Aurora, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Aurora, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Aurora had a population of 188 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Aurora, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 188
Daytime Population: Workers 68
Daytime Population: Residents 113
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 181
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 188
Population in Familes 160
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 328
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $50,938
Average Household Income $57,616
Per Capita Income $23,706


Total Housing Units 89 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 68 (76.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (13.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $85,870
Average Home Value $200,000


Total Households 80
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 60
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.22% 0.11%
Households 0.17% 0.25%
Families 0.47% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   2.97%

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, 2017 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 # 718 29th
Population Density # 763 24th
Diversity Index # 205 80th
Median Household Income # 652 35th
Per Capita Income # 854 15th

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