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Aurora
Adams County, Arapahoe County, and Douglas County, Colorado

ZipCodes
80010, 80011, 80012, 80013, 80014, 80015, 80016, 80017, 80018, 80019, 80045

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



Page Contents for Aurora, Colorado

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Economy

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



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.

Location

only 20 minutes east of the City of Denver. Aurora is within three counties - Arapahoe, Adams and Douglas.
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Climate


semi-arid
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Weather


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

1891


Attractions


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
E-mail: chamber@mktplace.net

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
E-mail: chamber@mktplace.net

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
or
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

Miscellany

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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