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Aurora, Colorado
Home Rule Municipality
The Aurora Municipal Center
The Aurora Municipal Center
Official seal of Aurora, Colorado
Seal
Nicknames: 
The Gateway to the Rockies
The Sunrise of Colorado
Location of Aurora in Adams County and Arapahoe County and Douglas County, Colorado.
Location of Aurora in Adams County and Arapahoe County and Douglas County, Colorado.
Coordinates: 39°42′39″N 104°48′45″W / 39.71083°N 104.81250°W / 39.71083; -104.81250Coordinates: 39°42′39″N 104°48′45″W / 39.71083°N 104.81250°W / 39.71083; -104.81250
Country United States
State Colorado
Counties Arapahoe County[1]
Adams County
Douglas County
Platted 1891 as Fletcher
Incorporated (town) 1903-05-05, as the Town of Fletcher[2]
Incorporated (city) 1929 as the City of Aurora[3]
Government
 • Type Home Rule Municipality[1]
 • Mayor Bob LeGare[4]
 • City Manager Jim Twombly
Area
[5]
 • Home Rule Municipality 154.19 sq mi (399.36 km2)
 • Land 153.52 sq mi (397.62 km2)
 • Water 0.67 sq mi (1.73 km2)
Elevation
[6]
5,403 ft (1,647 m)
Population
 (2010)[7]
 • Home Rule Municipality 325,078
 • Estimate 
(2016)[8]
361,710
 • Rank US: 54th
 • Density 2,356.05/sq mi (909.68/km2)
 • Urban
2,374,203 (US: 18th)
 • Metro
2,814,330 (US: 19th)
Time zone UTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
ZIP codes
80010-80019, 80040-80047 (all but 80045 PO Boxes), 80137, 80247[9]
Area codes Both 303 and 720
FIPS code 08-04000
Highways I-70, I-225, US 40, SH 30, SH 83, SH 88, E-470
Website auroragov.org
Third most populous Colorado city