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Adams County, Arapahoe County, and Douglas County, Colorado

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A BIG CITY with a small town flavor
Gateway to the Rockies

Page Contents for Aurora, Colorado

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions



Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.




Statistics & Facts

The Colorado state capital is Denver.
The population of Aurora is approximately 290,000 (2000), 325078 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 182,000 (1994), 121901 (2010).
The amount of land area in Aurora is 343.247 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Aurora is 144 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.617 sq kilometers.
The distance from Aurora to Washington DC is 1573 miles.
The distance to the Colorado state capital is 9 miles. (as the crow flies)
Aurora is positioned 39.71 degrees north of the equator and 104.72 degrees west of the prime meridian.
The Aurora city color is blue and gold. Aurora average temperature is (Spring) 47, (Summer) 70, (Fall) 51, (Winter) 32 degrees F.


only 20 minutes east of the City of Denver. Aurora is within three counties - Arapahoe, Adams and Douglas.
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mild and dry. There are over 300 days of sunshine each year!!
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History & History Related Items

Aurora was originally known as Fletcher when it was founded in 1891. In 1907, the name was changed to its present one of Aurora.
Aurora History Museum
15001 E. Alameda Dr.
Aurora, Colorado
Phone: (303) 739-6660
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The founding of Aurora



Aurora is one of the top 10 safest U.S. Cities! It is also the closest city to the new Denver International Airport.

The Aurora Reservoir
5800 S. Powhaton Rd.
P.O. Box 460536
Aurora, CO 80046
Phone: (303) 690-1286
Fax (303) 690-1654
Windline: (303) 766-0020

Aurora is the third largest city in Colorado (1998)
Aurora is less than 1 hour from the Rocky Mountains
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Economy & Industry

There are over 7,700 businesses in Aurora which employ more than 64,000 people. Some of the types of businesses represented in Aurora are: Construction, manufacturing, wholesale and retail establishments, financial and service businesses. Much economic development has occurred along the I-225 corridor.
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Aurora City Government

City of Aurora, Colorado
Aurora City Hall
15151 E. Alameda Parkway
Aurora, CO 80012
phone: (303) 739-7000

Aurora has a Council/City Manager form of government.

Aurora is located in three counties, Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas.

Aurora Chamber

The Aurora Chamber of Commerce
3131 S. Vaughn Way, Suite 426
Aurora, CO 80014
Phone: (303) 755-5000
Fax: (303) 671-7662

Aurora Community Events

Calendar of Events for Aurora.

Aurora Organizations

The Aurora Chamber of Commerce
3131 S. Vaughn Way, Suite 426
Aurora, CO 80014
Phone: (303) 755-5000
Fax: (303) 671-7662

Aurora Libraries

Aurora LibrariesAurora Public Library
14949 E. Alameda Parkway
Aurora, CO 80012
Phone: 303-739-6600

Aurora Schools

Aurora students attend one of two public school districts:
Aurora Public Schools
1085 Peoria Street
Aurora, CO
Phone: (303) 344-8060
Cherry Creek School District
Pickens Tech Aurora's Vocational Technical High School for high school and post-high school students
500 Airport Blvd.
Aurora, CO 80011
(303) 344-4910 voice
(303) 326-1277 fax
(800) 320-5055 toll-free
Community College of Aurora, the fastest growing community college in ColoradoCommunity College of Aurora
One of the fastest growing community colleges in the state of Colorado Aurora


The average salary in Aurora is $ 29,696.

Median age:
2000 - 31.4 years

Aurora is located in the Mountain Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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