Spanning 160 square miles, Aurora is the third largest city in Colorado (behind Denver and Colorado Springs), and the parts of the City of Aurora are in Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas counties. An estimated 366,000 residents call Aurora home, spread out over more than 450 neighborhoods.
Who lives in Aurora? Here's a quick look at Aurora Colorado demographics.
In 1938 the War Department established what is today known as Buckley Air Force Base on Aurora's east side. Home to the 460th Space Wing (now part of the US Space Force), Buckley also hosts units of the Colorado Air National Guard, Colorado Army National Guard, and US Navy Fleet Cyber Command.
Aurora was once a frontier town of farmers and ranchers situated between Colorado's capital city (Denver) and the eastern plains.Today, some of the most exciting development in the Denver metro area is happening in Aurora within the so-called Denver Aerotropolis near Denver International Airport. Two new Aurora neighborhoods, Painted Prairie and Aurora Highlands, began construction in 2019.
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