With easy access to major highways, a regional airport and two international airports, as well as railroads, Aurora is a community connected to the world. The growth of commercial activity and logistics requires a skilled workforce. Over 30 percent of Aurora residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher.
Aurora Named 6th Most Diverse City in America
Aurora has been named one of the most diverse cities in America, according to a report by WalletHub, an online financial website. According to its report, WalletHub compared the demographic profiles of more than 500 of the largest cities across five major diversity categories: socioeconomic, cultural, economic, household and religious.
WalletHub found Aurora to be the sixth-most diverse city in the United States. Finishing above Aurora were New York City, which came in first, followed by Jersey City, N.J.; Houston; Dallas; and Silver Spring, Md.
Aurora has a myriad of opportunities for higher education. Aurora University is Aurora’s largest accredited four-year university. Waubonsee Community College, Rasmussen College, and Robert Morris University all maintain branch campuses in Aurora. Residents of Aurora also live within easy commuting distance to Northern Illinois University (DeKalb) and College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn).
High school graduate or higher
(US average: 86.7%)
Bachelor's degree or higher
(US average: 29.8%)
total city population
employed in Professional/Technical sector
26.6% of Households make 100k or more
avg. drive time to work (mins.)
workers per sq. mile