Aurora, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 200,965 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +40.5%
Males: 101,324  (50.4%)
Females: 99,641  (49.6%)
Median resident age:

35.6 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 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 2017: $70,367 (it was $54,861 in 2000)
Aurora:

$70,367
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,717 (it was $22,131 in 2000)

Aurora city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $177,700 (it was $132,400 in 2000)
Aurora:

$177,700
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $214,867; detached houses: $236,118; townhouses or other attached units: $140,600; in 2-unit structures: $745,532; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $95,923; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $266,859

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,223.

March 2019 cost of living index in Aurora: 101.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.5%
(5.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.5% for Black residents, 16.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.9% for American Indian residents, 6.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 19.7% for other race residents, 9.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Aurora, IL (2017)
    • 88,45543.7%Hispanic
    • 70,18534.7%White alone
    • 20,53510.1%Asian alone
    • 19,5659.7%Black alone
    • 2,4121.2%Two or more races
    • 9570.5%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 4080.2%Other race alone
    • 310.02%American Indian alone

Races in Aurora detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 260 registered sex offenders living in Aurora, Illinois as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Aurora is 758 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Aurora by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
10
(8.6)
4
(3.4)
11
(9.3)
2
(1.7)
4
(3.3)
4
(3.2)
2
(1.5)
0
(0.0)
4
(2.0)
8
(4.0)
9
(4.5)
7
(3.5)
6
(3.0)
4
(2.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
50
(43.1)
68
(58.2)
60
(50.6)
69
(58.1)
54
(45.2)
52
(42.0)
46
(34.0)
65
(32.5)
53
(26.4)
43
(21.5)
60
(29.8)
57
(28.3)
57
(28.3)
68
(33.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
158
(136.2)
157
(134.3)
154
(129.8)
138
(116.2)
124
(103.8)
406
(328.0)
376
(277.5)
125
(62.6)
119
(59.3)
108
(53.9)
130
(64.7)
130
(64.6)
108
(53.6)
94
(46.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
425
(366.5)
472
(403.7)
538
(453.6)
524
(441.2)
498
(416.8)
105
(84.8)
122
(90.0)
373
(186.7)
425
(211.9)
399
(199.1)
451
(224.3)
437
(217.2)
350
(173.6)
372
(184.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
752
(648.5)
786
(672.2)
809
(682.1)
725
(610.4)
638
(534.0)
671
(542.1)
777
(573.5)
944
(472.6)
576
(287.2)
509
(254.0)
471
(234.3)
441
(219.2)
366
(181.5)
319
(158.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,356
(2,032)
2,317
(1,982)
2,060
(1,737)
2,109
(1,776)
1,959
(1,640)
1,640
(1,325)
1,610
(1,188)
2,495
(1,249)
2,285
(1,139)
2,356
(1,176)
2,458
(1,223)
2,259
(1,123)
2,123
(1,053)
1,860
(923.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
272
(234.6)
240
(205.3)
217
(183.0)
245
(206.3)
172
(144.0)
107
(86.5)
116
(85.6)
126
(63.1)
111
(55.3)
117
(58.4)
160
(79.6)
167
(83.0)
176
(87.3)
122
(60.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
23
(19.8)
20
(17.1)
15
(12.6)
26
(21.9)
18
(15.1)
24
(19.4)
17
(12.5)
29
(14.5)
20
(10.0)
19
(9.5)
12
(6.0)
21
(10.4)
20
(9.9)
9
(4.5)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)311.3317.1320.6303.2271.8253.3225.9170.2155.4150.6168.8159.4141.2134.8

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City-data.com crime index in Aurora, IL

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:

2.67
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Ancestries: German (5.0%), American (2.4%), Italian (2.2%), Irish (2.2%), European (1.8%), Polish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/08/1887

Elevation: 676 feet

Land area: 38.5 square miles.

Population density: 5,216 people per square mile   (average).

Aurora, Illinois map

51,908 residents are foreign born (17.9% Latin America).

