Aurora, Nebraska

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Population in 2013: 4,465 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.7%
 
Males: 2,183  (48.9%)
Females: 2,282  (51.1%)
Median resident age:  40.4 years
Nebraska median age:  42.2 years

Zip codes: 68818.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $57,102 (it was $37,690 in 2000)
Aurora:

$57,102
NE:

$50,723
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,687 (it was $17,309 in 2000)

Aurora city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $101,263 (it was $78,800 in 2000)
Aurora:

$101,263
NE:

$128,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $110,102; Detached houses: $117,790; Townhouses or other attached units: $111,895; In 2-unit structures: $118,477; Mobile homes: $21,255

Median gross rent in 2012: $671.

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Aurora races chart
  • White alone - 4,261 (94.6%)
  • Hispanic - 109 (2.4%)
  • Two or more races - 72 (1.6%)
  • Black alone - 14 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.1%)
  • Asian alone - 5 (0.1%)

Races in Aurora detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Aurora: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (39.6%), English (9.5%), Irish (9.3%), United States (7.6%), Swedish (7.1%), Czech (5.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/3/1877

Elevation: 1790 feet

Land area: 1.88 square miles.

Population density: 2,370 people per square mile   (low).

Aurora,NE real estate house value index trend

Aurora, Nebraska map

For population 25 years and over in Aurora:

  • High school or higher: 92.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Aurora city:

  • Never married: 21.7%
  • Now married: 58.9%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

43 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.0%
Nebraska:  6.1%



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Aurora, Nebraska as of July 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Aurora to the number of sex offenders is 552 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,136 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,842 (1.9%)

Aurora satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (69.6 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (539.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Hampton, NE (2.5 miles ), Marquette, NE (3.1 miles ), Giltner, NE (3.2 miles ), Stockham, NE (3.3 miles) , Phillips, NE (3.3 miles ), Henderson, NE (3.4 miles ), Bradshaw, NE (3.7 miles ), Chapman, NE (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 18 buildings, average cost: $61,800
  • 1998: 20 buildings, average cost: $108,800
  • 1999: 13 buildings, average cost: $96,800
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $66,500
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $96,400
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $142,300
  • 2003: 14 buildings, average cost: $103,200
  • 2004: 11 buildings, average cost: $115,900
  • 2005: 21 buildings, average cost: $142,500
  • 2006: 19 buildings, average cost: $142,500
  • 2007: 18 buildings, average cost: $126,100
  • 2008: 16 buildings, average cost: $141,300
  • 2009: 18 buildings, average cost: $114,200
  • 2010: 10 buildings, average cost: $146,500
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $146,500
  • 2012: 14 buildings, average cost: $214,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 40.87 N, Longitude: 98.00 W

Area code: 402

Aurora household income distribution Aurora home values distribution

Crime rates in Aurora by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00010021121
per 100,000 0.00.00.023.40.00.047.823.823.644.322.3
Robberies 01000000000
per 100,000 0.023.40.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 02256023066
per 100,000 0.046.847.2117.2139.40.047.871.50.0132.8133.8
Burglaries 109118631319141521
per 100,000 236.4210.8259.7187.5139.470.4311.0452.9330.2331.9468.3
Thefts 64591047960301810131624
per 100,000 1513.01381.72455.71851.91393.7704.1430.6238.4306.6354.1535.2
Auto thefts 70311720621
per 100,000 165.50.070.823.423.2164.347.80.0141.544.322.3
Arson 02100010000
per 100,000 0.046.823.60.00.00.023.90.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.6) 94.089.9136.9136.699.148.194.477.768.2107.1104.7

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Aurora detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 9 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.78
Nebraska average:

1.95
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

2.6%
Nebraska:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +352 (+9.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)

Work and jobs in Aurora: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Aurora, Nebraska

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Tornado activity:

Aurora-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 129% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1964, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 29.1 miles away from the Aurora city center killed 4 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/3/1980, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.7 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 110 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Aurora-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Nebraska state average. It is 64% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 139.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 691.0 miles away from Aurora 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) earthquake occurred 242.3 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 404.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/20/2002 at 04:29:40, a magnitude 3.5 (3.3 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 54.9 miles away from Aurora center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hamilton County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Aurora topographic map

Birthplace of: Ron Spencer - Artist, Ryan Sallans - Transgender speaker.

Hospitals and medical centers in Aurora:

  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1423 SEVENTH ST)
  • COMMUNITY CARE OF AMERICA AT AURORA (PO BOX 266, 616 13TH AVENUE)
  • HAMILTON MANOR (1515 5TH STREET)
  • MEMORIAL COMMUNITY CARE (1423 SEVENTH STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Aurora:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Aurora:

  • Central Community College (about 20 miles; Grand Island, NE; Full-time enrollment: 4,159)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 59 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 69 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 71 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 73 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)
  • Northeast Community College (about 88 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 108 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,073)

Public high school in Aurora:

Public elementary/middle schools in Aurora:

See full list of schools located in Aurora

Library in Aurora:

  • ALICE M FARR LIBRARY (Operating income: $180,086; Location: 1603 L STREET; 44,723 books; 472 audio materials; 1,152 video materials; 20 state licensed databases; 310 print serial subscriptions; 44 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Please include Pleasant View Bible Church to your church list. Its location is on the corner of 3rd street & Manor Drive.

