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Aurora, CO

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About Aurora, CO

Aurora, CO is located in Arapahoe County in the state of Colorado.

The total City Population for Aurora is about 383,496 with about 916 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $349,455, which is roughly 7% higher than the Average Home Value of $325,204 for the state of Colorado, and roughly 38% higher than the National Average of $217,072.

The Median Income Per Household is about $72,052, which is roughly 3% higher than the Average Median Income Per Household of $70,131 for the state of Colorado, and roughly 10% higher higher than the National Average of $65,026.

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Quick Stats

Aurora Population 383,496
Average Home Value $349,455
Median Household Income $72,052
Median Age 35
Unemployment Rate 5.4%
Politics 61% Democratic

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 2.07
Male Population Estimate: 50.2%
Female Population Estimate: 49.8%
Median Age: 35
Male Median Age: 25.1
Female Median Age: 26.4

Racial Demographic Estimates



Arapahoe County voted Democratic in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Michael Bennet
U.S. Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
John Hickenlooper
U.S. Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
Jared Polis
State governor
Jared Polis
Democratic Party

Voting Results by Party

Democratic: 61%
Republican: 36.36%
Libertarian: 1.55%
Other: 0.83%
Green: 0.26%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Aurora specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Arapahoe County: About 4.54452 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Arapahoe County: About 329.965 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Arapahoe County is about 13% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 13% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.


The Unemployment Rate for Aurora is about 5.4%.

Colorado is ranked #9 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 71.88 out of 100.

9th out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 73.46

The average living wage for the state of Colorado is $34.94/hr, while the states minimum wage is $12.32/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Colorado a minimum wage score of 69.67 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $9.30/hr, which gives Colorado a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 68.4 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Colorado is $295.68, resulting in a UI benefit score of 80.13 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
Colorado does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
Colorado does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Colorado does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
Colorado does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
Colorado does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
Colorado does provide some form of paid family leave.
Colorado does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Colorado does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Colorado does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Colorado does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Colorado does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
Colorado does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
Colorado does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Colorado does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
Colorado does not have a "right-to-work" law.
Colorado does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
X Colorado does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
Colorado does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
Colorado does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
Colorado does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

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Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 80010, 80011, 80012, 80013, 80014, 80015, 80016, 80017, 80018, 80019, 80040, 80041, 80042, 80044, 80045, 80046, 80047, 80137, 80247 (19 Total Zip Codes)
Latitude: 39.708300
Longitude: -104.723700
TimeZone: Mountain (GMT -07:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: West
Average Elevation: 5594.9 ft.
Area Code(s): 303, 720