The small town of Aurora has many popular and interesting facts covered under its selves. Some of these interesting facts may very well surprise you. For instance, did you know that Aurora town is the most refugee friendly town in entire Colorado State? Now as interesting as all these facts are, they also serve many knowledgeable information about Aurora town, here are some interesting facts.
Aurora’s Demographic and Geographical FactsWhite catholic Christians make up the majority of population. They constitute nearly 62% of the total population.
Aurora is home to Colorado’s largest refugee population. Over 30,000 Ethiopians and Eritreans reside in Aurora city. Not to mention that sizeable population of refugees from Nepal also live here.
Over 90 languages are spoken in Aurora’s public school system. Making Aurora town one of the linguistically diverse towns of Colorado.
Aurora is located well over 5,000 feet above sea level, with some elevations higher than 6,000 feet.
Owing to its very high elevation Aurora enjoys sunshine and sunny days almost all throughout the year.
Aurora’s History FactsAurora town was founded in the year 1880.
Donald Fletcher was founder of the town. Fletcher in fact was original name of the town before it was eventually renamed as ‘Aurora’.
The town was renamed as ‘Aurora’ only in 1907.
Historical military institutions Army General Hospital and Lowry Air Force Base have been in existence in Aurora town since 20th century. Both have marked huge military presence in Aurora town.
Aurora Government and Economy Facts Buckley Air Force Base and Anschutz Medical Campus are largest employers in Aurora town. Both of them employing nearly 18,000 people.
Not many MNC companies have their headquarters and offices in Aurora town.
Aurora town is also lacking in skylines. In fact most of the buildings in Aurora town are not over 13 floors.
Aurora though is known for offering abundance of high tech jobs.
According to 2010 census median income for a household in the city was $46,507.
Aurora is one of the Home Rule Municipalities State of Colorado, spanning across Arapahoe, Adams and Douglas counties.
Aurora's Interesting and Funny facts The 1979 classic “Over The Edge” starring a young Matt Dillon, was filmed in Aurora.
The famous Fitzsimons Army Medical Center was birthplace of 2004 Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry.
Owing to secret military operations at Buckley Air Force Base Aurora is very popular among UFO conspiracy crowd.
Aurora town has been constantly ranked as best city in America for Women, low cost living and income equality.
In 2004, prestigious magazine Sports Illustrated listed Aurora town as ultimate sports town in America.
In 2006 Aurora’s famous Dry Dock Brewing Company won a gold medal at the World Beer Cup for its Amber Ale Beer.
Missy Franklin, who won 4 Olympic Gold Medal in 2012 Summer Olympics, had completed her graduation from Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora in 2013.
The largest catfish ever caught in Colorado State was caught in famous Aurora Reservoir in 2012. The huge fish weighed over 35 pounds.