Aurora, Illinois 

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+28.3% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

89.1 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

8.9 / 4.5

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Aurora, Illinois

Aurora, Illinois is an amazing city with plenty of attractions for everyone. Nature lovers can explore the picturesque Fox River or take a walk through one of the city's beautiful parks. History buffs should check out sites like Aurora Regional Fire Museum to learn more about Aurora's history. Sports fans can catch a game at the Chicago Premium Outlets, while foodies can sample all kinds of delicious eats throughout town. Shopping lovers should head to The Strand Center or Orchard Valley Shopping Center for good deals on all kinds of items. With its vibrant atmosphere and diverse activities, Aurora is an excellent destination to explore! National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan.
State: Illinois
County: Kane County
Metro Area: Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area
City: Aurora
Zip Codes: 60506 60504 60502 60503
Cost of Living: -10.9% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level

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What Bert Has To Say About Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area

A world-class commercial, industrial and cultural city, Chicago functions as is a major national center and as the major regional center for America’s heartland. It originally emerged as a transport center for cargo headed west and agricultural products headed east by land and water. Although transportation technology has changed, the role has not. The city is the most important passenger and freight transport hub in the country with the largest number of air departures and the most rail traffic in the nation. The commercial and manufacturing economy stands out both for its size and diversity. Over 30 Fortune 500 companies in an assortment of industries have headquarters here. Factories and warehouses extend for miles from the downtown area. Chicago is also a major center for small manufacturing and business. There is probably no more diverse an economy in the country.


The unemployment rate in Aurora is 6.8% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Aurora jobs have increased by 1.3%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Aurora's cost of living is 10.9% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Aurora's Cost of Living

June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Aurora, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Kane county remained strongly Democratic, 56.1% to 41.7%. More Voting Stats

Aurora's population is 183,447 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 5.5%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 28.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Aurora is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.6%.

Aurora public schools spend $10,837 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.7 students per teacher in Aurora. More Education

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Housing Market in Aurora

It's a good time to buy in Aurora. Home Appreciation is up 9.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Aurora is .

Reviews for Aurora   18 Reviews
Live Here if You Don't Care About Your Life - 8/15/2021
What a joke this city is. My friend's husband was shot in the head in this village (along with 4 others murdered). Their response was sub-par to say the least. Their... Read More

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Hometown - 2/10/2016
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Winters too long! - 9/22/2012
Winters too long,cold and snowy, i dread it more every year! Will retire out of here in a few... Read More

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