane County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 55.99%
Here56.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents61.4%6.6%6.3%5.9%3.3%
Congregations11.0%8.1%8.1%10.2%5.5%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAPresbyterian Church (USA)Salvation ArmyEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents2.1%1.4%1.2%1.1%10.5%
Congregations3.0%2.5%1.3%3.4%47.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 80
Here:

1.61 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 27
Kane County:

0.54 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 97
This county:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 294
Kane County:

5.90 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Kane County:

7.2%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.2%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.1%
Illinois:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 60$317,660$63,5322$10,226
Other Government Administration 76$219,213$34,61334$69,856
Judicial and Legal 4$20,150$60,4500$0
Police Protection - Officers 281$1,799,278$76,8370$0
Police - Other 113$351,262$37,30254$120,652
Firefighters 203$1,281,833$75,7730$0
Fire - Other 5$24,664$59,1941$1,762
Streets and Highways 89$472,536$63,7130$0
Airports 2$9,297$55,7820$0
Welfare 5$34,986$83,96622$35,942
Health 9$42,303$56,4040$0
Solid Waste Management 53$277,419$62,8120$0
Sewerage 41$204,687$59,9080$0
Parks and Recreation 27$122,394$54,3975$5,522
Housing and Community Development(Local) 90$444,908$59,3210$0
Water Supply 83$409,451$59,1980$0
Transit 11$46,795$51,0490$0
Local Libraries 108$277,574$30,84233$75,230
Other and Unallocable 55$226,716$49,46514$37,031
Totals for Government 1,315$6,583,126$60,074165$356,221

Aurora government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $16,746,000 ($83.76)
    Water Utilities: $7,070,000 ($35.36)
    Regular Highways: $5,252,000 ($26.27)
    Central Staff Services: $191,000 ($0.96)
    Sewerage: $114,000 ($0.57)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $47,887,000 ($239.52)
    Local Fire Protection: $26,183,000 ($130.96)
    Regular Highways: $18,699,000 ($93.53)
    Water Utilities: $16,579,000 ($82.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,840,000 ($54.22)
    General - Other: $7,668,000 ($38.35)
    Libraries: $6,950,000 ($34.76)
    Central Staff Services: $3,681,000 ($18.41)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,646,000 ($18.24)
    Parking Facilities: $3,049,000 ($15.25)
    Financial Administration: $2,757,000 ($13.79)
    Sewerage: $2,525,000 ($12.63)
    Health - Other: $2,024,000 ($10.12)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,722,000 ($8.61)
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,622,000 ($8.11)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,129,000 ($5.65)
    Air Transportation: $797,000 ($3.99)
    General Public Buildings: $130,000 ($0.65)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Bonds: $47,281,000 ($236.49)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $10,817,000 ($54.10)
    Benefit Payments: $10,192,000 ($50.98)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,371,000 ($26.86)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $1,972,000 ($9.86)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $5,613,000 ($28.07)
    Local Fire Protection: $618,000 ($3.09)
    Housing and Community Development: $413,000 ($2.07)
    Libraries: $176,000 ($0.88)
    Central Staff Services: $133,000 ($0.67)
    Sewerage: $79,000 ($0.40)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $99,244,000 ($496.39)

Aurora government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $3,896,000 ($19.49)
    Sewerage: $3,086,000 ($15.44)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,223,000 ($11.12)
    Parking Facilities: $1,146,000 ($5.73)
    Housing and Community Development: $288,000 ($1.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($0.05)
  • Employee Retirement - From Parent Local Government: $8,999,000 ($45.01)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $6,688,000 ($33.45)
    Local Employee Contribution: $3,798,000 ($19.00)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $3,088,000 ($15.45)
    Public Welfare: $278,000 ($1.39)
    All Other: $270,000 ($1.35)
    General Local Government Support: $2,000 ($0.01)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,414,000 ($12.07)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,458,000 ($17.30)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,964,000 ($14.83)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,911,000 ($9.56)
    Special Assessments: $1,575,000 ($7.88)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $27,492,000 ($137.51)
    Transit Utilities: $1,647,000 ($8.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $50,707,000 ($253.62)
    Highways: $5,078,000 ($25.40)
    All Other: $280,000 ($1.40)
    Public Welfare: $162,000 ($0.81)
  • Tax - Property: $63,597,000 ($318.09)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $16,826,000 ($84.16)
    Public Utilities Sales: $10,171,000 ($50.87)
    Other Selective Sales: $6,294,000 ($31.48)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $4,736,000 ($23.69)
    Other License: $3,986,000 ($19.94)

