Aurora, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 59 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -25.3%
Males: 33  (57.4%)
Females: 26  (42.6%)
Median resident age:  51.8 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years

Zip code: 67417

Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,098 (it was $29,583 in 2000)
Aurora:

$45,098
KS:

$50,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,842 (it was $24,213 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $46,163 (it was $12,700 in 2000)
Aurora:

$46,163
KS:

$129,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $80,478; Detached houses: $82,829; Townhouses or other attached units: $87,484; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $180,234; Mobile homes: $19,130
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    • 5896.7%White alone
    • 23.3%American Indian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Aurora: 78.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (25.8%), French (17.7%), Irish (14.5%), Swedish (11.3%), Danish (3.2%), French Canadian (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1476 feet

Land area: 0.10 square miles.

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

Aurora, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Aurora:

  • High school or higher: 91.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 41.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Aurora city:

  • Never married: 10.0%
  • Now married: 76.3%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $607 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $406 (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 June 2014:
Here:

3.4%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -22 (-21.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (35%)
  • Construction (29%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (24%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (18%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (35%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (24%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (29%)
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Transportation occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Community and social service occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

Average climate in Aurora, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Aurora-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 90% 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 near Kansas state average. It is 66% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 267.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 189.4 miles away from Aurora 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 240.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 101.5 miles away from the city 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 466.5 miles away from Aurora center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 133.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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).
Aurora topographic map

Hospitals and 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)
  • CLOUD COUNTY HEALTH CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; CONCORDIA, KS)
  • CLOUD COUNTY HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; CONCORDIA, KS)
  • MOUNT JOSEPH SENIOR COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; CONCORDIA, KS)
  • MOUNT JOSEPH SENIOR VILLAGE LLC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; CONCORDIA, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Aurora:

  • Kansas State University (about 54 miles; Manhattan, KS; Full-time enrollment: 20,703)
  • Barton County Community College (about 98 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 99 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)
  • Washburn University (about 103 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 5,092)
  • Emporia State University (about 103 miles; Emporia, KS; FT enrollment: 4,687)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 105 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 106 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 8,728)

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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

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

AURORA, CITY OF (Population served: 59, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-25-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-25-2012), St Compliance Meeting conducted (SEP-28-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-02-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2012)
  • 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:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In OCT-01-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-05-2012), St Intentional no-action (NOV-05-2012)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.6%
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 house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Kansas average:

11.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (89%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,18413
Catholic1,8945
Evangelical Protestant1,02010
Other2051
None4,230-
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
Cloud County:

3.20 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

1.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.5%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Cloud County:

28.3%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.5%
State:

13.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll

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)

5.40% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,213 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.40%
Kansas average:

6.43%

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 Saline County, KS  0.47% ($27,000 average AGI)
from Republic County, KS  0.38% ($24,429)


6.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,565 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.88%
Kansas average:

6.89%

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 Republic County, KS  0.65% ($25,667 average AGI)
to Riley County, KS  0.57% ($24,810)
to Saline County, KS  0.49% ($31,833)

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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • 153Total average daily traffic
  • 15Total average daily truck traffic
  • 185Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

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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