Aurora, Nebraska

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Population in 2017: 4,488 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +6.2%
 
Males: 2,262  (50.4%)
Females: 2,226  (49.6%)
Median resident age:

41.9 years
Nebraska median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 68818.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $63,380 (it was $37,690 in 2000)
Aurora:

$63,380
NE:

$59,970

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,700 (it was $17,309 in 2000)

Aurora city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $142,780 (it was $78,800 in 2000)
Aurora:

$142,780
NE:

$155,800

Median gross rent in 2017: $660.

March 2019 cost of living index in Aurora: 76.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.5%
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  • Races in Aurora, NE (2010)
    • 4,30696.1%White alone
    • 1072.4%Hispanic
    • 290.6%Two or more races
    • 160.4%Black alone
    • 90.2%American Indian alone
    • 90.2%Asian alone
    • 30.07%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists, there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Aurora, Nebraska as of July 09, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Aurora is 323 to 1.


Crime rates in Aurora by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(47.8)
1
(23.8)
1
(23.6)
2
(44.3)
1
(22.3)
1
(22.7)
2
(44.8)
2
(44.8)
2
(44.5)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
6
(139.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(47.8)
3
(71.5)
0
(0.0)
6
(132.8)
6
(133.8)
0
(0.0)
6
(134.5)
10
(223.8)
14
(311.2)
1
(22.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
6
(139.4)
3
(70.4)
13
(311.0)
19
(452.9)
14
(330.2)
15
(331.9)
21
(468.3)
17
(386.6)
13
(291.5)
9
(201.4)
7
(155.6)
8
(178.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
60
(1,394)
30
(704.1)
18
(430.6)
10
(238.4)
13
(306.6)
16
(354.1)
24
(535.2)
12
(272.9)
23
(515.7)
24
(537.2)
29
(644.6)
26
(579.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(23.2)
7
(164.3)
2
(47.8)
0
(0.0)
6
(141.5)
2
(44.3)
1
(22.3)
2
(45.5)
2
(44.8)
2
(44.8)
5
(111.1)
2
(44.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)95.246.290.774.665.6102.9100.659.8107.4119.7143.443.7

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City-data.com crime index in Aurora, NE

Crime rate in Aurora detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 10 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.01
Nebraska average:

1.90
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Ancestries: German (52.1%), American (9.4%), English (6.3%), Swedish (5.0%), Irish (4.7%), Danish (3.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/3/1877

Elevation: 1790 feet

Land area: 1.88 square miles.

Population density: 2,383 people per square mile   (low).

Aurora, Nebraska map

45 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.0%
Nebraska:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,213 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,664 (1.7%)

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 )

Latitude: 40.87 N, Longitude: 98.00 W

Area code: 402

Distribution of median household income in Aurora, NE in 2017
Distribution of house value in Aurora, NE in 2017
Aurora satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 15 buildings, average cost: $214,800
  • 2014: 16 buildings, average cost: $214,800
  • 2015: 8 buildings, average cost: $191,000
  • 2016: 7 buildings, average cost: $274,300
  • 2017: 17 buildings, average cost: $132,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Aurora, NE residents
Average permit cost in Aurora, NE
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.9%
Nebraska:

3.2%
Historical population in Aurora, NE
Historical housing units in Aurora, NE

Population change in the 1990s: +352 (+9.1%).
Most common industries in Aurora, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.5%)
  • Educational services (10.1%)
  • Construction (6.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.5%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Wood products (4.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (9.7%)
  • Construction (9.5%)
  • Wood products (6.6%)
  • Health care (5.7%)
  • Food (5.2%)
  • Utilities (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (23.7%)
  • Educational services (10.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.7%)
  • Public administration (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
  • Social assistance (4.2%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Aurora, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.2%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.9%)
  • Child care workers (3.8%)

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 Aurora 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 the city 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 Aurora 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 the city 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 Aurora 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 (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 10, Tornadoes: 8, Winds: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Aurora topographic map

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.

Points of interest:

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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).

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

Hamilton 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: 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)
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Aurora:

Marital status in Aurora, NE
  • Never married: 16.7%
  • Now married: 63.1%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

For population 25 years and over in Aurora:

  • High school or higher: 94.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Nebraska average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Aurora
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Religion statistics for Aurora, NE (based on Hamilton County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,95510
Evangelical Protestant1,79114
Catholic5912
Other2732
None3,514-
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: 2
This county:

2.15 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

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

7.54 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

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

5.39 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Hamilton County:

8.0%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Hamilton County:

30.0%
State:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Hamilton County:

14.7%
Nebraska:

12.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.1%
Nebraska:

47.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Aurora:

42.9%
Nebraska:

43.2%

Average BMI:
Aurora:

29.0
Nebraska:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.7%
Nebraska:

22.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Aurora:

12.1%
Nebraska:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Nebraska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.6%
Nebraska:

