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Aurora, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Aurora is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Hamilton County at latitude 40.8639 and longitude -98.007. Hamilton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,788 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Aurora, but most people and references simply refer to it as Aurora, Nebraska.

The P1 Census Class Code for Aurora indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

City of Aurora, NE Boundary Map

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Aurora, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 4,568
Population in Households 4,443
Population in Familes 3,678
Population in Group Qrtrs 125
Population Density1 1,578
Diversity Index2 10
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,824
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 1,233
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,007 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,257 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 567 (28.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 183 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $113,576
Average Home Value $134,805
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $56,423
Average Household Income $68,854
Per Capita Income $27,531
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.46% 0.36%
Households 0.56% 0.48%
Families 0.66% 0.42%
Median Household Income   3.11%
Per Capita Income   2.63%
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.

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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, 2014 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 # 37 94th
Population Density1 # 92 84th
Diversity Index2 # 317 45th
Median Household Income # 118 80th
Per Capita Income # 156 73rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nebraska Census Data Comparison Tool.