The Climate and Demographics of Aurora

Aurora, Colorado is one of the fastest growing cities in the US due to its strategic geographical location near natural resources which results in a variety of jobs. Aurora was named by Donald Fletcher who lived here in the 1880s. Fletcher and his companions developed the land and capitalized on the silver mines but after the silver crush of 1893 the area was abadoned. It was then resettled several years later.

aurora city limits
Aurora city limits extend all the way to Douglas County.

Climate of Aurora

Aurora is one of the principle cities of Colorado and is the third largest city in the state. The city limited extend to Douglas County. The summer season occurs from June to September which is associated with sunny days that extends up to early October. Winter is typically from December to March but snow can occur sporadically as late as May (like this season). Aurora gets about 18 inches of rain annually, which is pretty minimal. Aurora receives about 26 inches of snowfall per year which is relatively mild compared to other Colorado cities.

In the municipal home rule of Aurora, Colorado, there are normally 243 total sunny days per year with July recording the highest and January with the lowest number of sunshine days. The sparing comfort index in Aurora, Colorado sums up to 71 percent, the highest score indicated that July records the most comfortable month all over the year due to its warm climatic condition. The uncomfortable months according to the study are months with the lowest temperatures between December to March.

Population of Aurora

According to the population census report of 2016, Aurora recorded a slight majority of its population as woman.  The total number of males in Aurora is estimated to be 160,099 while that of females is 164,979. However according to recent population census in Aurora, Colorado it was found that the home is made up of different races and background with whites being the majority race forming 61% of the total population, Latin’s follows behind forming 28%, African American 15%, Asians 4%, American Indians 0.92%, Native Hawaiian 0.78% and other races 12%.

Similar to many other US cities, Aurora males are the primary bread winners with about 68% of men in Aurora earning the higher income compared to 30% being female as bread winners. Although Aurora has been consistently increased in population over the years, many are selling their homes. The Aurora housing market is very competitive right now and many homes are sold within a matter of days.

Major Employers in Auorora

Some of the major employeers in Aurora are the Children’s Hospital which employs over 4,000 employees. The children’s hospital is far and away the biggest employeer with the next largest coming in at a much lower 2,200 employees. Still on the top 10 Staples where my friend Chuck (Chuck helped us in this post) works. Staples employs right around 800 employees. Beyond that, a lot of Aurora residents work outside the city in the oil fields. The oil industry has greatly increased throughout norther Colorado cities like Rifle, Grand Junction and other areas.