The City of Aurora is a Home Rule Municipality in Colorado, extending into Arapahoe, Adams, and Douglas counties. Aurora is one of the principal cities of the Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area (Metro Denver). The city’s population was 325,078 in the 2010 Census, which makes it the third most populous city in the state of Colorado and the 56th most populous city in the United States.
Denver and Aurora are the principal cities of the Denver Metropolitan Area, which in 2007 had an estimated population of 2,464,866 (the 22nd most populous MSA in the U.S.). However, Denver and Aurora combined make up less than half of the Metro Denver Area’s population and Aurora has approximately half the population of Denver. The estimated population of the Metropolitan Denver was 2,998,878 in 2007(15th most populous CSA).
The median income for a household in the city was $46,507, and the median income for a family was $52,551. Males had a median income of $35,963 versus $30,080 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,095. About 6.8% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.0% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.
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