Aurora, Ohio Population 2019

16,230

Aurora is a city in Illinois that is located outside of the Chicago metropolitan area. It is the second most populous city in Illinois, boasting a population of 16,230 according to the latest estimates. The city stretches across four counties: DuPage, Kendall, Kane and Will. The city’s last official population in 2010 showed that the population was 197,899. The city in the early 2000s was ranked as one of the fastest-growing in the US.

Aurora History

Aurora’s history dates back to 1834 when it was first settled. It was not officially incorporated until 1845 when it was designated as a village. In 1857, Aurora was incorporated as a city. Aurora was initially divided into two parts: East Aurora and West Aurora. Upon its incorporation in 1857, the two regions merged to create one city. The city’s industry was based around factories and the railroad, which was one of the largest employers until the 1960s. It was because of the heavy industries in the city that lured in immigrants from all over Europe, including but not limited to German, French and Italian inhabitants.

The city has always been one that has been progressive in many different areas including women, education, and religion. Also notable is that Aurora was one of the first US cities to deploy an electric street light system in the 1880s. This earned Aurora the nickname, “City of Lights.”

The city’s economy was based around manufacturing until the railroad shops closed, which led to the closure and relocation of other factories. This, in turn, led to an unemployment rate that climbed to 16% during the 1980s. Further development of the city also was a contributing factor to the decline of other areas of the city, which in turn led to heightened crime rates and gang violence. One good thing that did come out of this dark period was that the city was becoming very ethnically and culturally diverse. During the late 1980s, the city began to make a comeback. More businesses opened and development spread following the construction of the Hollywood Casino in the early 1990s. Development continued through the 1990s, especially in rural areas, and the population of Aurora continued to grow.

Today, the city is thriving and has a very diverse population of over 200,000 inhabitants. The downtown area is being revitalized while other new developments continue to emerge throughout the city and its outskirts to accommodate future growth.

City Size and Population Density of Aurora

Aurora has a population estimated at over 201,000 people. With a total area of almost 46 square miles, this puts the density at over 4,479 inhabitants per square mile.

Aurora Age and Gender Statistics

Data shows that the population of Aurora is quite young. Almost 32% are under age 18. The largest group is the 25 to 44 group, which makes up nearly 36% of the population. The median age is 29 years old. There are also more males than females, although this statistic is reversed when looking at residents age 18 or older. About 8.5% of Aurora’s population live under the federal poverty line.

Aurora Population Growth

Throughout the years, Aurora has seen steady population growth. Its population from 1850 to 1860 grew by over 400%. While this was the highest recorded rate, the city has seen continuous growth through every 10-year census. The city hit the 100,000 milestone during the 1990s before almost doubling by the time of the 2010 census. Since the last census, the city has seen a population growth of 1.6%. Based on its historical growth as well as the new developments springing up in and around the city, it’s almost certain that Aurora will continue to exhibit steady growth to hit its next population milestone.

Aurora Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Aurora was:

  • White: 90.99%
  • Black or African American: 3.66%
  • Asian: 3.15%
  • Two or more races: 2.20%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%

How Many People Live in Aurora, Ohio?

16,230
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201816,2302121.32%
201716,0181560.98%
201615,862550.35%
201515,807720.46%
201415,7351741.12%
201315,5611000.65%
201215,461-104-0.67%
201115,565260.17%
201015,5391,9831.37%
200013,5564,3643.96%
19909,1921,0151.18%
19808,1771,6282.24%
19706,5492,5004.93%
19604,0490.00%
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20182,932,41539,4361.34%
20172,892,97935,4301.22%
20162,857,54944,0351.54%
20152,813,51458,8732.09%
20142,754,64153,8671.96%
20132,700,77450,3181.86%
20122,650,45647,4831.79%
20112,602,97348,1571.85%
20102,554,8160.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,34690.99%
Black or African American5773.66%
Asian4963.15%
Two or More Races3472.20%

Aurora Population Pyramid 2019

Aurora Median Age

47.1


Total

45.4


Male

48.6


Female

Aurora Adults

There are 12,243 adults, (3,347 of whom are seniors) in Aurora.

Aurora Age Dependency

77.2

Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Aurora Sex Ratio

Female

8,075

51.22%

Male

7,691

48.78%

Aurora Households and Families

Aurora Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Aurora Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.1%9.9%
All80.8%19.2%
Female73.9%26.1%
Male73.4%26.6%
Non Family63.5%36.5%

80.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,1932.580.8
Married3,7413.0390.1
Non Family1,7281.0963.5
Female5173.3173.9
Male2072.7173.4

3

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

3.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Aurora Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1831.66%
9th to 12th Grade3683.34%
High School Graduate2,08918.93%
Some College2,16919.66%
Associates Degree5865.31%
Bachelors Degree3,62632.86%
Graduate Degree2,01318.24%

Aurora Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,1279,7115,174
Black431394233
Asian295248220
Multiple Races11510312
Hispanic8344

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.89%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 74.58%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$54,537$79,574$32,386
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$21,719$45,905$12,833
Some College$36,782$65,187$26,637
Bachelors Degree$67,742$90,431$49,188
Graduate Degree$85,921$115,885$68,636

$54,537

Average Earnings

$79,574

Average Male

$32,386

Average Female

Aurora Language

Aurora Language by Age

Aurora Language

95.15% of Aurora residents speak only English, while 4.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.04% of the population.

Aurora Poverty

Aurora Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,8255544.01%
Hispanic29712140.74%
Black553407.23%
Multiple3473810.95%

4.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.76%

Male Poverty Rate

5.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Aurora

The race most likely to be in poverty in Aurora is Hispanic, with 40.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Aurora is White, with 4.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.85%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.36%
High School5.43%
Some College3.66%
Bachelors or Greater0.73%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed27.17%
Female Employed3.71%
Male Employed2.33%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Aurora Income

Aurora Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$84,657$114,205
Families$99,792$133,352
Married Families$110,110-
Non Families$39,665$60,714

Aurora Marital Status

Aurora Marital Status

Marriage Rates

57.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.3%

Male Marriage Rate

55.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Aurora Married by Age and Sex

Aurora Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Aurora Marital Status by Race

Aurora Veterans

1,121

Number of Veterans

1,046

Male Veterans

75

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam395
World War II162
First Gulf War131
Korea94
Second Gulf War69

Aurora Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0599.34%
Black5211.95%
Asian103.39%

Aurora Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Aurora Employment Status

63.8%

Labor Force Participation

61.8%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

Aurora Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

71.74%

Born in Ohio

94.90%

Native Born

5.10%

Foreign Born

2.35%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.90% of Aurora residents were born in the United States, with 71.74% having been born in Ohio. 2.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.