Aurora Center, South Dakota

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Population in 2010: 12. Population change since 2000: +71.4%
Males: (75.9%)
Females: (24.1%)
Median resident age:  28.9 years
South Dakota median age:  36.6 years

Zip code: 57375

Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,351 (it was $4,583 in 2000)
Aurora Center:

$39,351
SD:

$48,947

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $26,817 (it was $4,700 in 2000)

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $35,290; Detached houses: $35,423
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Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Aurora Center: 74.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Dutch (73.7%), English (26.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1645 feet

Land area: 0.13 square miles.

Population density: 95 people per square mile   (very low).

Aurora Center, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Aurora Center:

  • High school or higher: 77.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 2.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Aurora Center CDP:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 63.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 37.0%

Aurora Center satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (84.2 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (215.9 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (558.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Letcher, SD (3.3 miles) , Mount Vernon, SD (3.4 miles ), Plankinton, SD (3.5 miles ), Loomis, SD (3.6 miles) , Woonsocket, SD (3.7 miles ), Lane, SD (3.8 miles) , Forestburg, SD (4.1 miles) , Wessington Springs, SD (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 43.86 N, Longitude: 98.35 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

Aurora Center household income distribution Aurora Center home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

2.8%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Information (54%)
  • Other services, except public administration (46%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Other services, except public administration (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (100%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (100%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)

Average climate in Aurora Center, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Aurora Center-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 34% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/24/2003, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.6 miles away from the Aurora Center place center caused $510,000 in damages.

On 5/30/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 34.5 miles away from the place center killed 6 people and injured 150 people and caused $18 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Aurora Center-area historical earthquake activity is near South Dakota state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 611.2 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 57.8 miles away from Aurora Center center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 7.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 168.9 miles away from Aurora Center center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 377.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Aurora County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Aurora Center topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Aurora Center:

  • STORLA SUNSET HOME (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; LETCHER, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Aurora Center:

  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 82 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,386)
  • South Dakota State University (about 85 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • University of South Dakota (about 104 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Northern State University (about 111 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • Wayne State College (about 131 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Northeast Community College (about 135 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 136 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)

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Aurora County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 0.0%
Average household size:
This place:  2.0 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  33.3%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  0.0%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Aurora Center compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
South Dakota average:

10.0

Aurora Center travel time to work - commute Aurora Center mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (53%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (40%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Aurora Center CDP (based on Aurora County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,2273
Mainline Protestant1,0597
Evangelical Protestant3892
Other1-
None34-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Aurora County:

10.54 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Aurora County:

7.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

21.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.6%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Aurora County:

26.4%
South Dakota:

27.7%

5.92% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,587 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.92%
South Dakota average:

7.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Davison County, SD  1.97% ($26,619 average AGI)


6.36% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,206 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.36%
South Dakota average:

7.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Davison County, SD  1.40% ($24,867 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Aurora Center:

  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KORN (1490 AM; 1 kW; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Aurora Center:

  • KUQL (98.3 FM; WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF SOUTH DAKOTA, LLC)
  • KMIT (105.9 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF SOUTH DAKOTA, LLC)
  • KZNC (99.1 FM; HURON, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF HURON, INC.)
  • KQRN (107.3 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)
  • K258AG (99.5 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
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