Get to know North Aurora, IL

The Kane County suburb of North Aurora is roughly 40 miles west of Chicago.  The village got its start in 1834 as Schneider’s Mill when the German immigrant John Peter Schneider constructed a mill and damn on the Fox River.  In 1868, the name changed to reflect its location just north of the established community of Aurora.  Since its incorporated in 1905, North Aurora has continued to hold onto a small-town identity into the twenty-first century.  The population has experienced consistent growth since its incorporation in 1905, with occasional bursts of growth occurring between 1950-1970 and from 2000-2010.

Quick Facts

Population: 17154

Median Household Income: $78,948

Median Property Value: $227,800


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