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Notable locations in Aurora: Aurora Cooperative Elevator Company Elevator (A), Modern Motel and Trailer Park (B), Streeter Park Campground (C), Aurora (D), Hamilton County Ambulance Service (E), Hamilton County Courthouse (F), Plainsman Museum (G), Hamilton County Sheriffs Office (H), Aurora Police Department (I), Aurora Volunteer Fire Department (J), Alice M Farr Library (K), Edgerton Educational Center (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Aurora Mall (1), Village Square Mall (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Aurora include: United Methodist Church (A), Evangelical Free Church (B), United Church of Christ (C), Messiah Lutheran Church (D), First Christian Church (E), Baha'i Faith (F), Evangelical Covenant Church (G), Assembly of God Church (H), Saint Marys Catholic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Aurora include: Coles Park (1), Deep Well Irrigation Historical Marker (2), Central Park Square (3), Hamilton County Courthouse Historical Marker (4), South Park (5), Streeter Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Edgerton Explorit Center (Museums; 208 16th Street), Travel Concepts (Tours & Charters; 1223 M Street).

Hotels: Modern Motel & Trailer Park (901 Q Street Ofc), Budget Host Ken's Motel (1515 11th Street).

Courts: County Offices - County Court & Traffic Court (Court House), County Offices - Clerk Of District Court (Court House).

Hamilton 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 42.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

42.6
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.58. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.58
U.S.:

9.14

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

AURORA, CITY OF (Population served: 4,479, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-12-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-12-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-02-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-17-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-17-2007), St Public Notif received (OCT-10-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-23-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-23-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-24-2007)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.4%
(10.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 13.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.3%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.9%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Aurora in 2010:

  • 111 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 9 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 2 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
143 people in nursing homes in 2000
5 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Aurora, Nebraska environmental map by EPA

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Aurora compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Aurora (2011 data):

  • Heritage Bank: Aurora-Drive-in Branch, Www.Bankonheritage.com, at 1101 Twelfth Street. Info updated 2009/02/18: Bank assets: $539.7 mil, Deposits: $373.4 mil, headquarters in Wood River, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Heritage Group, Inc.
  • Pinnacle Bank: -Aurora Branch at 1234 L Street, branch established on 1909/01/01; Detached Teller Facility at 1119 16th Street, branch established on 1981/07/01. Info updated 2010/12/10: Bank assets: $3,171.2 mil, Deposits: $2,710.9 mil, headquarters in Lincoln, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 60 total offices, Holding Company: Pinnacle Bancorp, Inc.
  • Cornerstone Bank: Aurora Branch at 1206 13th Street, branch established on 1892/01/01. Info updated 2011/10/13: Bank assets: $1,118.2 mil, Deposits: $1,010.6 mil, headquarters in York, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 33 total offices, Holding Company: First York Ban Corp.

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 (62%)
  • Electricity (37%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.80%
Here: 60.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents27.5%16.9%14.6%12.5%6.5%
Congregations12.5%12.5%12.5%8.3%4.2%
NameEvangelical Free Church of AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)United Church of Christ The Evangelical Covenant ChurchOther
Adherents6.1%3.2%3.2%2.6%6.9%
Congregations12.5%4.2%4.2%4.2%25.0%
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: 2
Hamilton County:

2.15 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Hamilton County:

7.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

5.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Hamilton County:

30.0%
Nebraska:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.7%
State:

12.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 4$20,368$61,1047$560
Judicial and Legal 1$2,952$35,4240$0
Police Protection - Officers 8$42,056$63,0840$0
Police - Other 1$2,860$34,3200$0
Streets and Highways 5$17,685$42,4440$0
Sewerage 2$9,581$57,4860$0
Parks and Recreation 1$5,304$63,6480$0
Water Supply 4$15,214$45,6420$0
Local Libraries 1$4,090$49,0808$6,725
Other and Unallocable 2$6,600$39,6001$2,269
Totals for Government 29$126,710$52,43216$9,554

