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North Aurora, Illinois
Etymology: Location relative to Aurora, Illinois
Location of North Aurora in Kane County, Illinois
Location of North Aurora in Kane County, Illinois
Country United States
State Illinois
County Kane
Townships Aurora, Batavia, Blackberry, Sugar Grove
Founded 1834
Named Prior to 1880 US Census
Incorporated 1905
 • Type Trustee/Administrator
 • Body Village Board
 • Total 7.81 sq mi (20.22 km2)
 • Land 7.56 sq mi (19.57 km2)
 • Water 0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Total 18,261
 • Density 2,416.44/sq mi (932.99/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code
Area codes 630 and 331
FIPS code 17-53442
GNIS feature ID 2399508

North Aurora is a village in Kane County, Illinois, United States, and a suburb of Chicago. It had a population of 16,760 at the 2010 census, and as of 2019 the estimated population was 18,057. North Aurora maintains its own public library district, fire district, and police department, but public spaces and parks are managed by the neighboring Fox Valley Park District.


In its early history, North Aurora was known as "Schneider's Mill" or "Schneider's Crossing" after John Peter Schneider, a German immigrant who established a mill and dam on the Fox River after moving to the area in 1834. Schneider Elementary School, on the east side of the Fox River, is named after him.

North Aurora was named due to its location north of Aurora, Illinois. The 1880 US Census was the first Federal census to use the place-name Village of North Aurora. It was formally incorporated in 1905.


North Aurora is located at 41°48′31″N 88°20′31″W / 41.808736°N 88.341981°W / 41.808736; -88.341981 (41.808736, -88.341981).

According to the 2010 census, North Aurora has a total area of 7.396 square miles (19.16 km2), of which 7.18 square miles (18.60 km2) (or 97.08%) is land and 0.216 square miles (0.56 km2) (or 2.92%) is water.

The Fox River runs north-south through the village.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 352
1920 458 30.1%
1930 682 48.9%
1940 772 13.2%
1950 921 19.3%
1960 2,088 126.7%
1970 4,833 131.5%
1980 5,205 7.7%
1990 5,940 14.1%
2000 10,585 78.2%
2010 16,760 58.3%
2020 18,261 9.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 10,585 people, 4,019 households, and 2,833 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,051.8 people per square mile (792.0/km2). There were 4,220 housing units at an average density of 818.0 per square mile (315.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 87.71% White, 4.48% African American, 0.21% Native American, 2.54% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 3.33% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.68% of the population.

There were 4,019 households, out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.4% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 27.1% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 36.6% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $58,557, and the median income for a family was $70,780. Males had a median income of $48,579 versus $31,522 for females. The per capita income for the village was $25,552. About 1.5% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.

The North Aurora Special Census that took place during the summer of 2007 indicated a new village population of 15,893. This is an increase of 2,129 residents, or 15.5% from the last special census that was conducted in 2004.

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