The medium-sized city of Aurora, Illinois is home to slightly less than 200,000 residents. Families with children are typical, as kids aged 5-14 account for an above-average percentage of the community, while retirees are less well-represented. Overall, the city's residents, with an average age of just over 33, are decidedly younger than most cities in Illinois. Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 65% of residents own their homes. Relatively high rent costs could be a contributing factor, as the average rent of $1,191 a month is substantially higher than the state average of $1,052.
Aurora residents have an average commute of about 32 minutes, slower than around 70% of cities in Illinois. Many residents (43%) drive their car or truck to work, while public transit isn't widely used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
There are three primary industries in Aurora: retail, manufacturing, and healthcare. Together, these industries account for 21% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many residents work in sales, as 8% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. With an average annual income of just over $82,000, Aurora workers bring in about $5,000 more than the average Illinois resident. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345). Among Aurora residents older than 25, 12% have a Bachelor's degree and 6% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree.