Aurora, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Aurora, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Aurora had a population of 4,611 as of July 1, 2016. Aurora ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Aurora is located at latitude 40.8639 and longitude -98.007 in Hamilton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Aurora (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Hamilton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,788 feet.

The City of Aurora (GNIS ID: 2394036) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Aurora is located within Election Precinct 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hamilton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Aurora population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Aurora, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,611
Population in Households 4,493
Population in Familes 3,719
Population in Group Qrtrs 118
Population Density1 1,569
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 1,865
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 1,263
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,053 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,270 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 595 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 188 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $108,833
Average Home Value $136,909


Median Household Income $54,524
Average Household Income $68,590
Per Capita Income $28,101
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.47% 0.35%
Households 0.74% 0.57%
Families 0.84% 0.52%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   2.51%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Aurora, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Aurora to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 36 94th
Population Density1 # 91 84th
Diversity Index2 # 229 61st
Median Household Income # 169 71st
Per Capita Income # 225 61st

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