Latest Data (2017)
Population 200,965
Nationwide Rank 115

Quick Facts

Aurora, Illinois is the 115th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Aurora, Illinois is a city.

Aurora, Illinois is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 Aurora had its largest population ever.

Aurora, Illinois is growing moderately quickly. It is growing faster than 81% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Aurora, Illinois Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
105 Fontana, California 211,815 44.3%
106 Santa Clarita, California 210,888 35.5%
107 Birmingham, Alabama 210,710 -12.9%
108 Oxnard, California 210,037 22.3%
109 Fayetteville, North Carolina 209,889 5.2%
110 Rochester, New York 208,046 -5.2%
111 Moreno Valley, California 207,226 44.6%
112 Glendale, California 203,054 3.9%
113 Yonkers, New York 202,019 2.9%
114 Huntington Beach, California 201,874 6.2%
115 Aurora, Illinois 200,965 39.0%
116 Salt Lake City, Utah 200,544 10.3%
117 Amarillo, Texas 199,826 14.8%
118 Montgomery, Alabama 199,518 -1.0%
119 Grand Rapids, Michigan 198,829 0.4%
120 Little Rock, Arkansas 198,606 8.3%
121 Akron, Ohio 197,846 -8.7%
122 Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia 197,166 1.0%
123 Huntsville, Alabama 194,585 21.5%
124 Columbus, Georgia 194,058 4.0%
125 Grand Prairie, Texas 193,837 51.3%

Similarly Sized Cities In Illinois

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
115 Aurora 200,965 39.0%
175 Joliet 148,462 37.1%
176 Naperville 147,682 14.1%
177 Rockford 147,051 -3.1%
247 Springfield 114,868 2.3%
256 Peoria 112,883 -0.1%
258 Elgin 112,456 18.4%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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