Latest Data (2018)
Population 199,602
Nationwide Rank 118

Quick Facts

Aurora, Illinois is the 118th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Aurora, Illinois is a city.

Aurora, Illinois is as large as it has ever been. In 2018 Aurora had its largest population ever.

Aurora, Illinois is growing moderately quickly. It is growing faster than 79% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Aurora, Illinois Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
108 Oxnard, California 209,877 22.2%
109 Fayetteville, North Carolina 209,468 5.0%
110 Moreno Valley, California 209,050 45.9%
111 Rochester, New York 206,284 -6.0%
112 Glendale, California 201,361 3.0%
113 Huntington Beach, California 200,641 5.5%
114 Salt Lake City, Utah 200,591 10.3%
115 Grand Rapids, Michigan 200,217 1.1%
116 Amarillo, Texas 199,924 14.8%
117 Yonkers, New York 199,663 1.7%
118 Aurora, Illinois 199,602 38.1%
119 Montgomery, Alabama 198,218 -1.7%
120 Akron, Ohio 198,006 -8.6%
121 Little Rock, Arkansas 197,881 7.9%
122 Huntsville, Alabama 197,318 23.2%
123 Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia 196,939 0.9%
124 Port St. Lucie, Florida 195,248 118.9%
125 Grand Prairie, Texas 194,614 51.9%
126 Columbus, Georgia 194,160 4.1%
127 Tallahassee, Florida 193,551 26.5%
128 Overland Park, Kansas 192,536 26.9%

Similarly Sized Cities In Illinois

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
118 Aurora 199,602 38.1%
175 Naperville 148,304 14.6%
176 Joliet 148,099 36.8%
178 Rockford 146,526 -3.4%
253 Springfield 114,694 2.1%
265 Elgin 111,683 17.6%
269 Peoria 111,388 -1.4%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 199,602 118
2017 200,965 115
2016 201,110 111
2015 200,661 114
2014 200,456 115
2013 199,963 114
2012 199,932 112
2011 199,300 112
2010 197,899 111
2009 172,950 134
2008 170,765 138
2007 169,010 138
2006 167,372 139
2005 165,787 137
2004 164,750 133
2003 160,931 137
2002 155,952 137
2001 150,159 142
2000 144,476 148
1990 100,279 202