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Aurora is a city in Kane County, in the Chicago metro area. (The community straddles Kane, DuPage, Will and Kendall counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named after Aurora, NY.
[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 41.760N. The longitude is -88.32W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 679 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 162,184.
The city city was a stop on the stagecoach line from Chicago. It later became the site of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad repair yards.
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, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60519 ZIP code.
16% of Aurora residents report German ancestry, and 9% 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 $22,131, compared with $21,587 nationally.
30% of Aurora residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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 $609. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,316.
Libraries in Aurora include Aurora Public Library, Eola Road Branch, West Branch ... View libraries
Newspapers in Aurora include Beacon News
TV stations in Aurora include WXFT.
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 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 22 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Aurora between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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