Aurora, IL

Census Place

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2022 Population
181,405
1.11% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
35.4
0.568% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.2%
1.52% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$85,943
7.91% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$241,600
15.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
95,497
0.186% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Aurora, IL had a population of 181k people with a median age of 35.4 and a median household income of $85,943. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Aurora, IL declined from 183,447 to 181,405, a −1.11% decrease and its median household income grew from $79,642 to $85,943, a 7.91% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Aurora, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (33.3%), White (Hispanic) (15.2%), Two+ (Hispanic) (13.6%), Other (Hispanic) (12.1%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (10.7%).

None of the households in Aurora, IL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

86.5% of the residents in Aurora, IL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Aurora, IL are Aurora University (2,274 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Aurora, IL was $241,600, and the homeownership rate was 66.8%.

Most people in Aurora, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Aurora, IL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Aurora, IL is home to a population of 181k people, from which 86.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 25.4% of Aurora, IL residents were born outside of the country (46k people).

In 2022, there were 2.19 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (60.3k people) in Aurora, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 27.5k White (Hispanic) and 24.7k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

86.5%
2022 Citizenship
85.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 86.5% of Aurora, IL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Aurora, IL was 85.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Aurora, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    60.3k ± 1.99k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    27.5k ± 2.6k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    24.7k ± 2.32k
42.3%
Hispanic Population
76.8k people

In 2022, there were 2.19 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (60.3k people) in Aurora, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 27.5k White (Hispanic) and 24.7k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

42.3% of the people in Aurora, IL are hispanic (76.8k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    622,347 ± 18,890 people
  2. India
    165,336 ± 9,918 people
  3. Poland
    123,006 ± 8,569 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 622,347 Illinois residents, followed by India with 165,336 and Poland with 123,006.

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Foreign-Born Population

25.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
46k people
25.9%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
47.5k people

As of 2022, 25.4% of Aurora, IL residents (46k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Aurora, IL was 25.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,475 ± 271
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,316 ± 306
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    657 ± 200

Aurora, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Aurora, IL employs 95.5k people. The largest industries in Aurora, IL are Manufacturing (13,865 people), Retail Trade (11,650 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (11,074 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($122,467), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($104,605), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($92,282).

Males in Illinois have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $66,581. The income inequality in Illinois (measured using the Gini index) is 0.477, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

95.5k
2022 Value
± 2,587
0.186%
1 Year growth
± 3.81%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Aurora, IL grew at a rate of 0.186%, from 95.3k employees to 95.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Aurora, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,679 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,930 people), and Management Occupations (8,240 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Aurora, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

95.5k
2022 Value
± 2,587
0.186%
1 Year growth
± 3.81%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Aurora, IL grew at a rate of 0.186%, from 95.3k employees to 95.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Aurora, IL, are Manufacturing (13,865 people), Retail Trade (11,650 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (11,074 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Aurora, IL, though some of these residents may live in Aurora, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$49,044
Median earning men ± $2,788
$36,328
Median earning women ± $1,943

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($121,086), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($97,054), and Public Administration ($95,805).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($62,625), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,976), and Public Administration ($57,727).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.47%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Illinois. This represents a 2.47% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Illinois.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Illinois went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.1%).

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing the state of Illinois. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Illinois

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Dick Durbin
Senator from Illinois2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Tammy Duckworth
Senator from Illinois3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing Illinois.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Illinois over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Illinois

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Illinois have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Aurora, IL awarded 2,274 degrees. The student population of Aurora, IL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,693 male students and 4,225 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Aurora, IL are White (1,268 and 56%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (607 and 26.8%), Black or African American (168 and 7.42%), and Unknown (103 and 4.55%).

The largest universities in Aurora, IL by number of degrees awarded are Aurora University (2,274 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Aurora, IL are Social Work (766 and 33.7%), General Business Administration & Management (285 and 12.5%), and Registered Nursing (158 and 6.95%).

The median tuition cost in Aurora, IL for private four year colleges is $27,200.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Aurora, IL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 81.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 28.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 5,918 (28.6% men and 71.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 5,918 students enrolled in Aurora, IL, 28.6% men and 71.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,818 records, of which 71.6% were women and 28.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 158 degrees awarded
  2. 203 degrees awarded
  3. 158 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Aurora, IL was General Business Administration & Management with 158 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Aurora, IL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
2,274 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Aurora University with 2,274 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 633 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Aurora, IL, which is 0.386 times less than the 1,641 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,268 degrees mean that there were 2.09 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 607 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($27,200) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($220) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.01% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.62M), Some college (2.15M), and Bachelors Degree (2.1M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Aurora, IL was $241,600 in 2022, which is 0.857 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $208,500 to $241,600, a 15.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Aurora, IL is 66.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Aurora, IL have an average commute time of 28.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Aurora, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Aurora, IL is $85,943. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Aurora, IL was Census Tract 8803.14 with a value of $184,071, followed by Census Tract 8464.08 and Census Tract 8464.09, with respective values of $184,022 and $170,660.

Property

$241,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,909
$40,402
Median Property Taxes
±$1,318

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Aurora, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Aurora, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

66.8%
Homeownership
2022
63.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 66.8% of the housing units in Aurora, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8803.14
  2. Census Tract 8464.08
  3. Census Tract 8464.09

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Aurora, IL was Census Tract 8803.14 with a value of $184,071, followed by Census Tract 8464.08 and Census Tract 8464.09, with respective values of $184,022 and $170,660.

The following map shows all of the places in Aurora, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$85,943
Median Household Income
± $2,689
60.5k
Number of Households
± 1,861

In 2022, the median household income of the 60.5k households in Aurora, IL grew to $85,943 from the previous year's value of $79,642.

The following chart displays the households in Aurora, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Aurora, IL is from Illinois.
0.477
2022 Wage GINI in Illinois
0.478
2021 Wage GINI in Illinois

In 2022, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.371% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Illinois was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (68.6%)
  2. Carpooled (12.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (12.1%)

In 2022, 68.6% of workers in Aurora, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.5%) and those who worked at home (12.1%).

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Commute Time

28.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Aurora, IL have a longer commute time (28.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.28% of the workforce in Aurora, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Aurora, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Aurora, IL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Aurora, IL (18.2k out of 180k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Aurora, IL is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

89.3% of the population of Aurora, IL has health coverage, with 54.1% on employee plans, 18.1% on Medicaid, 8.38% on Medicare, 8.06% on non-group plans, and 0.691% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Kane County, IL see 2453 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.574% increase from the previous year (2439 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1471 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 337 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,453 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kane County, IL

Primary care physicians in Kane County, IL see an average of 2,453 patients per year. This represents a 0.574% increase from the previous year (2,439 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Kane County, IL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.3% under 18 years, 21.2% between 18 and 34 years, 40.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.7%
Uninsured
54.1%
Employer Coverage
18.1%
Medicaid
8.38%
Medicare
8.06%
Non-Group
0.691%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Aurora, IL grew by 5.38% from 10.1% to 10.7%.

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