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Aurora is a township in Kane County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Aurora. For links to other places called Aurora, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Aurora is 41.768N. The longitude is -88.318W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 689 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 126,419.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Aurora demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kane County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60505 ZIP code.
15% of Aurora residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Aurora ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Aurora was $17,217, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Aurora residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Aurora include Stolp Island Historic District, West Side Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Aurora, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $564. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,094.
Libraries in Aurora include Aurora Public Library, Eola Road Branch, Messenger Public Library of North Aurora, West Branch ... View libraries
Newspapers in Aurora include Beacon News
Kane County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Aurora political report.
The average commute time for Aurora workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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