This city:

25.6%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,887 (2.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,752 (2.4%)

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 ),
Prestbury, IL (2.6 miles ),
Warrenville, IL (2.7 miles ),
Naperville, IL (2.7 miles )

Latitude: 41.76 N, Longitude: 88.30 W

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

Daytime population change due to commuting: -28,788 (-14.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 29,544 (29.5%)

Area code: 630

Distribution of median household income in Aurora, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Aurora, IL in 2017
Aurora satellite photo by USGS

Detailed articles:

Aurora tourist attractions:

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
  • 2013: 154 buildings, average cost: $284,500
  • 2014: 101 buildings, average cost: $260,200
  • 2015: 95 buildings, average cost: $284,000
  • 2016: 155 buildings, average cost: $282,900
  • 2017: 127 buildings, average cost: $295,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Aurora, IL residents
Average permit cost in Aurora, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.2%
Illinois:

4.5%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Aurora, IL
Historical housing units in Aurora, IL

Population change in the 1990s: +42,004 (+41.6%).
Most common industries in Aurora, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2017
  • Educational services (8.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.0%)
  • Health care (7.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.6%)
  • Construction (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2017
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.8%)
  • Construction (8.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Educational services (4.4%)
  • Machinery (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2017
  • Health care (13.3%)
  • Educational services (12.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.8%)
  • Social assistance (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Aurora, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Computer specialists (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (2.9%)
  • Customer service representatives (2.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Computer specialists (8.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.6%)
  • Cashiers (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Registered nurses (3.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.6%)

Average climate in Aurora, Illinois

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Aurora, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 85.4. This is about average.

City:

85.4
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.853. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.853
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 23.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.9
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Tornado activity:

Aurora-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 53% 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 slightly below Illinois state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 229.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 204.4 miles away from Aurora center
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 Aurora center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 262.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 228.4 miles away from Aurora center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 219.4 miles away from Aurora center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kane County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Aurora topographic map

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

Hospitals in Aurora:

  • BETHESDA LUTHERAN-AURORA (1480 RECKINGER ROAD)
  • BETHESDA LUTHERAN-MONTGOMERY (1205 SOUTH SPENCER)
  • COPLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 2000 OGDEN AVENUE)
  • PRESENCE MERCY MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 1325 N HIGHLAND AVENUE)
  • TAC HOUSE (421 CONSTITUTION DRIVE)

Nursing Homes in Aurora:

  • ALDEN OF WATERFORD (2021 RANDI DRIVE)
  • AURORA MANOR (1601 N FARNSWORTH)
  • AURORA REHAB AND LIVING CENTER (1601 NORTH FARNSWORTH AVENUE)
  • COUNTRYSIDE CARE CENTRE (2330 WEST GALENA BOULEVARD)
  • ELMWOOD TERRACE HEALTHCARE CTR (1017 WEST GALENA BOULEVARD)
  • FOX RIVER PAVILION (400 EAST NEW YORK STREET)
  • JENNINGS TERRACE (275 SOUTH LASALLE)
  • PARKVIEW EAST (400 E NEW YORK ST)
  • PROVENA MCAULEY MANOR (400 WEST SULLIVAN ROAD)
  • RUSH-COPLEY MEDICAL CENTER (2000 OGDEN AVENUE)

Dialysis Facilities in Aurora:

  • FMC - AURORA DIALYSIS CENTER (455 MERCY LANE)
  • FOX VALLEY DIALYSIS, LTD. (1300 WATERFORD DRIVE)

Home Health Centers in Aurora:

  • MIDWEST HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATES (1660 NORTH FARNSWORTH AVENUE)
  • VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION OF (400 NORTH HIGHLAND AVENUE)

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.

Colleges/Universities in Aurora:

  • Aurora University (Full-time enrollment: 4,596; Location: 347 S Gladstone Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.aurora.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Regency Beauty Institute-Aurora (Full-time enrollment: 147; Location: 4374 East New York Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.regency.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Aurora:

  • North Central College (about 9 miles; Naperville, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,860)
  • Waubonsee Community College (about 9 miles; Sugar Grove, IL; FT enrollment: 7,698)
  • Benedictine University (about 11 miles; Lisle, IL; FT enrollment: 5,694)
  • Wheaton College (about 13 miles; Wheaton, IL; FT enrollment: 2,948)
  • College of DuPage (about 13 miles; Glen Ellyn, IL; FT enrollment: 18,910)
  • Lewis University (about 16 miles; Romeoville, IL; FT enrollment: 5,739)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Illinois Inc (about 17 miles; Glendale Heights, IL; FT enrollment: 2,281)

Biggest public high schools in Aurora:

Private high schools in Aurora:

