|City of Aurora, Colorado|
|Nickname: The Gateway to the Rockies|
Location in Arapahoe County and the State of Colorado
|State||State of Colorado|
|Platted||1891 as Fletcher|
|Incorporated (town)||1903-05-05, as the Town of Fletcher|
|Incorporated (city)||1929 as the City of Aurora|
|- Type||Home Rule Municipality|
|- Mayor||Ed Tauer (R)|
|- Total||142. A nickname is a Name of an entity or thing that is not its Proper name. Arapahoe County is the third most populous of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The State of Colorado ( or chiefly by nonresidents) is a state located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States of America. Wikipedia talkFeatured lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->This list of countries, arranged alphabetically The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The political units and divisions of the United States include The 50 states (four of these being officially styled as Commonwealths) which are typically The State of Colorado ( or chiefly by nonresidents) is a state located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States of America. See also Geography of Colorado State of Colorado|History of Colorado This is a list of the 64 counties of the U Arapahoe County is the third most populous of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. Adams County is the fifth most populous of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. Douglas County is the eighth most populous of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. A plat consists of a Map, drawn to scale showing the divisions of a piece of land A municipal corporation is the legal term for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to cities, counties, Towns Year 1903 ( MCMIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar or a Common year starting Events 553 - The Second Council of Constantinople begins 1215 - Rebel Barons renounce their allegiance to King John A municipal corporation is the legal term for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to cities, counties, Towns See also State of Colorado The 271 incorporated municipalities of the State of Colorado operate under one of five types of municipal governing A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government Ed Tauer is the current Mayor of Aurora, Colorado, USA He is a member of the Republican Party. Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. 7 sq mi (369. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 7 km²)|
|- Land||142. To help compare Orders of magnitude of different geographical regions we list here areas between 1000 km2 and 10000 km2 5 sq mi (369. 1 km²)|
|- Water||0. 2 sq mi (0. 2 km²)|
|Elevation||5,471 ft (1,648 m)|
|- Density||1,939. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 6/sq mi (789/km²)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC-7)|
|- Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|ZIP codes||80010-80019, 80040-80047 (all but 80045 PO Boxes), 80247|
|Area code(s)||Both 303 and 720|
|GNIS feature ID||0204737|
|Highways||I-70, I-225, US 40, SH 30, SH 83, SH 88, E-470|
|Website: City of Aurora|
The City of Aurora is a Home Rule Municipality that is the third most populous city in the State of Colorado and the 59th most populous city in the United States, with an estimated population of 297,235 in 2005. The Mountain Time Zone of North America keeps time by subtracting seven hours from Coordinated Universal Time ( UTC-7) during the shortest days of autumn UTC−7 can be observed in Mountain Standard Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time Zone Canada Daylight saving time ( DST The Mountain Time Zone of North America keeps time by subtracting seven hours from Coordinated Universal Time ( UTC-7) during the shortest days of autumn Areas using UTC−6 Single zone countries Belize Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala The ZIP code is the system of Postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS A post office box (often abbreviated PO Box or PO Box) is a uniquely-addressable lockable box located on the premises of a Post office station A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks The map to the right is clickable click on an area code to go to the page for that code The map to the right is clickable click on an area code to go to the page for that code Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout The State highway system in the US State of Colorado is comprised of State Highways (typically abbreviated SH) U In the US state of Colorado, Interstate 70 is an Interstate Highway traversing an east-west route across the center of the state Interstate 225 (I-225 is a Spur route (and the only auxiliary route of Interstate 25 in Colorado, traversing Aurora and small portions of State Highway 83 is a state highway that runs form SH 115 interchange in south Colorado Springs to SH 2 at Leetsdale Dr E-470 is a 46-mile (74-km limited-access Tollway traversing the eastern portion of the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Area in Colorado. See also State of Colorado The 271 incorporated municipalities of the State of Colorado operate under one of five types of municipal governing See also State of Colorado The 271 incorporated municipalities of the State of Colorado operate under one of five types of municipal governing The State of Colorado ( or chiefly by nonresidents) is a state located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States of America. The The United States of America —commonly referred to as the  The municipality is split between Arapahoe County and Adams County, with a small portion lying in Douglas County. Arapahoe County is the third most populous of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. Adams County is the fifth most populous of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. Douglas County is the eighth most populous of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The city and its western neighbor are the principal cities of the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Statistical Area is a United States Census Bureau defined Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA in the State of Colorado In 2005, the estimated population of the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Statistical Area was 2,359,994 (22nd most populous MSA), the estimated population of the Denver-Aurora-Boulder Combined Statistical Area was 2,869,377 (15th most populous CSA), and the estimated population of the Front Range Urban Corridor was 4,013,055. The Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Statistical Area is a United States Census Bureau defined Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA in the State of Colorado Table of United States Metropolitan Statistical Areas|Table of United States Core Based Statistical AreasIn the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB has produced The Denver-Aurora-Boulder Combined Statistical Area is a United States Census Bureau defined Combined Statistical Area (CSA located in the Denver region Table of United States Combined Statistical AreasThe United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB defines micropolitan and metropolitan statistical areas. The Front Range Urban Corridor is an oblong region of urban population located along the eastern face of the Southern Rocky Mountains in the U 
