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Population in 2012: 59 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -25.3%
Males: 28  (48.3%)
Females: 31  (51.7%)

Median resident age:  38.0 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip code: 67417

Estimated median household income in 2012: $23,272 (it was $29,583 in 2000)
Aurora:

$23,272
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,164

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $38,295 (it was $12,700 in 2000)
Aurora:

$38,295
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $57,638; Detached houses: $41,673; Townhouses or other attached units: $297,305; Mobile homes: $145,349
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  • White alone - 58 (96.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (3.3%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Aurora: 77.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: French (32.1%), Swedish (15.1%), German (11.3%), Irish (7.5%), French Canadian (5.7%), Scottish (5.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1476 feet

Land area: 0.10 square miles.

Population density: 584 people per square mile 
 
 (low).




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For population 25 years and over in Aurora:

  • High school or higher: 91.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 41.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Aurora city:

  • Never married: 18.8%
  • Now married: 68.8%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $567 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $450 (1.5%)

Aurora satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Topeka, KS (102.7 miles , pop. 122,377).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lincoln, NE (104.3 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (462.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Miltonvale, KS (2.9 miles ), Concordia, KS (3.3 miles ), Clyde, KS (3.5 miles ), Vining, KS (3.9 miles) , Clifton, KS (3.9 miles ), Oak Hill, KS (4.2 miles) , Morganville, KS (4.2 miles) , Glasco, KS (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 39.45 N, Longitude: 97.53 W

Area code: 785

Aurora household income distribution Aurora home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.9%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -22 (-21.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (27%)
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (27%)
  • Other services, except public administration (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (18%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)


Average climate in Aurora, Kansas

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Tornado activity:

Aurora-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 182% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/20/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.8 miles away from the Aurora city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/20/1957, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.5 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Aurora-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/1/2002 at 11:08:56, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 86.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cloud County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Aurora:

  • BEVERLY HEALTH AND REHAB OF CONC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; CONCORDIA, KS)
  • CHRISTOPHER MANOR OF CONCORDIA (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; CONCORDIA, KS)
  • FMC - CONCORDIA (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; CONCORDIA, KS)

Political contributions by individuals in Aurora, KS

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Aurora:

  • Kansas State University (about 54 miles; Manhattan, KS; Full-time enrollment: 18,850)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 99 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 2,415)
  • Washburn University (about 103 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 4,484)
  • Emporia State University (about 103 miles; Emporia, KS; FT enrollment: 4,068)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 105 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,702)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 105 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 4,978)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 106 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 6,591)

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Notable locations in Aurora: Aurora Grain Company Grain Elevator Number 1 (A), Miltonvale Rural Fire Department Station 2 (B), Aurora Fire Station (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Cloud County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.5. This is about average.
City:

32.5
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.00. This is about average. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.00
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Aurora and their reported violations in the past:

AURORA, CITY OF (Population served: 77, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-17-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-17-2006), St Public Notif received (MAR-29-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and JUL-05-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-05-2005)
  • Notification, Public - In JAN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and NOV-06-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-06-2000)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and NOV-06-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-06-2000)
  • 4 minor monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.2%

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.8%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.2%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Aurora compared to Kansas state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Aurora travel time to work - commute


Aurora mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (90%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Aurora city (based on Cloud County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.59%
Here61.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA The Wesleyan ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents31.9%22.2%13.8%9.9%7.7%
Congregations15.4%26.9%3.8%7.7%7.7%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA) The Evangelical Covenant ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents5.9%2.8%2.8%1.3%1.7%
Congregations15.4%7.7%3.8%3.8%7.7%
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
This county:

3.20 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Cloud County:

1.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
This county:

5.33 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Cloud County:

10.65 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.5%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.3%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Cloud County:

12.5%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$765
Sewerage 0$0 1$10
Water Supply 0$0 1$70
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$50
Totals for Government 0$0 9$895

Aurora government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $59,000 ($1000.00)
    General - Other: $14,000 ($237.29)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($118.64)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($101.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($67.80)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($16.95)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,000 ($169.49)

Aurora government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($50.85)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($33.90)
    All Other: $1,000 ($16.95)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($50.85)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($33.90)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $64,000 ($1084.75)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($169.49)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000 ($50.85)
    General Support: $1,000 ($16.95)
  • Tax - Property: $5,000 ($84.75)
    Total General Sales: $4,000 ($67.80)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($16.95)

Aurora government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $59,000 ($1000.00)

5.63% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($24,641 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.63%
Kansas average:

7.39%

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 Saline County, KS  0.71% ($19,080 average AGI)
from Republic County, KS  0.51% ($31,611)
from Clay County, KS  0.28% ($22,100)


7.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,883 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.39%
Kansas average:

7.67%

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 Saline County, KS  0.95% ($19,235 average AGI)
to Mitchell County, KS  0.56% ($14,850)
to Riley County, KS  0.50% ($23,889)

Strongest AM radio stations in Aurora:

  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KSAL (1150 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: EBC INC.)
  • KNCK (1390 AM; 1 kW; CONCORDIA, KS; Owner: KNCK, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVSV (1190 AM; 2 kW; BELOIT, KS; Owner: MCGRATH PUBLISHING COMPANY)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Aurora:

  • KCKS (94.9 FM; CONCORDIA, KS; Owner: KNCK, INC.)
  • KHCD (89.5 FM; SALINA, KS; Owner: HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KVSV-FM (105.5 FM; BELOIT, KS; Owner: MCGRATH PUBLISHING COMPANY)
  • KREP (92.1 FM; BELLEVILLE, KS; Owner: FIRST REPUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KVCO (88.3 FM; CONCORDIA, KS; Owner: CLOUD CNTY COMM. JR. COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Aurora:

  • KSNB-TV (Channel 4; SUPERIOR, NE; Owner: COLINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Edward G Roach, 1460 Deer Rd. (Ks12780-A) (Lat: 39.363778 Lon: -97.658250), Type: 110.6, Overall height: 107.3 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, 1460 Deer Rd. (Ks12780-A) (Lat: 39.363778 Lon: -97.658250), Type: 110.6, Overall height: 107.3 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • AURORA, 2 Mi Sse Of (Lat: 39.420528 Lon: -97.516972), Overall height: 28.3 m, Call Sign: KAO47
    Assigned Frequencies: 2129.00 MHz, 3710.00 MHz, 3750.00 MHz, 3770.00 MHz, 3770.00 MHz, 3790.00 MHz, 3830.00 MHz, 3850.00 MHz, 3850.00 MHz, 3870.00 MHz... (+16 more)
    Grant Date: 01/16/1990, Expiration Date: 02/01/2000, Cancellation Date: 01/27/1998
    Registrant: At&t Corp, 1200 Peachtree St 15w24, Atlanta, GA 30309


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
  • Good Intent Call: 2

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