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Aurora, Colorado

Aurora Colorado
Administration
Full nameCity of Aurora
Official nameCity of Aurora
Settlement typeHome Rule Municipality
CountryUnited States
StateColorado
CountiesArapahoe County
Adams County
Douglas County
Platted1891 as Fletcher
Incorporated (town)1903-05-05, as the Town of Fletcher
Incorporated (city)1929 as the City of Aurora
Government
TypeHome Rule Municipality
MayorEd Tauer (R)
City ManagerGeorge (Skip) Noe
Geography
Total Area154.3 sq mi (399.6 km2)
Land Area154.1 sq mi (399.1 km2)
Water Area0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation5471 ft (1667.6 m)
Demography
Total Population325078 (2010)
Density (pop.)813.2/km2 (2106.8/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneMST (UTC-7)
- Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes80010-80019, 80040-80047 (all but 80045 PO Boxes), 80247
Area codeBoth 303 and 720
GNIS feature ID0204737
HighwaysI-70, I-225, US 40, SH 30, SH 83, SH 88, E-470

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City of Aurora is a Home Rule Municipality spanning Arapahoe, Adams, and Douglas counties in Colorado. Aurora is an eastern suburb of the Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area (Metro Denver). The city is the third most populous city in the Colorado and the 56th most populous city in the United States. The city had a population of 325,078 in the 2010 Census. Denver and Aurora are the principal cities of the Denver Metropolitan Area which in 2007 had an estimated population of 2,464,866. (22nd most populous MSA) 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).


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