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Aurora, Illinois my hometown, is an urban city located 35 miles west of downtown Chicago. Aurora is the 2nd largest city in Illinois besides Chicago and Naperville. Population is estimated at 185,000+ and growing with new sub-divisions and other housing. Together with the neighboring, equally as large Naperville, this area is approaching 380,000 quickly.

City of Aurora Population
2007 Population
Population of 185,000 est.
Males 49.63%
Females 50.37%

68.12% of people are white, 13.04% are black, 2.14% are asian, 0.26% are native american, and 16.68% claim 'Other'.
29.35% of the people in Aurora (zip 60506), IL, claim hispanic ethnicity (meaning 70.65% are non-hispanic).

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