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Overview of Aurora, Colorado, United States

Aurora is located in Colorado in the United States of America . It is the 3rd most populous city in Colorado.

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  • Population: 311,794
  • Population Density: 1,939.6/sq mi
  • Area: 142.7/sq mi
  • Latitude: 39.695887
  • Longitude: -104.808101
  • Weather: See Forecast
  • Elevation: 5,471 ft
  • Time Zone: Mountain Standard Time
  • Language: English
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History of Aurora, Colorado

In 1891, Donald Fletcher founded the town of Fletcher on the plains east of Denver, naming the town after himself. The town was renamed Aurora (Latin for dawn) in 1907, and remained a small community until after World War II. Aurura became the fastest growing city in the United States during the late 1970's and early 1980's.

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Aurora's Demographics

As of 2007 the population of Aurora was 311 794. The major race was Caucasian followed by Hispanic/ Latino. The city's estimated individual income was around $21,095 with the average household income being about $46,507.

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Aurora's Climate

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Education in Aurora, Colorado

In Aurora they have 31 elementary schools, seven middle schools, four high schools, three charter school, and three alternative programs.

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Transportation around Aurora, Colorado

Aurora residents use the Light Rail to get around the city.

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Tourism and Attractions of Aurora

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Surrounding Communities

  • Aurora
  • Glendale

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Geography of Aurora, Colorado

The city's official elevation, posted on signs at the city limits, is 5,471 feet. However, the city spans a difference in elevation of nearly 1,000 feet. The lowest elevation of 5,285 feet is found at the point where Sand Creek crosses the city limit in the northwest corner of the city, while the highest elevation of 6,229 feet is on the extreme southern border of the city in Douglas County, near the intersection of Inspiration and Gartrell Roads.

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Aurora's Government

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Aurora's Economy and Industry

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Aurora's Culture and Significant Events

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Sports in Aurora, Colorado

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