Aurora, Colorado Population 2021

388,723
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Aurora is a city located in Colorado. With a 2020 population of 388,723, it is the 3rd largest city in Colorado (after and ) and the 52nd largest city in the United States. Aurora is currently growing at a rate of 1.23% annually and its population has increased by 19.58% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 325,078 in 2010. Aurora reached it's highest population of 388,723 in 2021. Spanning over 155 miles, Aurora has a population density of 2,520 people per square mile.

The average household income in Aurora is $82,338 with a poverty rate of 10.75%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,328 per month, and the median house value is $290,000. The median age in Aurora is 34.4 years, 33.6 years for males, and 35.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.3 males.

Aurora Demographics

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

  • White: 60.38%
  • Black or African American: 16.50%
  • Other race: 10.17%
  • Asian: 6.48%
  • Two or more races: 5.25%
  • Native American: 0.87%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.35%
The current population of Aurora, Colorado is 388,723, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 374,572.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 325,078.

Aurora, Colorado Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,038,39035,5801.17%
20203,002,81035,5701.18%
20192,967,24035,5801.20%
20182,931,66039,8801.36%
20172,891,78035,0201.21%
20162,856,76043,8601.54%
20152,812,90058,9302.09%
20142,753,97053,4401.94%
20132,700,53050,2601.86%
20122,650,27047,3501.79%
20112,602,92048,4001.86%
20102,554,5200.00%

Aurora Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White222,87760.38%
Black or African American60,90916.50%
Some Other Race37,53910.17%
Asian23,9176.48%
Two or More Races19,3705.25%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,2030.87%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,2960.35%
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Aurora Population by Race

Aurora Population Pyramid 2021

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Aurora Median Age

34.4


Total

33.6


Male

35.3


Female

Aurora Adults

There are 275,557 adults, (41,299 of whom are seniors) in Aurora.

Aurora Age Dependency

57.6

Age Dependency Ratio

17.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Aurora Sex Ratio

Female

186,173

50.44%

Male

182,938

49.56%

Aurora Population by Age

Aurora Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Aurora Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.5%26.5%
All59.9%40.1%
Non Family51.1%48.9%
Male47.6%52.4%
Female42.4%57.6%

59.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Aurora Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All130,0542.8259.9
Married59,2073.5673.5
Non Family44,5731.3451.1
Female17,6833.6442.4
Male8,5913.6947.6

3.47

Average Family Size

2.82

Average Household Size

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Aurora Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade13,9935.77%
9th to 12th Grade15,8136.52%
High School Graduate65,26326.93%
Some College52,42121.63%
Associates Degree22,7899.40%
Bachelors Degree48,32319.94%
Graduate Degree23,7559.80%
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Aurora Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Aurora Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White124,155119,20448,908
Hispanic55,62438,4856,113
Black39,02335,8829,113
Other Race20,40013,6801,372
Asian16,50812,4475,778
Multiple Races7,4916,8842,253
Native American2,1961,779438
Islander796708245

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.01%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 39.39%.

Aurora Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,627$42,085$34,908
Less Than High School$26,429$30,309$21,094
High School Grad$32,462$35,928$29,319
Some College$38,963$42,974$35,804
Bachelors Degree$51,395$59,551$43,964
Graduate Degree$60,694$66,793$54,917

$38,627

Average Earnings

$42,085

Average Male

$34,908

Average Female

Aurora Earnings by Educational Attainment

Aurora Language by Age

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Aurora Language

66.96% of Aurora residents speak only English, while 33.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 21.28% of the population.

Aurora Language

Aurora Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic104,69315,80015.09%
White162,1809,4875.85%
Black60,4158,81714.59%
Other37,3006,45617.31%
Asian23,8563,94116.52%
Multiple19,2611,7349.00%
Native3,12834611.06%
Islander1,2911259.68%

10.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.57%

Male Poverty Rate

11.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Aurora

The race most likely to be in poverty in Aurora is Other, with 17.31% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Aurora is White, with 5.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.94%.

Aurora Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.26%
High School10.33%
Some College7.84%
Bachelors or Greater4.72%

Aurora Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed23.54%
Male Unemployed20.19%
Female Employed6.42%
Male Employed4.95%

Aurora Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Aurora Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$65,100$82,338
Families$76,599$93,354
Married Families$89,171$106,725
Non Families$45,304$56,295
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Income by Household Type

Aurora Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.3%

Male Marriage Rate

44.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Aurora Married by Age and Sex

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Aurora Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Aurora Marital Status by Race

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Aurora Marital Status

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23,221

Number of Veterans

20,555

Male Veterans

2,666

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam7,806
First Gulf War6,826
Second Gulf War6,514
Korea1,137
World War II493

Aurora Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 547,026
65 to 744,915
55 to 644,521
75+3,742
18 to 343,017

Aurora Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White16,5679.57%
Black4,49210.08%
Hispanic2,1853.23%
2 or More7607.71%
Asian7113.87%
Other4681.90%
Indian1937.91%
Hawaiian303.38%

Aurora Veterans by Race

Aurora Veterans by Education

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4.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Aurora Veterans by Education

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71.9%

Labor Force Participation

68%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Aurora Employment by Age

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Aurora Employment by Race

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Aurora Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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41.78%

Born in Colorado

79.91%

Native Born

20.09%

Foreign Born

12.70%

Non Citizen

7.39%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.91% of Aurora residents were born in the United States, with 41.78% having been born in Colorado. 12.70% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Aurora Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021388,7234,7171.23%
2020384,0064,7171.24%
2019379,2894,7171.26%
2018374,5726,9981.90%
2017367,5744,2971.18%
2016363,2773,1790.88%
2015360,0987,4382.11%
2014352,6607,0472.04%
2013345,6136,3521.87%
2012339,2616,5311.96%
2011332,7306,6752.05%
2010326,05549,6621.67%
2000276,39354,2902.21%
1990222,10363,5153.43%
1980158,58884,1997.86%
197074,38925,8414.36%
196048,54837,12715.57%
195011,4217,98412.76%
19403,4370.00%

Aurora Population by Year