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Population (year 2000): 142,990. Estimated population in July 2005: 168,181 (+17.6% change)
Males: 72,020 (50.4%), Females: 70,970 (49.6%)

Kane County

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Median resident age: 29.3 years
Median household income: $54,861 (year 2000)
Median house value: $135,500 (year 2000)

Aurora, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Aurora:

  • White Non-Hispanic (52.1%)
  • Hispanic (32.6%)
  • Other race (14.5%)
  • Black (11.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.9%)
  • Asian Indian (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Filipino (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (17.5%), Irish (9.8%), English (5.6%), Italian (4.7%), Polish (4.6%), United States (3.0%).Illinois

Elevation: 676 feet

Land area: 38.5 square miles

Aurora,

For population 25 years and over in Aurora

  • High school or higher: 75.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Aurora city

  • Never married: 29.0%
  • Now married: 57.2%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

21.6% Foreign born (17.4% Latin America, 2.4% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +42,004 (+41.6%).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (42.9 miles )

Nearest cities: IL (3.1 miles Montgomery, Aurora, IL North (4.0 miles www.RealEstate.com/Aurora )

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1996: 858 buildings, average cost: $114,300
  • 1997: 908 buildings, average cost: $106,800
  • 1998: 1183 buildings, average cost: $107,800
  • 1999: 1284 buildings, average cost: $97,800
  • 2000: 1030 buildings, average cost: $109,800
  • 2001: 1156 buildings, average cost: $137,900
  • 2002: 1067 buildings, average cost: $112,900
  • 2003: 836 buildings, average cost: $106,900
  • 2004: 843 buildings, average cost: $105,900
  • 2005: 989 buildings, average cost: $137,800

Latitude: 41.76 N, Longitude: 88.30 W

Area code: 630


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Aurora, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (21.5%), Educational,health and social services (15.3%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (11.6%), Retail trade (11.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -14,921 (-10.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 20,326 (30.3%)

Crime in Aurora by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 15 25 8 25 17
    per 100,000 10.5 17.5 5.6 17.5 11.9
Rapes 43 85 71 83 79
    per 100,000 30.1 59.4 49.7 58.0 55.2
Robberies 185 158 256 157 153
    per 100,000 129.4 110.5 179.0 109.8 107.0
Assaults 586 538 605 536 482
    per 100,000 409.8 376.3 423.1 374.9 337.1
Burglaries 1,139 1,017 1,064 999 862
    per 100,000 796.6 711.2 744.1 698.7 602.8
Thefts 3,557 3,979 3,672 3,914 3,815
    per 100,000 2487.6 2782.7 2568.0 2737.3 2668.0
Auto thefts 460 317 356 314 323
    per 100,000 321.7 221.7 249.0 219.6 225.9
324.3 328.5 338.5 324.6 300.5

Average climate in Aurora, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Aurora:

Aurora-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 74% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 6.6 miles away from the Aurora city center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/13/1976, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.4 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 23 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Chris Ziemann - 2005 NFL player (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, born: Sep 20, 1976), Mike Small - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 3/4/66), Jason Thomas - College basketball player (Florida A&M Rattlers), Jeremy Henderson - College basketball player (Florida A&M Rattlers), Marc Daniels - College basketball player (Colgate Red Raiders), Mason Stewart - College basketball player (Northern Iowa Panthers), Quaves Kirk - Major League Soccer player (Los Angeles, born: Apr 13, 1988), Raymond Anthony - College basketball player (Lamar Cardinals), Sean Blalock - College basketball player (Western Illinois Leathernecks), Shaun Pruitt - College basketball player (Illinois Fighting Illini).

Main business address for: OLD SECOND BANCORP INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS), WESTELL TECHNOLOGIES INC (TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH APPARATUS), CABOT MICROELECTRONICS CORP (SEMICONDUCTORS & RELATED DEVICES).


Hospitals/medical centers in Aurora:
  • MERCY CENTER FOR HEALTH CARE SERVICES (1325 N HIGHLAND AVENUE)
  • RUSH COPLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (2000 OGDEN AVENUE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Aurora:
  • DELNOR COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; GENEVA, IL)
  • LINDEN OAKS HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; NAPERVILLE, IL)
  • CENTRAL DUPAGE HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; WINFIELD, IL)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Aurora:
  • CHICAGO O'HARE INTL (about 32 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: ORD)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 38 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
  • GREATER ROCKFORD (about 62 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; ID: RFD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Aurora:
  • DUPAGE (about 11 miles; CHICAGO/WEST CHICAGO, IL; ID: DPA)
  • AURORA MUNI (about 12 miles; CHICAGO/AURORA, IL; ID: ARR)
  • CLOW INTL (about 14 miles; BOLINGBROOK, IL; ID: 1C5)