Aurora government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $190,527,000 ($952.96)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $186,600,000 ($933.32)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $110,060,000 ($550.49)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $109,981,000 ($550.09)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,215,000 ($51.09)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,136,000 ($50.70)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,927,000 ($19.64)

Aurora government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $83,960,000 ($419.94)
    Total Other Securities: $30,502,000 ($152.56)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $151,448,000 ($757.50)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $186,600,000 ($933.32)

8.23% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($58,870 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.23%
Illinois average:

5.66%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($266 average AGI)
Kane County:

0.05%
Illinois average:

0.19%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cook County, IL  2.77% ($53,429 average AGI)
from DuPage County, IL  1.93% ($64,543)
from McHenry County, IL  0.44% ($52,469)


7.94% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($55,808 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.94%
Illinois average:

5.99%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($353 average AGI)
Kane County:

0.05%
Illinois average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cook County, IL  1.49% ($45,072 average AGI)
to DuPage County, IL  1.03% ($47,627)
to Kendall County, IL  0.73% ($50,094)

Strongest AM radio stations in Aurora:

  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WBIG (1280 AM; 1 kW; AURORA, IL; Owner: BIG BROADCASTING COMAPNY, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WKKD (1580 AM; 0 kW; AURORA, IL; Owner: KOVAS COMMUNICATIONS OF INDIANA, INC.)
  • WAUR (930 AM; 4 kW; SANDWICH, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WMBI (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Aurora:

  • WERV-FM (95.9 FM; AURORA, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WLEY-FM (107.9 FM; AURORA, IL; Owner: WLEY LICENSING, INC.)
  • WONC (89.1 FM; NAPERVILLE, IL; Owner: NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE)
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WSPY-FM (107.1 FM; PLANO, IL; Owner: NELSON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WUSN (99.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CHICAGO)

TV broadcast stations around Aurora:

  • W24AJ (Channel 24; AURORA, IL; Owner: NELSON TV, INC.)
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSPY-LP (Channel 30; PLANO, IL; Owner: WSPY-TV, INC.)
  • W54BE (Channel 54; SUGAR GROVE, IL; Owner: WAUBONSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W57DN (Channel 57; ELGIN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WWTO-TV (Channel 35; LASALLE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Aurora fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 49
Total length: 381 meters (1,250ft)
Total costs: $31,144,000
Total average daily traffic: 871,063
Total average daily truck traffic: 55,689

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 4
  • 1910-1919: 2
  • 1920-1929: 7
  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 3
  • 1950-1959: 8
  • 1960-1969: 3
  • 1970-1979: 5
  • 1980-1989: 4
  • 1990-1999: 2
  • 2000-2009: 8
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Aurora, IL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Aurora)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 136 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Aurora, IL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 53 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 66 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 301 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Aurora)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 51 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Aurora)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 15 full and 12 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED617$156,966417$169,0423,415$188,74785$75,1589$1,673,080183$122,47411$228,391
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED38$133,96233$172,896342$183,97316$23,3550$010$92,6470$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED105$145,34589$122,3281,095$170,41793$39,3333$633,333106$122,8475$43,510
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN82$142,36732$156,497567$194,73414$113,5240$026$138,6990$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS18$145,09911$130,484202$181,8615$112,9641$1,371,00012$139,4790$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 27 tracts in Aurora, IL

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 14 full and 12 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED84$208,32581$215,0641$218,320
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED32$185,65335$209,0571$113,090
APPLICATIONS DENIED14$185,77033$198,6730$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN14$245,73514$186,0100$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$192,2386$192,2851$114,710

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 159
  • Hazardous Condition: 510
  • Service Call: 28
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Aurora