In 1891, Donald Fletcher founded the town of Fletcher on the plains east of Denver, naming the town after himself. Donald Fletcher was a Real estate Tycoon in Colorado in the late 19th century The City and County of Denver (pronounced /ˈdɛnvɚ/ is the Capital and the most populous city of Colorado, in the United States The real estate tycoon left two years later, leaving the new residents with bond payments for non-existent water. The town was renamed Aurora (Latin for dawn) in 1907, and remained a small community until after World War II. Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. Postwar suburban development transformed the town into what became the fastest growing city in the United States during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Although Aurora has long been considered by many only as one of Denver's larger suburbs, its growing population in recent decades (now over half the size of the City of Denver) has led to efforts for co-equal recognition with its larger neighbor. South San Jose (cropjpg||thumb|A suburban development in San Jose California. A former mayor once expressed the somewhat whimsical notion that eventually the area would be called the "Aurora/Denver Metropolitan Area. " However, such efforts are somewhat hampered by the lack of a large, historically important central business district in the city, which is largely suburban in character. A central business district ( CBD) is the commercial and often geographic heart of a city
World attention focused on Aurora for seven weeks during the fall of 1955, as President Dwight D. Eisenhower recovered from a heart attack at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. Year 1955 ( MCMLV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar) Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (October 14 1890 – March 28 1969 was President of the United States from 1953 until 1961 and a five-star general The Fitzsimons Army Medical Center (formerly the Fitzsimons Army Hospital) was a medical facility of the United States military during the 20th century located The hospital is also the 1943 birthplace of 2004 Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry. } John Forbes Kerry (born December 11 1943 is an American Politician who is currently serving his fourth term as the junior United States Senator Decommissioned in 1999, the facility is now under redevelopment as the campus of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and Hospital, which are relocating there from Denver, and the Colorado Bioscience Park Aurora. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center ( UCHSC) is part of the University of Colorado System. These facilities will employ a workforce of 32,000 at build-out.
In 2004, Aurora was honored as the Sports Illustrated magazine's 50th Anniversary "Sportstown" for Colorado because of its exemplary involvement in facilitating and enhancing sports. Sports Illustrated is an American Sports Magazine owned by media conglomerate Time Warner. Sport is an Activity that is governed by a set of rules or Customs and often engaged in competitively Aurora's active populace is also reflected in the variety of professional athletes hailing from the city (see Notable People from Aurora below). Aurora's first semi-professional sports franchise, the Aurora Cavalry in the International Basketball League, began play in 2006 but folded by seasons end due to budget mishaps. The Aurora Cavalry is a Defunct basketball team from the International Basketball League. This article is about the International Basketball League formed in 2004.
Aurora has always been awkwardly split between two counties (more recently, three counties) and lies distant from the respective county seats. A consolidated city and county government was considered in the mid-1990s but failed to win approval by city voters. In American Local government, a consolidated city-county is a city and county that have been merged into one unified jurisdiction The issue was reconsidered in 2006.  Colorado voters created the City and County of Denver in 1902 and the City and County of Broomfield in 2001. The State of Colorado ( or chiefly by nonresidents) is a state located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States of America. The City and County of Denver (pronounced /ˈdɛnvɚ/ is the Capital and the most populous city of Colorado, in the United States The City and County of Broomfield is a prominent suburb and tier of the Denver metropolitan area in the State of Colorado of the United States. A consolidated city and county of Aurora would likely include areas not within the current city limits, but the new city-county boundaries would be set, restricting future expansion.
Aurora is located at . The city's official elevation, posted on signs at the city limits, is 5,471 feet (1,668 m). However, the city spans a difference in elevation of nearly 1,000 feet. The lowest elevation of 5,285 feet (1,611 m) is found at the point where Sand Creek crosses the city limit in the northwest corner of the city, while the highest elevation of 6,229 feet (1,899 m) is on the extreme southern border of the city in Douglas County, near the intersection of Inspiration and Gartrell Roads. (39. 695887, -104. 808101)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 142. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 7 square miles (369. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 7 km²), of which, 142. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 5 square miles (369. 1 km²) of it is land and 0. 2 square miles (0. 6 km²) of it (0. 17%) is water.
