Aurora has the 55th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 10.7% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Aurora is part of the Denver metro area. Unemployment in the Denver area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Denver has the 18th largest local economy in the US, and a average cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Aurora is above average at $54,450, and the median cost of a home in Aurora is $179,300, which is the same as the national average. 27% of workers in Aurora hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 86% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Aurora. 77% of Aurora workers drive to work alone, 3% take public transit, 12% carpool, and 6% walk. People in Aurora spend an average of 28 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.