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Aurora, Nebraska - Basic Facts

Aurora is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Aurora.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Hamilton County at latitude 40.8672 and longitude -98.0042. Hamilton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,788 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Aurora (see map) encompass a land area of 2.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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


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


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


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


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


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.