Aurora, Colorado Population 2023

404,615

Aurora is a city located in Adams County and Arapahoe County Colorado. With a 2023 population of 404,615, it is the 3rd largest city in Colorado and the 48th largest city in the United States.Aurora is currently growing at a rate of 1.54% annually and its population has increased by 4.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 386,261 in 2020. Spanning over 155 miles, Aurora has a population density of 2,623 people per square mile.

The average household income in Aurora is $82,338 with a poverty rate of 13.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Aurora is 34.8 years, 33.9 years for males, and 36 years for females.

Aurora Demographics

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

  • White: 58.1%
  • Black or African American: 16.71%
  • Other race: 9.73%
  • Two or more races: 7.45%
  • Asian: 6.84%
  • Native American: 0.85%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.31%
The current population of Aurora, Colorado is 404,615 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 386,261.

Aurora, Colorado Population 2023

Aurora Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Aurora Population by Race

Aurora Population Pyramid 2023

Aurora Median Age

34.8

Total

33.9

Male

36

Female

Aurora Adults

There are 285,100 adults, (44,982 of whom are seniors) in Aurora.

Aurora Age Dependency

58

Age Dependency Ratio

18.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Aurora Sex Ratio

Female190,99550.34%
Male188,43949.66%

Aurora Population by Age

Aurora Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.48

Average Family Size

2.83

Average Household Size

61.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Aurora Households and Families

Male

Female

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

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 85.01%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 34.71%.

Aurora Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$40,367

Average Earnings

$43,460

Average Male

$36,710

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

67.22% of Aurora residents speak only English, while 32.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 20.48% of the population.

Aurora Language

Aurora Poverty by Race

rate

13.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.93%

Male Poverty Rate

11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Aurora

The race most likely to be in poverty in Aurora is Other, with 21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Aurora is White, with 6.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.4%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.7%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.71%.

Aurora Poverty

Aurora Poverty Rate by Education

Aurora Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Aurora Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Aurora Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.6%

Male Marriage Rate

44.6%

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

23,527

Number of Veterans

20,962

Male Veterans

2,565

Female Veterans

Aurora Veterans by War

Aurora Veterans by Age

count

Aurora Veterans by Race

Aurora Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.7%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Aurora Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71.3%

Labor Force Participation

67.1%

Employment Rate

5.2%

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

40.37%

Born in Aurora

77.99%

Native Born

20.24%

Foreign Born

12.21%

Non Citizen

8.03%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

77.99% of Aurora residents were born in the United States, with 40.37% having been born in Colorado. 12.21% 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 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Aurora Population by Year