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Aurora, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Aurora had a population of 191 as of July 1, 2016. Aurora ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Aurora is located at latitude 42.6201 and longitude -91.7295 in Buchanan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Aurora (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Buchanan County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,138 feet.

The City of Aurora (GNIS ID: 2394033) 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 Township of Buffalo, a minor civil division (MCD) of Buchanan 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, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 191
Population in Households 191
Population in Familes 163
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 333
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 81
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 60
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 91 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 70 (76.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $85,870
Average Home Value $207,042


Median Household Income $45,913
Average Household Income $57,230
Per Capita Income $23,178
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.51% 0.62%
Households 0.4% 0.73%
Families 0.54% 0.66%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
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, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Aurora to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa 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 # 715 29th
Population Density1 # 762 25th
Diversity Index2 # 226 78th
Median Household Income # 752 26th
Per Capita Income # 847 16th

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