33.0%

General health condition:
Aurora:

53.5%
Nebraska:

54.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Aurora:

75.4%
Nebraska:

77.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Aurora, NE Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 11$20,676$22,5560$0
Police Protection - Officers 8$38,562$57,8430$0
Water Supply 5$17,876$42,9020$0
Streets and Highways 3$7,134$28,5361$538
Other and Unallocable 2$7,016$42,0961$1,272
Sewerage 2$9,434$56,6040$0
Parks and Recreation 2$9,614$57,6840$0
Police - Other 1$1,920$23,0400$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,948$35,3760$0
Local Libraries 1$4,260$51,1208$4,190
Totals for Government 36$119,440$39,81310$6,000

Aurora government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,695,000 ($377.67)
    Water Utilities: $879,000 ($195.86)
    Sewerage: $287,000 ($63.95)
    Police Protection: $79,000 ($17.60)
    Local Fire Protection: $51,000 ($11.36)
    Public Welfare - Other: $38,000 ($8.47)
    Health - Other: $27,000 ($6.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000 ($2.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($2.23)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($1.78)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($1.34)
    Libraries: $3,000 ($0.67)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($0.22)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $886,000 ($197.42)
    Police Protection: $574,000 ($127.90)
    Regular Highways: $572,000 ($127.45)
    Water Utilities: $546,000 ($121.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $459,000 ($102.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $426,000 ($94.92)
    Local Fire Protection: $367,000 ($81.77)
    Libraries: $153,000 ($34.09)
    Central Staff Services: $147,000 ($32.75)
    Financial Administration: $113,000 ($25.18)
    Public Welfare - Other: $87,000 ($19.39)
    Health - Other: $61,000 ($13.59)
    General Public Buildings: $23,000 ($5.12)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $181,000 ($40.33)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $179,000 ($39.88)
    Sewerage: $82,000 ($18.27)
    Water Utilities: $79,000 ($17.60)
    Police Protection: $69,000 ($15.37)
    Local Fire Protection: $44,000 ($9.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $20,000 ($4.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000 ($3.34)
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,000 ($1.34)
    Libraries: $5,000 ($1.11)
    Health - Other: $4,000 ($0.89)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,075,000 ($462.34)

Aurora government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,480,000 ($329.77)
    Other: $930,000 ($207.22)
    Solid Waste Management: $319,000 ($71.08)
    Parks and Recreation: $101,000 ($22.50)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $5,000 ($1.11)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $100,000 ($22.28)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $753,000 ($167.78)
    Interest Earnings: $77,000 ($17.16)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $819,000 ($182.49)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $481,000 ($107.17)
    General Local Government Support: $47,000 ($10.47)
  • Tax - Property: $1,424,000 ($317.29)
    Public Utilities Sales: $290,000 ($64.62)
    Other License: $5,000 ($1.11)

Aurora government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,225,000 ($1164.22)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,525,000 ($1008.24)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,629,000 ($362.97)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $929,000 ($207.00)

Aurora government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,849,000 ($857.62)

6.84% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($49,093 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.84%
Nebraska average:

6.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hall County, NE  1.94% ($46,000 average AGI)


6.96% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,622 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.96%
Nebraska average:

6.52%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hall County, NE  1.62% ($45,328 average AGI)
to Lancaster County, NE  0.88% ($58,303)
Businesses in Aurora, NE
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy1
Arby's1Lane Furniture1
Chevrolet1McDonald's1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1RadioShack1
Ford1Subway1

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)
Aurora fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Aurora fatal accident list:

Dec 20, 2011 12:24 AM, Us-34, Lat: 40.872433, Lon: -97.999597, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Aug 19, 2003 06:34 AM, Sr-14, Lat: 40.872512, Lon: -97.997765, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, 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, Drunk persons involved: 2
Jan 9, 1980 09:53 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 48Number of bridges
  • 381ft / 116mTotal length
  • 407,987Total average daily traffic
  • 129,921Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Aurora, NE - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 61930-1939
  • 301960-1969
  • 21980-1989
  • 71990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Aurora, NE
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Aurora)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 77 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Aurora, NE)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 11 (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: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Aurora)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 15 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Aurora)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 21. The highest number of reported fires - 46 took place in 2008, and the least - 0 in 2005. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Aurora, NE When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (50.9%), and Structure Fires (24.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Aurora, NE
    • 16750.9%Outside Fires
    • 8024.4%Structure Fires
    • 7623.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 51.5%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Aurora, NE
  • 67.6%Utility gas
  • 31.0%Electricity
  • 1.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Aurora, NE
  • 50.1%Utility gas
  • 44.1%Electricity
  • 3.0%Other fuel
  • 2.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Aurora compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 10 pilots and 7 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • John Nelson (1)
  • Patrick J. Vanderheiden (1)
  • Gerald D. Warren (1)

Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2020.