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

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $163,000 ($36.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $142,000 ($31.80)
    Financial Administration: $126,000 ($28.22)
    General Public Buildings: $75,000 ($16.80)
    Sewerage: $55,000 ($12.32)
    Parks & Recreation: $35,000 ($7.84)
    Water Utilities: $29,000 ($6.49)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($0.45)
    Welfare - Other: $2,000 ($0.45)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $372,000 ($83.31)
    Water Utilities: $333,000 ($74.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $298,000 ($66.74)
    Regular Highways: $283,000 ($63.38)
    Police Protection: $220,000 ($49.27)
    Financial Administration: $195,000 ($43.67)
    Parks & Recreation: $173,000 ($38.75)
    Fire Protection: $147,000 ($32.92)
    General - Other: $140,000 ($31.35)
    Libraries: $120,000 ($26.88)
    Central Staff Services: $113,000 ($25.31)
    Welfare - Other: $57,000 ($12.77)
    General Public Buildings: $39,000 ($8.73)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $28,000 ($6.27)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $85,000 ($19.04)
    Financial Administration: $65,000 ($14.56)
    General Public Building: $13,000 ($2.91)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($2.02)
    Parks & Recreation: $9,000 ($2.02)
    Police Protection: $8,000 ($1.79)
    Fire Protection: $6,000 ($1.34)
    Welfare - Other: $5,000 ($1.12)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($0.67)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($0.45)
    Water Utilities: $1,000 ($0.22)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $769,000 ($172.23)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $901,000 ($201.79)
    Sewerage: $729,000 ($163.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $443,000 ($99.22)
    Parks & Recreation: $65,000 ($14.56)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $35,000 ($7.84)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $356,000 ($79.73)
    Special Assessments: $295,000 ($66.07)
    Interest Earnings: $95,000 ($21.28)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $363,000 ($81.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $308,000 ($68.98)
    All Other: $139,000 ($31.13)
    General Support: $14,000 ($3.14)
  • Tax - Property: $661,000 ($148.04)
    Public Utilities: $626,000 ($140.20)
    NEC: $325,000 ($72.79)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $432,000 ($96.75)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $167,000 ($37.40)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $265,000 ($59.35)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,727,000 ($1058.68)

6.94% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,102 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.94%
Nebraska average:

6.38%

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 Hall County, NE  1.37% ($43,040 average AGI)
from Lancaster County, NE  0.68% ($38,000)
from York County, NE  0.41% ($44,333)


7.22% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,279 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.22%
Nebraska average:

6.57%

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 Hall County, NE  1.77% ($36,323 average AGI)
to Lancaster County, NE  0.63% ($34,870)
to Douglas County, NE  0.41% ($29,133)

Strongest AM radio stations in Aurora:

  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KRGI (1430 AM; 5 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHAS (1230 AM; 1 kW; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: KHAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKPR (1460 AM; 5 kW; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KAWL (1370 AM; 1 kW; YORK, NE; Owner: PRAIRIE STATES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Aurora:

  • KRGY (97.3 FM; AURORA, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KHNE-FM (89.1 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KTMX (104.9 FM; YORK, NE; Owner: PRAIRIE STATES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZEN (100.3 FM; CENTRAL CITY, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC.)
  • KFGE (98.1 FM; MILFORD, NE; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KRGI-FM (96.5 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KROA (95.7 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: GRACE UNIVERSITY)
  • KQKY (105.9 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Aurora:

  • KHNE-TV (Channel 29; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KTVG (Channel 17; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KHAS-TV (Channel 5; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: GREATER NEBRASKA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KHGI-TV (Channel 13; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF CENTRAL NEBRASKA, A CALIFORNIA LP)
  • KSNB-TV (Channel 4; SUPERIOR, NE; Owner: COLINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOLN (Channel 10; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: KOLN/KGIN LICENSE, INC.)
  • K41FU (Channel 41; COLUMBUS & FREMONT, NE; Owner: ROGER E. HARDERS)
  • K56FC (Channel 56; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: HALL COUNTY)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Aurora, Nebraska:
  • Fatal accident count: 4
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 7
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 5
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 14
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Nebraska average:
  • Fatal accident count: 102
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 160
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 39
  • Fatalities: 111
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 260
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 13

Aurora fatal accident list:

Dec 20, 2011 12:24 AM, Us-34, Lat: 40.87243, Lon: -97.99960, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Dec 13, 1999 11:25 AM, Us-34, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 8, 1982 09:28 PM, Us 34, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 2
Jan 9, 1980 09:53 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 7 meters (23ft)
Total average daily traffic: 11,215
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,053
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Aurora)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 60 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Aurora, NE)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Aurora)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 27 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Aurora)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 28
  • Hazardous Condition: 5

Incident types - Aurora

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Aurora, NE
Most common first names in Aurora, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5280.4 years
Anna2886.1 years
Helen2785.4 years
Mary2783.0 years
Robert2670.8 years
Donald2376.7 years
George2381.1 years
William2280.0 years
Ruth2283.0 years
Charles2275.4 years
Most common last names in Aurora, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller2976.1 years
Anderson2883.4 years
Oswald2380.4 years
Smith2383.2 years
Johnson2184.1 years
Nelson1977.7 years
Gustafson1783.0 years
Jensen1781.3 years
Olson1678.8 years
Andersen1681.4 years
Businesses in Aurora, NE
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy1
Arby's1Lane Furniture1
Chevrolet1McDonald's1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1RadioShack1
Ford1Subway1
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