Aurora straddles Interstate 70, Interstate 225 and the E-470 beltway. In the US state of Colorado, Interstate 70 is an Interstate Highway traversing an east-west route across the center of the state Interstate 225 (I-225 is a Spur route (and the only auxiliary route of Interstate 25 in Colorado, traversing Aurora and small portions of E-470 is a 46-mile (74-km limited-access Tollway traversing the eastern portion of the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Area in Colorado. The Regional Transportation District's light rail transit system was extended to serve the southwestern edge of Aurora on November 17, 2006. For specific light rail systems many of which use the words "light rail" as part of their name see List of light-rail transit systems. Events 284 - Diocletian is proclaimed emperor by his soldiers Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The G Line and H Line stop at Aurora's Dayton and Nine Mile Stations; a comprehensive network of feeder buses in southern Aurora serve the latter. The G Line, part of the light rail system operated by the Regional Transportation District in the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Area in Colorado The H Line, part of the light rail system operated by the Regional Transportation District in the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Area in Colorado Dayton is a light rail station on RTD 's system in Aurora Colorado. Nine Mile is a station on RTD 's Light rail system in Aurora Colorado. An extension of light rail along I-225 through the city is planned to connect with a commuter rail line between downtown Denver and Denver International Airport (DIA), both scheduled for completion by 2015. Denver International Airport, often called DIA, is by land size at, the largest international Airport in the United States, and the second largest Much of Aurora is more convenient to DIA than Denver itself. This proximity is a factor in the expected growth of the E-470 corridor directly south of DIA, projected to eventually accommodate 250,000 additional Aurora residents.
Aurora is composed of dozens of neighborhoods, districts and (current and former) military installations. Among them:
|Census||Pop. Buckley Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base in Aurora, Colorado, that was established in 1943 Lowry Air Force Base (1938–1994 is a former United States Air Force base located in the cities of Aurora and Denver Colorado. Mission Viejo is a subdivision of Aurora Colorado, in the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Area. Stapleton International Airport was Denver, Colorado 's primary Airport from 1929 to 1995 Infill in its broadest meaning is material that fills in an otherwise unoccupied space||%±|
As of the census of 2000, there were 276,393 people, 105,625 households, and 68,867 families residing in the city. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 1,939. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 6 people per square mile (748. 9/km²). There were 109,260 housing units at an average density of 766. 7/sq mi (296. 0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 68. 86% White, 13. 42% African American, 0. 81% Native American, 4. 37% Asian, 0. 18% Pacific Islander, 8. 14% from other races, and 4. 23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19. 81% of the population.
There were 105,625 households out of which 35. 5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46. 9% were married couples living together, 13. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34. 8% were non-families. 27. 4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5. 7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 60 and the average family size was 3. 19.
In the city the population was spread out with 27. 6% under the age of 18, 10. 1% from 18 to 24, 34. 7% from 25 to 44, 20. 2% from 45 to 64, and 7. 4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 98. 1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95. 8 males.
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. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 6. 8% of families and 8. 9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 0% of those under age 18 and 6. 1% of those age 65 or over.
In addition, the Denver Regional Council of Governments (consisting of the city and 51 other local governments) has established a "sister city" relationship with the Baghdad Governorate, one of Iraq's eighteen provinces. Archbishop Daniel William Kucera, OSB ( May 7, 1923 -) is a Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church and Archbishop Emeritus A bishop is an ordained or consecrated member of the Christian clergy who is generally entrusted with a position of authority and oversight Aaron Matthew Moorehead (born November 5, 1980 in Aurora Colorado) is an American football Wide receiver who is currently a Sean Farrell Moran (born June 5, 1973 in Aurora Colorado) was an American football Defensive lineman in the National Football Jane E Norton was Lieutenant Governor of Colorado from 2003 to 2007 during the second term of Governor Bill Owens. Bill Owens is an American politician and a member of the Republican Party. Aaron Pitchkolan (born March 14, 1983 in Aurora, Colorado) is an American soccer Midfielder who currently FC Dallas is a North American professional soccer team based in Frisco, Texas, United States. Major League Soccer ( MLS) is the top-flight professional Soccer league in the United States and Canada with 14 teams 13 in the U August William "Bill" Ritter Jr (born September 6, 1956) is an American politician of the Democratic Party, and the current Billy Thompson may refer to Billy Thompson (American football, American football player Billy Thompson (basketball, American basketball player Sean Tufts (born March 26, 1982 in Aurora Colorado) is a former American football Linebacker in the NFL for the Frank Weddig is an American politician from Aurora Colorado. He was a Colorado State Senator from 1994 to 2000 and a State Representative from 2000 to DaVarryl Williamson (born July 25 1968 as DaVarryl Jerome Williamson is an American boxer originally from Washington D Louis Donnel Wright (born January 31, 1953 in Gilmer Texas) is a former American Football Cornerback who played his entire NFL Penny Flame (born February 22 1983 is the Stage name of an American pornographic actress, model and Film director. Costa Rica, officially the Republic of Costa Rica ( Spanish: Costa Rica or República de Costa Rica,) is a Country in Seongnam is a city in Gyeonggi Province South Korea. Because of its convenient location near Seoul, the South Korean capital it is a largely South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea and often referred to as Korea ( Korean: 대한민국 tɛː Zielona Góra Łódź Voivodeship Zielona Góra (Grünberg in Schlesien is a City in Lower Silesia, in western Poland, with 118730 inhabitants within Poland (Polska officially the Republic of Poland Baghdad Governorate (محافظة بغداد Muḥāfaẓät Baġdād in the nation of Iraq and contains the For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iraq topics.
|West: Denver, Centennial||Aurora|
|South: Greenwood Village, Centennial, Foxfield, Parker|
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