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Aurora, IL

Most common first names in Aurora, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John70774.4 years
Mary60878.6 years
William51174.6 years
Robert42570.5 years
James34269.3 years
George34176.1 years
Helen30981.3 years
Margaret30681.4 years
Joseph26876.1 years
Charles25174.0 years
Most common last names in Aurora, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson23675.4 years
Smith22372.6 years
Anderson13477.3 years
Miller13276.1 years
Jones9672.5 years
Brown9674.8 years
Williams7772.4 years
Moore6672.2 years
Nelson6375.8 years
Davis6168.4 years
Businesses in Aurora, IL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven7Journeys2
ALDO2Juicy Couture1
AT&T2Just Tires1
Abercrombie & Fitch1KFC2
Abercrombie Kids1Kohl's1
Ace Hardware3Lane Bryant2
Aeropostale2Lane Furniture1
Aerosoles1LensCrafters1
American Eagle Outfitters2Levi Strauss & Co.1
Ann Taylor1Little Caesars Pizza2
Applebee's1Long John Silver's2
Arby's2Lowe's1
AutoZone4Macy's1
Avenue1MasterBrand Cabinets6
Bakers1McDonald's10
Banana Republic2Meijer1
Baskin-Robbins4Men's Wearhouse2
Bath & Body Works1Motel 61
Blockbuster2Motherhood Maternity3
Brooks Brothers1New York & Co2
Budget Car Rental1Nike14
Buffalo Wild Wings1Office Depot1
Burger King5OfficeMax1
CVS4Pac Sun2
Cache1Panda Express2
Caribou Coffee1Panera Bread3
Carson Pirie Scott2Papa John's Pizza1
Charlotte Russe1Payless2
Chick-Fil-A1Penske1
Chico's1PetSmart1
Chipotle2Pier 1 Imports1
Cinnabon 1Pizza Hut3
Clarks1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
ColorTyme1Quality1
Comfort Suites1Quiznos2
Cricket Wireless11RadioShack4
Curves1Red Lobster1
Dairy Queen5Ruby Tuesday1
Deb1Rue212
Decora Cabinetry2SONIC Drive-In1
Dennys1Safeway1
Discount Tire1Sears3
Domino's Pizza2Soma Intimates1
DressBarn1Spencer Gifts1
Dunkin Donuts8Sprint Nextel5
Eddie Bauer2Starbucks7
Express1Steak 'n Shake1
Famous Footwear2Subway12
Fashion Bug1Super 81
FedEx21T-Mobile9
Finish Line1T.G.I. Driday's1
Firestone Complete Auto Care3Taco Bell3
Foot Locker1Talbots1
Forever 211The Athlete's Foot1
GNC3The Limited1
GameStop3The Room Place3
Gap4Torrid1
Gymboree2Toys"R"Us1
H&M1U-Haul7
H&R Block7U.S. Cellular1
Hobby Lobby2UPS19
Holiday Inn3Value City Furniture1
Hollister Co.1Vans6
Home Depot1Verizon Wireless2
Hot Topic1Victoria's Secret1
IHOP2Vons1
IZOD1Walgreens2
J.Crew1Walmart2
JCPenney1Wendy's3
Jamba Juice1White Castle2
Jewel-Osco3World Gym1
Jimmy John's3YMCA1
Jones New York7
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Aurora on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores (population 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Plastics and rubber products (population 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (population 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the highest real estate taxes percentage in 2005"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Plastics and rubber products (population 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Secretaries and administrative assistants (population 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Office and administrative support occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in religious group quarters (population 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest increase in population in the 1990s"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage population increases in the 1990s) (population 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage increase in population in the 1990s (pop 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of libraries per resident in 2004 in $ (population 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest wind speed differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Other race residents (pop 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in state prisons (population 50,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average snowfall in a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of parking facilities per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income and median resident age less than 35 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #10 (60519) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of German first ancestries"
  • #37 (60543) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Senegalese first ancestries"
  • #40 (60519) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking English at home"
  • #48 (60564) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using charity contributions deductions in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #77 (60554) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Luxemburger first ancestries"
  • #99 (60504) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of returns reporting salary or wage in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • James T. Sofos (28)
  • Philip E. Chumbley (19)
  • Mark P. Lapinski (18)
  • Brian D. Hartsell (14)
  • Luis Carlos Cattani (14)
  • Steven Grumbine (13)
  • Peder J. Gulbrandsen (13)
  • Kenneth M. Fisher (11)
  • John Laurx (10)
  • Peter D. Hicks (10)

Total of 843 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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