Aurora, Maine

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Population in 2010: 114. Population change since 2000: -5.8%
 
Males: 61  (53.5%)
Females: 53  (46.5%)
Median resident age:  39.3 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip code: 04408

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,534 (it was $26,250 in 2000)
Aurora:

$34,534
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,433 (it was $11,794 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $124,160 (it was $65,800 in 2000)
Aurora:

$124,160
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $194,983; Detached houses: $205,568; Mobile homes: $9,743
Aurora races chart
  • White alone - 112 (98.2%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.9%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.9%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Aurora: 171.7 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (36.4%), German (20.7%), Irish (13.2%), Danish (6.6%), French (5.8%), Italian (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/01/1831

Elevation: 350 feet

Land area: 37.3 square miles.

Population density: 3.1 people per square mile   (very low).

Aurora, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Aurora:

  • High school or higher: 88.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Aurora town:

  • Never married: 18.2%
  • Now married: 42.9%
  • Separated: 5.2%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 27.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Aurora town:  0.6% ($367)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Aurora satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (129.5 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (225.9 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (397.6 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Osborn, ME (2.5 miles) , Great Pond, ME (2.6 miles) , Amherst, ME (2.6 miles ), Mariaville, ME (3.5 miles ), Waltham, ME (3.6 miles ), Clifton, ME (3.7 miles ), Eastbrook, ME (3.7 miles ), Beddington, ME (3.7 miles) .

Latitude: 44.87 N, Longitude: 68.27 W

Area code: 207

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

2.0%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (24%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Truck transportation (16%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Transportation equipment (8%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Social assistance (8%)
  • Health care (29%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (16%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (8%)
  • Child care workers (8%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (8%)
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (14%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (14%)
  • Bus drivers (14%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (11%)
  • Financial managers (7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)

Average climate in Aurora, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Aurora-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Maine state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 36.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 269.4 miles away from Aurora center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 190.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 306.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 67.3 miles away from Aurora center
On 9/16/1994 at 07:01:54, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 30.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hancock County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Snows: 5, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Aurora topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Aurora:

  • University of Maine (about 21 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 26 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 84 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 94 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 129 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 130 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 132 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)

Public elementary/middle school in Aurora:

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Notable locations in Aurora: The Birches (A), Aurora Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Aurora Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Upper Middle Branch Pond (A), Giles Pond (B), Halfmile Pond (C), Lower Middle Branch Pond (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Allagash Brook (A), Archer Brook (B), John Brown Brook (C), Sevenmile Brook (D), Salmon Island Brook (E), Leighton Brook (F), Harper Meadow Brook (G), Freeman Brook (H), Camp Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Rural Real Estateartsy Earrings Shopthe Iquik Carnival (Arcades & Amusements; 1348 Great Pond Road) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 51.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.4
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 9.17. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.17
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  63.0%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.5%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 2.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

14.0%
Whole state:

10.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.8%
Whole state:

4.1%

Aurora compared to Maine state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (69%)
  • Wood (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Aurora town (based on Hancock County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.86%
Here: 27.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents43.6%13.6%12.3%7.8%7.4%
Congregations10.3%19.6%17.5%8.2%17.5%
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCommunity Church of ChristAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.2%1.9%1.8%1.6%7.8%
Congregations4.1%1.0%3.1%3.1%15.5%
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: 32
Hancock County:

6.01 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Hancock County:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Hancock County:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 115
Here:

21.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.4%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Hancock County:

25.4%
Maine:

25.0%

5.45% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,886 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($382 average AGI)
Hancock County:

0.08%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Penobscot County, ME  1.18% ($36,406 average AGI)
from Washington County, ME  0.28% ($21,300)
from Waldo County, ME  0.26% ($30,875)


5.07% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,082 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.07%
Maine average:

5.62%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($362 average AGI)
Hancock County:

0.09%
Maine average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Penobscot County, ME  1.14% ($29,886 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.36% ($31,947)
to Washington County, ME  0.21% ($33,364)

Strongest AM radio stations in Aurora:

  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNZS (1340 AM; 1 kW; VEAZIE, ME; Owner: WATERFRONT COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Aurora:

  • WHCF (88.5 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WMEH (90.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVOM (103.9 FM; HOWLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEZQ (92.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWMJ (95.7 FM; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNSX (97.7 FM; WINTER HARBOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKIT-FM (100.3 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WBFB (104.7 FM; BELFAST, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WERU-FM (89.9 FM; BLUE HILL, ME; Owner: SALT POND COMMUNITY B/C COMPANY)
  • WLKE (99.1 FM; BAR HARBOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBQI (107.7 FM; BAR HARBOR, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WBZN (107.3 FM; OLD TOWN, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFZX (101.7 FM; SEARSPORT, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Aurora:

  • WMEB-TV (Channel 12; ORONO, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W66CL (Channel 66; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WLBZ (Channel 2; BANGOR, ME; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBAN-LP (Channel 9; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WBGR-LP (Channel 33; BANGOR/DEDHAM, ME; Owner: MAINE FAMILY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVII-TV (Channel 7; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Aurora fatal accident list:

Nov 16, 1994 04:20 PM, 9, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
May 25, 1991 03:00 PM, 9, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 9, 1989 02:40 PM, 62076208, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 0 meters
Total average daily traffic: 3,506
Total average daily truck traffic: 315
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 4,908

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 15 Miles Nw Of Deblois Flight Strip (Lat: 44.863611 Lon: -68.320556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 99.1 m, Call Sign: KNKN923
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/02/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: John E Rooney
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • PETER M CONNOLLY, 15 Mi Nw Of Deblois Flight Strip (Lat: 44.863611 Lon: -68.320556), Type: 99.1, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 2024675700, Linda.Hartman@koteen.Com, 1150 CONNECTICUT AVE STE 1000
  • 15 Mi Nw Of Deblois Flight Strip (Lat: 44.863611 Lon: -68.320556), Type: 99.1, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 2024675700, Linda.Hartman@koteen.Com, 1150 CONNECTICUT AVE STE 1000

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • AURORA, 15 Mi Nw Of Deblois Flight Strip (Lat: 44.863667 Lon: -68.320556), Overall height: 99.1 m, Call Sign: WMW973
    Assigned Frequencies: 2162.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/11/1995, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 06/06/1997
    Registrant: Maine Rsa No 4 Limited Partnership, 8410 W Bryn Mawr Ave Ste 700, Chicago, IL 60631
  • AURORA, 15 Mi Nw Of Deblois Flight Strip (Lat: 44.863611 Lon: -68.320556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 99.1 m, Call Sign: WPOQ816
    Assigned Frequencies: 6745.00 MHz, 10617.5 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/23/2009, Expiration Date: 08/06/2019, Certifier: John E Rooney
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Hazardous Condition: 1
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