  • AURORA CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 628, Location: 2255 SULLIVAN RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • AURORA CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 561, Location: 1255 N EDGELAWN DR, Grades: 9-12)
  • MARMION ACADEMY (Students: 513, Location: 1000 BUTTERFIELD RD, Grades: 9-12, Boys only)
  • ROSARY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 427, 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: 522, Location: 720 KENSINGTON PL, Grades: PK-8)
  • OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL SCHOOL (Students: 255, Location: 601 TALMA ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST RITA OF CASCIA SCHOOL (Students: 243, Location: 770 OLD INDIAN TRL, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST JOSEPH CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 202, Location: 706 HIGH ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST PETER SCHOOL (Students: 142, Location: 915 SARD AVE, Grades: KG-8)
  • ST PAULS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 136, Location: 85 S CONSTITUTION DR, Grades: PK-8)
  • FOX VALLEY MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 104, Location: 850 N COMMONWEALTH AVE, Grades: PK-4)
  • COVENANT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 100, Location: 10 N EDGELAWN DR, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST THERESE OF JESUS SCHOOL (Students: 69, Location: 255 N FARNSWORTH AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • RESURRECTION LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 68, Location: 2567 W SULLIVAN RD, Grades: UG-8)
See full list of schools located in Aurora

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.

Points of interest:

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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

Main business address in Aurora include: OLD SECOND BANCORP INC (A), WESTELL TECHNOLOGIES INC (B), CABOT MICROELECTRONICS CORP (C). 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

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.

Kane County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

RUDYS PLACE - LA MINA (Address: 900 HILL AVENUE , Population served: 140, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
RED OAK NATURE CENTER (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-13-2006), St Site Visit (enforcement) (AUG-01-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-23-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JAN-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-05-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-08-2010)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-02-2009)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Site Visit (enforcement) (JUL-10-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-13-2006)
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • AURORA (Address: 44 E DOWNER PLACE , Population served: 199,000, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • AURORA COMMUNITY WATER ASSN (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MARK HALL (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SUPERMERCADO LA CHIQUITA (Address: 651 E ASHLAND AVENUE , Population served: 96, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Aurora:

Marital status in Aurora, IL
  • Never married: 33.5%
  • Now married: 52.1%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

For population 25 years and over in Aurora:

  • High school or higher: 75.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

17.4
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Aurora
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Aurora:

(Aurora, Illinois Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Aurora, IL (based on Kane County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic155,39128
Evangelical Protestant50,728184
Mainline Protestant36,57672
Other19,74430
Black Protestant3,67910
Orthodox1,6302
None247,521-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 80
This county:

1.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.54 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

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

7.2%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.2%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.1%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Aurora:

45.8%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Aurora:

44.3%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.3
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Aurora:

22.1%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.5%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Aurora:

6.7
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

30.5%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Aurora:

55.2%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.2%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Aurora, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 267$2,443,344$109,8130$0
Firefighters 194$1,740,675$107,6710$0
Police - Other 108$476,999$53,00062$234,042
Local Libraries 103$376,934$43,91539$145,934
Housing and Community Development (Local) 85$604,167$85,2940$0
Streets and Highways 84$641,682$91,6690$0
Water Supply 79$556,017$84,4580$0
Other Government Administration 72$297,683$49,61440$135,505
Financial Administration 57$431,367$90,8142$19,838
Other and Unallocable 51$307,869$72,44016$71,832
Solid Waste Management 49$376,723$92,2590$0
Sewerage 40$277,956$83,3870$0
Parks and Recreation 26$166,206$76,7105$10,712
Transit 10$63,545$76,2540$0
Health 9$57,446$76,5950$0
Fire - Other 5$33,492$80,3811$3,417
Welfare 5$47,509$114,02227$69,720
Judicial and Legal 4$27,364$82,0920$0
Airports 2$12,625$75,7500$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 1,250$8,939,603$85,820192$691,000

