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Encyclopedia > North Aurora, Illinois

North Aurora is a village located in Kane County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 10,585.

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 in North Aurora is named after him.


North Aurora is located at 41°48'34" North, 88°19'46" West (41.809387, -88.329316)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 13.8 km˛ (5.3 mi˛). 13.4 km˛ (5.2 mi˛) of it is land and 0.4 km˛ (0.2 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 2.82% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 10,585 people, 4,019 households, and 2,833 families residing in the village. The population density is 792.0/km˛ (2,051.8/mi˛). There are 4,220 housing units at an average density of 315.8/km˛ (818.0/mi˛). The racial makeup of the village is 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. 9.68% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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

In the village the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village is $58,557, and the median income for a family is $70,780. Males have a median income of $48,579 versus $31,522 for females. The per capita income for the village is $25,552. 3.0% of the population and 1.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 1.9% of those under the age of 18 and 10.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=41.809387&longitude=-88.329316&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=41.809387&lon=-88.329316&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-88.329316&lat=41.809387&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
North Aurora Real Estate and Homes for Dale in Kane County, Illinois (705 words)
With a population of approximately 11,000, North Aurora remains one of the fastest growing communities in the western Chicago suburbs.
North Aurora is now the proud home of Provena Mercy Center which provides a broad range of health care and other services for area residents.
Students in North Aurora are served by West Aurora School District 129, and several excellent colleges and universities are within driving distance.
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