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Aurora, IL

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Aurora is the second biggest city in the entire state of Illinois, and a top 115 city in the entire county in terms of sheer population. In 2000, the city was listed as having 142,990 residents. Aurora’s metro area is the third biggest in the entire country, with 9.5 million people. Aurora is one of the fastest growing cities in the country, and the U.S. Census Bureau ranked it as the 46th fastest growing city in the ten years between 2000 and 2009. Aurora is commonly known as the “City of Lights”, as it was one of the first cities in the country to adopt electric street lights.

Aurora Apartments


Legacy at Fox Valley
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2


The Aventine at Oakhurst North
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2


Preserve At Cress Creek
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2


Courtyards Village
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1


Lakeview Townhomes at Fox Valley
Beds: 2
Baths: 2.5


$1800 Four bedroom in Woodridge-8030 Canterbury Ln.
Beds: 4
Baths: 2

Key City Stats

The average age of Aurora, IL is
5 to 9
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 8.27%
  • 8.67%
  • 8.38%
  • Female
  • 8.15%
  • 8.77%
  • 8.22%
is average rent in Aurora, IL
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 3.49%
  • 4.78%
  • 7.01%
of units are available for rent in Aurora
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 1271
  • 243
  • 1041
Getting Around in Aurora, IL

Aurora has plenty of different transportation choices, including rail, bus, air, and freeways. The city has a stop on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe line, which serves commercial rail passengers. The city used to have Amtrak as well as Greyhound bus services, but those services were discontinued as of a few years ago. Instead, a regional bus service serves the city. Aurora’s Municipal Airport is middle sized and owned by the city of Aurora.

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The average commuter time in Aurora is:
20 to 24 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 5.98%
  • 12.62%
  • 2.71%

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

<p>The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy is known as IMSA to the locals. It is a three year residential high school where students participate in critical learning programs. The school is highly competitive, and although it is technically a public school, the admissions process involves recommendations, essays, and a student&Otilde;s performance on the SAT. The school is unique in that it is a public school that houses students, and as a public school, the students are not charged for their accommodations. Most of the courses are rigorous and help to prepare the students for college level classes.</p>

Illinois Technology and Research Corridor

<p>The Illinois Technology and Research Corridor runs through the city of Aurora. The corridor itself houses regional centers for companies, office and industrial space, government and medical centers, shopping malls, dining, entertainment, lodging, and even colleges. Some of the companies that have offices in the corridor include Devry University, BP, Aldi, Farm Progress, Microsoft, MetLife, McDonalds, Westell, and Toyota Motor Sales. Colleges found in the corridor include DePaul Univeristy, Devry University, North Central College, the College of DuPage, Benedictine University, Aurora University, and Elmhurst College, among others.</p>