Aurora, Colorado Population 2024

400,325

Aurora is a city located in Adams County, Arapahoe County, Denver County, Douglas County, and Elbert County Colorado. Aurora has a 2024 population of 400,325. Aurora is currently growing at a rate of 0.86% annually and its population has increased by 3.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 386,749 in 2020.

The average household income in Aurora is $101,182 with a poverty rate of 10.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Aurora is 35.1 years, 34.2 years for males, and 36.3 years for females.

Aurora Demographics

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

  • White: 52.18%
  • Black or African American: 16.63%
  • Two or more races: 13.33%
  • Other race: 10.49%
  • Asian: 6.01%
  • Native American: 1.06%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.3%
Land Area (mi²)
163.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,455.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.51% (13,576)
The current population of Aurora, Colorado is 400,325 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 386,749.

Aurora, Colorado Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White202,12052.18%
Black or African American64,40816.63%
Two or more races51,63513.33%
Other race40,64010.49%
Asian23,2616.01%
Native American4,1111.06%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1,1740.3%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Aurora Population by Race

Aurora Population Pyramid 2024

Aurora Median Age

35.1

Total

34.2

Male

36.3

Female

Aurora Adults

There are 293,443 adults, (46,214 of whom are seniors) in Aurora.

Aurora Age Dependency

56.7

Age Dependency Ratio

18.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38

Child Dependency Ratio

Aurora Sex Ratio

Female192,68249.74%
Male194,66750.26%

Aurora Population by Age

Aurora Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All141,1252.7362.537.5
Married62,8673.4376.623.4
Non Family49,9031.3452.847.2
Female19,4693.6846.453.6
Male8,8863.553.346.7

3.36

Average Family Size

2.73

Average Household Size

62.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Aurora Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade16,7776.54%
9th to 12th Grade16,9056.59%
High School Graduate62,01824.18%
Some College54,29721.17%
Associates Degree24,7649.66%
Bachelors Degree53,45420.85%
Graduate Degree28,22011%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Aurora Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Aurora Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White127,733122,87053,829
Hispanic61,20641,4268,473
Black41,47737,06810,645
2+ Races24,80419,6405,537
Other Race23,68214,9082,507
Asian16,63512,2506,114
Native American2,7722,274350
Islander760667117

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.19%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 42.14%.

Aurora Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$47,350$52,489$41,930
Less Than 9th Grade$33,041$38,798$25,559
High School Graduate$40,148$43,178$35,625
Some College$46,891$53,529$40,882
Bachelors Degree$62,585$71,069$56,066
Graduate Degree$71,980$73,343$71,224

$47,350

Average Earnings

$52,489

Average Male

$41,930

Average Female

Aurora Earnings by Educational Attainment

Aurora Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Aurora Language

67.61% of Aurora residents speak only English, while 32.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 20.27% of the population.

Aurora Language

Aurora Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic114,43614,75312.89%
White164,32910,4546.36%
Black63,97110,15015.87%
Multiple51,3915,98211.64%
Other40,3985,93914.7%
Asian23,1182,64411.44%
Native4,05865516.14%
Islander1,174816.9%

10.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.84%

Male Poverty Rate

11.1%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Aurora

The race most likely to be in poverty in Aurora is Native, with 16.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Aurora is White, with 6.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.1%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.53%.

Aurora Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.31%
High School11.14%
Some College7.73%
Bachelors or Greater4.76%

Aurora Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed21.15%
Female Unemployed19.49%
Female Employed5.86%
Male Employed5.01%

Aurora Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Aurora Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$78,685$101,182
Families$93,377$114,868
Married Families$109,750$132,071
Non Families$54,007$69,271

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Aurora Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.4%

Male Marriage Rate

43.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Aurora Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Aurora Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

22,695

Number of Veterans

20,303

Male Veterans

2,392

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam7,198
Second Gulf War6,653
First Gulf War6,214
Korea780
World War II164

Aurora Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 546,287
65 to 745,264
55 to 644,519
75+3,798
18 to 342,827

Aurora Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White15,0619.34%
Black4,2268.88%
Hispanic2,5513.36%
2+ Races1,3904.49%
Other Race1,0773.69%
Asian6823.63%
Native American1635.39%
Islander9611.28%

Aurora Veterans by Race

Aurora Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Aurora Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71.7%

Labor Force Participation

67.2%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Aurora Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Aurora Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Aurora Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

39.89%

Born in Aurora

78.95%

Native Born

21.05%

Foreign Born

12.16%

Non Citizen

8.89%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

78.95% of Aurora residents were born in the United States, with 39.89% having been born in Colorado. 12.16% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029417,2953,3940.82%
2028413,9013,3940.83%
2027410,5073,3940.83%
2026407,1133,3940.84%
2025403,7193,3940.85%
2024400,3253,3940.86%
2023396,9313,3940.86%
2022393,5373,1670.81%
2021390,3703,6210.94%
2020386,7491,1260.29%
2019385,6234,9781.31%
2018380,6456,8721.84%
2017373,7733,8211.03%
2016369,9525,2971.45%
2015364,6558,5792.41%
2014356,0766,6801.91%
2013349,3967,6642.24%
2012341,7326,7862.03%
2011334,9467,0622.15%
2010327,88451,49118.63%
2000276,39354,29024.44%
1990222,10363,51540.05%
1980158,58884,199113.19%
197074,38925,84153.23%
196048,54837,127325.08%
195011,4217,984232.3%
19403,43700%
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Aurora Population by Year