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Prices and availability in Aurora, IL were last updated on 14 Aug 2022.
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What is the average rent in Aurora, IL?
The average rent in Aurora, IL is $1,607. Start your search for apartments in Aurora, IL now.
What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Aurora, IL?
The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Aurora, IL is between $980 and $3,360. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Aurora, IL now.
What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Aurora, IL?
The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Aurora, IL is between $960 and $4,349. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Aurora, IL.
What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Aurora, IL?
The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Aurora, IL is between $1,544 and $4,254. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Aurora, IL.
Renter's guide to Aurora, IL
Located only 40 miles west of Chicago, the city of Aurora, Illinois is a suburb of the Windy City and within its Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area—one of the world’s largest and most diversified economies, considered one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Its central location means that both the east and west coasts are equally accessible from Chicago’s O’Hare airport, with flights to San Francisco only three-and-a-half hours and to New York just over two hours. Aurora’s weather is typical of the Midwest, where summer months tend to be somewhat hot and humid and winters cold and snowy. Average July temperatures are around 85°F and January temperatures hover around 30°F. It also has the distinction of being rated by career resources website Zippia as the fifth best place in the U.S. to retire.
Aurora, IL Demographics
- Total Population199,326
Female 98,991Male 100,335
- Median Age34.4
Aurora, IL has a population of 199,326 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 100,335 of Aurora’s residents are women and 98,991 are men. The median age of those who live in Aurora, IL is 34.4.
Cost of Living in Aurora, IL
Living in Aurora is quite cheap compared to Chicago. Apartments for rent in Aurora cost about 37% less than in Chicago and a meal at any of the mid-range restaurants in Aurora are as low as $47, which is 28% less than Chicago. Aurora is well-served by an excellent regional public transportation system—Pace—which serves the city and the entire metropolitan area with fares in the city at $2 per ride and numerous discounts available. The city is also served by the regional commuter rail line—Metra—conveniently connecting Aurora to downtown Chicago and points in between. There are numerous taxis in Aurora, as well, with rates beginning at $2.50 per mile. Utilities for a 915-square-foot apartment average about $128 per month and Internet service for a month sets you back around $50.
Average Rent in Aurora, IL
- Aurora, IL Average Rental Price, July 2022 $1,607 /mo
The average monthly rent of apartments in Aurora, IL is $1,607.
Aurora, IL Apartment Rent Ranges
About 57% of apartment rents in Aurora, IL range between $1,501-$2,000. Meanwhile, apartments priced over > $2,000 represent 12% of apartments. Around 20% of Aurora’s apartments are in the $1,001-$1,500 price range. 11% of apartments are priced between $701-$1,000.
Aurora, IL Rent Trends
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Compared to the national average rent of $1,706, the average rent in Aurora, IL is $1,607.
Living in Aurora, IL
One of the best things about living in Aurora is that the cost of living is considerably less than Chicago, but given its proximity, residents get to enjoy all the culture and amenities of its larger neighbor. There are so many great aspects to living in Aurora that it’s hard to identify any negatives, though if there is one it’s the weather which can be a bit uncomfortable in the peak of summer and difficult to travel at the height of winter—typical of midwest weather.
Things to do in Aurora, IL
There are more than plenty of things to do in Aurora. One of the premier attractions is the Paramount Theater, a century-old, fully restored art deco arts and entertainment center. For those who enjoy fun outdoors, there’s Splash Country, one of the largest water parks in the state, and the Fox River Trail, offering 43 miles of incredible cycling, hiking and cross-country skiing trails along the beautiful Fox River. Speaking of outdoors, Phillips Park is a favorite of residents and visitors alike and includes a golf course, a zoo, and a water park. There’s no shortage of shopping opportunities either, with the Chicago Premium Outlet Mall featuring over 140 stores. For those visiting the “City of Lights,” as it’s known, there are ample hotels in Aurora, from the affordable Hampton Inn or Holiday Inn to the luxurious Herrington Inn and Spa—a boutique riverfront hotel only a 10-minute walk from downtown Aurora and all of its restaurants and shops, and a short hop to the Cinemark Tinseltown North Aurora theater with multiple screens and stadium seating.
Aurora, IL employment & economy
There is certainly no shortage of jobs in Aurora, with a 2015 unemployment rate of 5.1% and the area rate right around 5.5%, due in no small part to the fact that Aurora is right at the border of the Illinois Technology and Research Corridor and the fact that Aurora has a long tradition in the manufacturing industry. Though there are many prominent manufacturers in the city, such as Caterpillar which employs over 3,000 people, the major employers today are in education and public service. The three school districts employ nearly 6,000 people, and the Waubonsee Community College and the City of Aurora employ 1,300 each.
Aurora, IL Households
- Total Number of Households65,128
Family 47,579Non-family 17,549
Children 28,400No Children 36,728
- Average People Per Household3.03
- Median Household Income$74,659
- Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,338
According to U.S. Census data, there are 65,128 households in Aurora, IL. 47,579 are family households and 17,549 are non-family households. There are 28,400 households with children in Aurora and 36,728 households without children. On average, about 3.03 people live in a household in Aurora, IL. The median income of a Aurora household living in Aurora is $74,659 per year. The median housing costs per month are $1,338.
Education in Aurora, IL
Aurora has its share of highly rated public schools such as the Nancy Young and Gwendolyn Brooks elementary schools—both rated a perfect 10 by Great! Schools. Metea Valley and Waubonsie Valley High Schools were also similarly rated. The city itself is served by three school districts, including Aurora Public Schools West Side, Aurora Public Schools East Side, and the Indian Prairie School District, giving the city an ample selection of quality public schools for its residents.
Aurora, IL Education Statistics
The level of education of the population of Aurora, IL is as follows: 11% have no high school education, 32% completed some high school, 21% partially completed college, 6% have an Associate Degree, 19% have a Bachelor Degree, and 11% have a Graduate Degree.
Tips for renting in Aurora, IL
Anyone seeking out apartments or homes for rent in Aurora can take comfort in knowing that renters are protected under the City of Aurora Building Regulations, which was amended in 2008 and covers landlord-tenant leases, enacted to “protect, preserve, and promote the health, safety, welfare, peace, and quiet of the citizens of the City of Aurora.”
Though the city has only an average walkability score, for those looking to live where most everything is within walking distance, there are communities such as the McCarty Burlington neighborhood, located just east of downtown Aurora in the city’s historic area along the Fox River, where the walkability score is quite high. Also, if you love the outdoors, Aurora is situated in the middle of the Fox River Valley where opportunities to engage with nature abound.
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