Amtrak stations near Aurora:
  • 11 miles: NAPERVILLE (E. 4TH & ELLSWORTH AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: PLANO (MAIN ST. WEST OF CENTER ST.)
Local government website:
Colleges/Universities in Aurora:
  • AURORA UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 1,719; Location: 347 S GLADSTONE AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.aurora.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • ILLINOIS ACADEMY OF REAL ESTATE (Location: 316 N LAKE ST; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Aurora:
  • NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE (about 11 miles; NAPERVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,088)
  • WAUBONSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 11 miles; SUGAR GROVE, IL; FT enrollment: 3,834)
  • WHEATON COLLEGE (about 15 miles; WHEATON, IL; FT enrollment: 2,684)
  • BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; LISLE, IL; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • LEWIS UNIVERSITY (about 16 miles; ROMEOVILLE, IL; FT enrollment: 2,974)
  • JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 18 miles; JOLIET, IL; FT enrollment: 6,075)
  • COLLEGE OF DUPAGE (about 18 miles; Glen Ellyn, IL; FT enrollment: 15,545)
Public high schools in Aurora:
  • WAUBONSIE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 3,156; Location: 2590 ROUTE 34; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • WEST AURORA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 3,144; Location: 1201 W NEW YORK ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • EAST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,539; Location: 500 TOMCAT LANE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • IL MATHEMATICS & SCIENCE ACADEMY (Students: 639; Location: 1500 W SULLIVAN RD; Grades: 10 - 12)
  • INDIAN PLAINS ALTERNATIVE H S (Students: 78; Location: 1322 N EOLA RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Aurora:
  • AURORA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 959; Location: 14 BLACKHAWK STREET; Grades: PK - 12)
  • MARMION ACADEMY (Students: 476; Location: 1000 BUTTERFIELD RD; Grades: 9 - 12; Boys only)
  • ROSARY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 435; Location: 901 NORTH EDGELAWN; Grades: 9 - 12; Girls only)
  • AURORA CENTRAL CATHOLIC H S (Students: 415; Location: 1255 N EDGELAWN DR; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • FOX RIVER VLLY CHRISTIAN SCH (Students: 39; Location: P O BOX 842; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Aurora:
  • STILL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,094; Location: 787 MEADOWRIDGE DR; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • FRANCIS GRANGER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,011; Location: 2721 STONEBRIDGE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • C M BARDWELL ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 987; Location: 550 S LINCOLN AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • K D WALDO MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 861; Location: 56 JACKSON ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WASHINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 857; Location: 231S CONSTITUTION DR; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • JEFFERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 846; Location: 1151 PLUM ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • C F SIMMONS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 812; Location: 1130 SHEFFER RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HENRY W COWHERD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 798; Location: 441 NORTH FARNSWORTH; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • REBA O STECK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 755; Location: 460 INVERNESS DRIVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • JOHN GATES ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 730; Location: 800 SEVENTH AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Aurora:
  • HOLY ANGELS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 734; Location: 720 KENSINGTON PLACE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL SCH (Students: 457; Location: 601 TALMA STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST RITA OF CASCIA SCHOOL (Students: 381; Location: 770 W OLD INDIAN TRAIL; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST JOSEPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 351; Location: 706 HIGH STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ANNUNCIATION OF B V M SCHOOL (Students: 291; Location: 1840 CHURCH ROAD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PAULS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 215; Location: 550 SECOND AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ARCHBISHOP ROMERO CATH SCHOOL (Students: 194; Location: 312 NORTH HIGH STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • COVENANT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 146; Location: 635 N RANDALL RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • FOX VALLEY MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 132; Location: 850 N COMMONWEALTH; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ST MARKS CHILD DEVELOPMENT CNT (Students: 120; Location: 27 SOUTH EDGELAWN; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Aurora:
  • AURORA P.L. (Operating income: $5,536,632; Location: 1 E. BENTON STREET; 402,749 books; 36,049 audio materials; 11,409 video materials; 830 serial subscriptions)
 

Aurora compared to Illinois state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Aurora:
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WBIG (1280 AM; 1 kW; AURORA, IL; Owner: BIG BROADCASTING COMAPNY, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WKKD (1580 AM; 0 kW; AURORA, IL; Owner: KOVAS COMMUNICATIONS OF INDIANA, INC.)
  • WAUR (930 AM; 4 kW; SANDWICH, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMBI (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Aurora:
  • WERV-FM (95.9 FM; AURORA, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WLEY-FM (107.9 FM; AURORA, IL; Owner: WLEY LICENSING, INC.)
  • WONC (89.1 FM; NAPERVILLE, IL; Owner: NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE)
  • WSPY-FM (107.1 FM; PLANO, IL; Owner: NELSON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WUSN (99.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CHICAGO)
TV broadcast stations around Aurora:
  • W24AJ (Channel 24; AURORA, IL; Owner: NELSON TV, INC.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • W57DN (Channel 57; ELGIN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSPY-LP (Channel 30; PLANO, IL; Owner: WSPY-TV, INC.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W54BE (Channel 54; SUGAR GROVE, IL; Owner: WAUBONSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

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