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Population in 2010: 12. Population change since 2000: +71.4%
Males: (68.4%)
Females: (31.6%)

Median resident age:  34.0 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip code: 57375

Estimated median household income in 2012: $6,984 (it was $4,583 in 2000)
Aurora Center:

$6,984
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $7,285

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Aurora Center: 74.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Dutch (100.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1645 feet

Land area: 0.13 square miles.

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




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For population 25 years and over in Aurora Center:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • 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: 100.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

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 July 2013:
Here:

2.4%
South Dakota:

3.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Information (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%)
  • 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%)


Average climate in Aurora Center, South Dakota

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Tornado activity:

Aurora Center-area historical tornado activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 99% 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 above South Dakota state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 the city 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 Aurora Center 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 11/21/2003 at 01:09:11, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 34.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/26/2002 at 08:32:17, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 35.2 miles away from Aurora Center center
On 10/19/2005 at 02:43:46, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 43.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

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: 6, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/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:

  • South Dakota State University (about 84 miles; Brookings, SD; Full-time enrollment: 9,084)
  • University of South Dakota (about 104 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 5,598)
  • Wayne State College (about 131 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 2,780)
  • Northeast Community College (about 135 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 2,268)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 135 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 2,730)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 140 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,536)
  • Buena Vista University (about 180 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,241)

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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 2012: 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 household income significantly below 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.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012


Aurora Center travel time to work - commute


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Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 82.18%
Here82.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents40.3%21.8%14.5%14.1%9.4%
Congregations25.0%33.3%16.7%16.7%8.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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%

6.75% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,535 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.75%
South Dakota average:

8.40%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Davison County, SD  1.81% ($21,053 average AGI)


7.89% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,440 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.89%
South Dakota average:

8.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Davison County, SD  2.35% ($24,320 average AGI)
to Minnehaha County, SD  1.41% ($30,133)

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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