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Housing & Occupancy

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Aurora neighborhoods vary in size, character and cultural history. Single Family detached homes are the most prevalent residential building type throughout the city. The Aurora Places Comprehensive Plan provides a place based approach for producing unique places with a mix of housing types. Aurora is rapidly evolving from a mid-seize, suburban community to a large city.  The following section will outline Aurora's housing inventory, characteristics and compares that to the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood metro area. 

As of 2021 the U.S Census Bureau estimates that there are 145,189 housing units in Aurora and 1,265,033 in the metro area. 

Home Values

The median home value for Aurora is $350,200 while the median home value for the metro area is $443,400. 

Source: U.S Census Bureau 2017-2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates



Source: U.S Census Bureau 2017-2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates


Gross Rents

The median gross rent for rented occupied units in Aurora has been increasing over the past few years. In 2018 the median gross rent in Aurora was $1,241.00. In 2020 the median gross rent is $1,401.However gross rent for occupied housing units is slightly less than it is in the metro area. 


Source: U.S Census Bureau 2017-2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates

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