Aurora government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $19,909,000 ($99.07)
    General - Other: $3,890,000 ($19.36)
    Central Staff Services: $1,870,000 ($9.31)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,309,000 ($6.51)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $75,211,000 ($374.25)
    Local Fire Protection: $44,312,000 ($220.50)
    Water Utilities: $22,339,000 ($111.16)
    Regular Highways: $19,239,000 ($95.73)
    General - Other: $18,541,000 ($92.26)
    Central Staff Services: $15,512,000 ($77.19)
    Libraries: $10,159,000 ($50.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,772,000 ($28.72)
    Financial Administration: $3,646,000 ($18.14)
    Parking Facilities: $3,209,000 ($15.97)
    Sewerage: $2,704,000 ($13.46)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,412,000 ($12.00)
    Transit Utilities: $2,103,000 ($10.46)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,995,000 ($9.93)
    General Public Buildings: $1,605,000 ($7.99)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,348,000 ($6.71)
    Health - Other: $1,303,000 ($6.48)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $940,000 ($4.68)
    Air Transportation: $920,000 ($4.58)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Bonds: $76,241,000 ($379.37)
    Corporate Stocks: $62,882,000 ($312.90)
    Benefit Payments: $23,884,000 ($118.85)
    Other Investments - Other: $22,096,000 ($109.95)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $12,990,000 ($64.64)
    Withdrawals: $54,000 ($0.27)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $13,415,000 ($66.75)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $3,704,000 ($18.43)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $676,000 ($3.36)
    Central Staff Services: $432,000 ($2.15)
    Local Fire Protection: $346,000 ($1.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $292,000 ($1.45)
    General - Other: $198,000 ($0.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $85,000 ($0.42)
    Housing and Community Development: $75,000 ($0.37)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $100,329,000 ($499.24)

Aurora government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $12,986,000 ($64.62)
    Sewerage: $3,399,000 ($16.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,044,000 ($10.17)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,712,000 ($8.52)
    Parking Facilities: $922,000 ($4.59)
    Air Transportation: $769,000 ($3.83)
    Housing and Community Development: $61,000 ($0.30)
  • Employee Retirement - Local Employee Contribution: $5,805,000 ($28.89)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $2,872,000 ($14.29)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,554,000 ($7.73)
    Highways: $1,012,000 ($5.04)
    Other: $255,000 ($1.27)
    Transit Utilities: $13,000 ($0.06)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $399,000 ($1.99)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,404,000 ($26.89)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,597,000 ($12.92)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,425,000 ($7.09)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $28,079,000 ($139.72)
    Transit Utilities: $2,231,000 ($11.10)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $58,795,000 ($292.56)
    Highways: $5,494,000 ($27.34)
    Other: $202,000 ($1.01)
  • Tax - Property: $83,149,000 ($413.75)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $19,526,000 ($97.16)
    Public Utilities Sales: $14,647,000 ($72.88)
    Other License: $9,771,000 ($48.62)
    Other Selective Sales: $8,818,000 ($43.88)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $2,414,000 ($12.01)

Aurora government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $203,615,000 ($1013.19)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $190,885,000 ($949.84)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $116,836,000 ($581.37)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $116,640,000 ($580.40)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $103,910,000 ($517.06)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $82,674,000 ($411.39)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $34,162,000 ($169.99)

Aurora government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,990,000 ($109.42)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $115,892,000 ($576.68)
    Total Federal Securities: $28,069,000 ($139.67)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $96,447,000 ($479.92)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $165,347,000 ($822.77)

6.42% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($76,434 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
Illinois average:

4.69%

0.01% of residents moved from foreign countries ($284 average AGI)
Kane County:

0.01%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cook County, IL  1.97% ($55,835 average AGI)
from DuPage County, IL  1.42% ($132,588)
from McHenry County, IL  0.45% ($56,017)


6.78% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($63,423 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.78%
Illinois average:

5.50%

0.20% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,313 average AGI)
Kane County:

0.20%
Illinois average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cook County, IL  1.40% ($51,932 average AGI)
to DuPage County, IL  0.95% ($55,548)
to McHenry County, IL  0.52% ($55,231)
Businesses in Aurora, IL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven7Jewel-Osco3
ALDI3Jimmy John's3
ALDO2Jones New York7
AT&T2Journeys2
Abercrombie & Fitch1Juicy Couture1
Abercrombie Kids1Just Tires1
Ace Hardware3Justice2
Advance Auto Parts2KFC2
Aeropostale2Kohl's1
Aerosoles1Lane Bryant2
American Eagle Outfitters2Lane Furniture1
Ann Taylor1LensCrafters1
Applebee's1Levi Strauss & Co.1
Arby's2Little Caesars Pizza2
AutoZone4Long John Silver's2
Avenue1Lowe's1
Bakers1Macy's1
Banana Republic2MasterBrand Cabinets6
Baskin-Robbins4McDonald's10
Bath & Body Works1Meijer1
Blockbuster2Men's Wearhouse2
Brooks Brothers1Motel 61
Budget Car Rental1Motherhood Maternity3
Buffalo Wild Wings1New York & Co2
Burger King5Nike14
CVS4Office Depot1
Cache1OfficeMax1
Caribou Coffee1Pac Sun2
Carson Pirie Scott2Panda Express2
Charlotte Russe1Panera Bread3
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Chick-Fil-A1Payless2
Chico's1Penske1
Chipotle2PetSmart1
Cinnabon 1Pier 1 Imports1
Circle K4Pizza Hut3
Clarks1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
ColorTyme1Quality1
Comfort Suites1Quiznos2
Cricket Wireless11RadioShack4
Curves1Red Lobster1
Dairy Queen5Ruby Tuesday1
Deb1Rue212
Decora Cabinetry2SONIC Drive-In1
Dennys1Safeway1
Discount Tire1Sears3
Domino's Pizza2Skechers USA1
DressBarn1Soma 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
Hilton1UPS19
Hobby Lobby2Value City Furniture1
Holiday Inn3Vans6
Hollister Co.1Verizon Wireless2
Home Depot1Victoria's Secret1
Honda1Vons1
Hot Topic1Walgreens2
Hyundai1Walmart2
IHOP2Wendy's3
IZOD1White Castle2
J.Crew1World Gym1
JCPenney1YMCA1
Jamba Juice1

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)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Aurora: James H. Monroe, Lester W. Weber, Walter E. Truemper.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Aurora fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 59Number of bridges
  • 925ft / 282mTotal length
  • $29,993,000Total costs
  • 1,187,175Total average daily traffic
  • 104,609Total average daily truck traffic
  • 735,332Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Aurora, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21910-1919
  • 71920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 41940-1949
  • 71950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 71980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 132010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Aurora, IL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Aurora)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 195 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Aurora, IL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 77 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 88 (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: 351 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Aurora)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 30 (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 in Aurora, IL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Aurora, IL - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 253. The highest number of fires - 334 took place in 2002, and the least - 159 in 2006. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Aurora, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (44.9%), and Outside Fires (25.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Aurora, IL
    • 1,93444.9%Structure Fires
    • 1,08525.2%Outside Fires
    • 91721.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 3728.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Aurora, IL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Aurora, Illinois:

  • Comfort Inn Aurora, 4005 Gabrielle Ln, Aurora, Illinois 60504 , Phone: (630) 820-3400, Fax: (630) 820-7081
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 111 N Broadway Ave, Aurora, Illinois 60505 , Phone: (630) 896-2800, Fax: (630) 896-2887
  • Columbia Hotel, 114 E Galena Blvd, Aurora, Illinois 60505 , Phone: (630) 859-9669
  • Super 8 Aurora/Naporville, 4228 Long Mdw Dr, Aurora, Illinois 60504 , Phone: (630) 898-5419, Fax: (630) 898-6087
  • Homewood Suites Aurora Naperville, 4320 Meridian Pkwy, Aurora, Illinois 60504 , Phone: (630) 978-2222, Fax: (630) 978-2215
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 2423 Bushwood Dr, Aurora, Illinois 60506 , Phone: (630) 907-2600, Fax: (630) 907-2919
  • Holiday Inn Chicago/Aurora, 2424 Sullivan Rd, Aurora, Illinois 60506 , Phone: (630) 896-0898
  • Candlewood Suites, 2625 W Sullivan Rd, Aurora, Illinois 60506 , Phone: (630) 907-9977, Fax: (630) 907-9988
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Aurora, Illinois
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Aurora, IL
  • 93.9%Utility gas
  • 4.9%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Aurora, IL
  • 72.9%Utility gas
  • 25.0%Electricity
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel


Aurora compared to Illinois state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.

Aurora on our top lists:

  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index decrease from 2002 to 2012 (population 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentages of current college students (population 100,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest racial income disparity between any two races with at least 2,000 householders"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: material moving occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index decrease from 2011 to 2012 (population 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: extraction workers (population 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (population 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (population 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (population 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (population 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (population 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers (population 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers (population 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest daily low temperatures (population 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: material moving occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: production occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the coldest winters (population 50,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of auto thefts per 100,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #72 (60563) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Lithuanian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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