Aurora, Utah

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Population in 2013: 1,019 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.6%
 
Males: 465  (45.7%)
Females: 554  (54.3%)
Median resident age:  34.2 years
Utah median age:  30.7 years

Zip codes: 84620.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $53,762 (it was $44,911 in 2000)
Aurora:

$53,762
UT:

$57,049
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,148 (it was $15,920 in 2000)

Aurora city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $122,956 (it was $95,700 in 2000)
Aurora:

$122,956
UT:

$199,700
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $132,529; Detached houses: $132,529

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,679.

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Aurora races chart
  • White alone - 975 (96.0%)
  • Hispanic - 28 (2.8%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 7 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.10%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.10%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Aurora: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (31.9%), Danish (12.3%), German (7.8%), Scottish (7.8%), Swedish (7.2%), Irish (5.5%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5187 feet

Land area: 1.01 square miles.

Population density: 1,007 people per square mile   (low).

Aurora,UT real estate house value index trend

Aurora, Utah map

For population 25 years and over in Aurora:

  • High school or higher: 93.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Aurora city:

  • Never married: 10.7%
  • Now married: 74.5%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

5 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.5%
Utah:  8.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $725 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $728 (0.5%)

Aurora satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Provo, UT (92.7 miles , pop. 105,166).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Las Vegas, NV (260.8 miles , pop. 478,434).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (373.1 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Salina, UT (2.1 miles ), Sigurd, UT (2.2 miles ), Redmond, UT (2.6 miles ), Glenwood, UT (3.4 miles ), Richfield, UT (3.7 miles ), Centerfield, UT (3.9 miles ), Annabella, UT (4.0 miles ), Jensen, UT (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 38.92 N, Longitude: 111.94 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 435

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

4.4%
Utah:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +35 (+3.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (16%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Extraction workers (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (14%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)

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

Average climate in Aurora, Utah

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Earthquake activity:

Aurora-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Utah state average. It is 461% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 315.5 miles away from the city center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 332.9 miles away from Aurora center
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 415.3 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 369.4 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 393.7 miles away from Aurora center
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 326.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sevier County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Landslides: 3, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Aurora topographic map

Birthplace of: David E. Sorensen - Mormon missionary.

Hospitals and medical centers near Aurora:

  • AT HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; SALINA, UT)
  • RICHFIELD CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; RICHFIELD, UT)
  • SEVIER VALLEY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; RICHFIELD, UT)
  • SEVIER VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; RICHFIELD, UT)
  • STONEHENGE OF RICHFIELD (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; RICHFIELD, UT)
  • COMMUNITY LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; CENTERFIELD, UT)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Aurora:

  • Snow College (about 36 miles; Ephraim, UT; Full-time enrollment: 3,224)
  • Brigham Young University-Provo (about 94 miles; Provo, UT; FT enrollment: 33,525)
  • Utah Valley University (about 95 miles; Orem, UT; FT enrollment: 24,403)
  • Southern Utah University (about 106 miles; Cedar City, UT; FT enrollment: 6,522)
  • Stevens-Henager College-Murray (about 121 miles; Murray, UT; FT enrollment: 6,395)
  • Salt Lake Community College (about 122 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 20,797)
  • Western Governors University (about 123 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 31,481)

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Notable location: Aurora Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Aurora: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Sevier 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 that have no violations reported:

  • AURORA CITY (Population served: 950, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 4.2%
Average household size:
This city:  3.0 people
Utah:  3.1 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  86.1%
Whole state:  75.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.7%
Whole state:  4.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Aurora compared to Utah state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

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 (94%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 85.79%
Here: 85.8%
USA: 50.2%

Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents95.9%1.1%1.1%0.9%0.9%
Congregations85.4%2.4%2.4%2.4%7.3%
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: 5
Sevier County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Sevier County:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Sevier County:

6.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

7.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.09 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.3%
Utah:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Sevier County:

23.5%
Utah:

23.6%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$3,540
Judicial and Legal 0$0 3$2,746
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 2$826
Streets and Highways 1$2,916$34,9921$1,258
Health 0$0 1$266
Totals for Government 1$2,916$34,99214$8,636

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $53,000 ($52.01)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $104,000 ($102.06)
    Sewerage: $96,000 ($94.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $50,000 ($49.07)
    Water Utilities: $43,000 ($42.20)
    Parks & Recreation: $41,000 ($40.24)
    Financial Administration: $26,000 ($25.52)
    Regular Highways: $22,000 ($21.59)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $10,000 ($9.81)
    Police Protection: $9,000 ($8.83)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000 ($7.85)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($3.93)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $21,000 ($20.61)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($4.91)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $193,000 ($189.40)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $52,000 ($51.03)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $96,000 ($94.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $50,000 ($49.07)
    All Other: $20,000 ($19.63)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($0.98)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $1,000 ($0.98)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $18,000 ($17.66)
    General Revenue, NEC: $16,000 ($15.70)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $82,000 ($80.47)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $41,000 ($40.24)
    General Support: $22,000 ($21.59)
    All Other: $1,000 ($0.98)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $90,000 ($88.32)
    Property: $45,000 ($44.16)
    NEC: $3,000 ($2.94)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($0.98)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $866,000 ($849.85)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $548,000 ($537.78)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $1,355,000 ($1329.74)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $59,000 ($57.90)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $649,000 ($636.90)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $8,000 ($7.85)

5.44% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,733 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.44%
Utah average:

6.32%

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 Utah County, UT  0.93% ($30,610 average AGI)
from Washington County, UT  0.50% ($34,906)
from Salt Lake County, UT  0.46% ($29,138)


6.46% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,903 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.46%
Utah average:

6.46%

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 Salt Lake County, UT  0.90% ($28,569 average AGI)
to Utah County, UT  0.76% ($31,000)
to Washington County, UT  0.56% ($32,778)

Strongest AM radio stations in Aurora:

  • KSVC (980 AM; 5 kW; RICHFIELD, UT; Owner: MID-UTAH RADIO, INC.)
  • KMTI (650 AM; 10 kW; MANTI, UT; Owner: SANPETE COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KOAL (750 AM; 10 kW; PRICE, UT; Owner: EASTERN UTAH BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KSLL (1080 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PRICE, UT; Owner: AGAINST THE WIND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KXNT (840 AM; 50 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KNNZ (940 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR CITY, UT; Owner: MB MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KTKK (630 AM; 10 kW; SANDY, UT; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Aurora:

  • KCYQ (93.7 FM; RICHFIELD, UT; Owner: MID-UTAH RADIO, INC.)
  • K255AD (98.9 FM; RURAL GARFIELD, ETC., UT; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)
  • KLGL (97.5 FM; RICHFIELD, UT; Owner: SANPETE COUNTY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • K203CA (88.5 FM; MILFORD, UT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)
  • KMXU (105.1 FM; MANTI, UT; Owner: MILLCREEK BROADCASTING, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Aurora:

  • K68DI (Channel 68; SALINA, ETC., UT; Owner: SEVIER COUNTY)
  • K08CM (Channel 8; SIGURD & SALINA, UT; Owner: SEVIER COUNTY)
  • K10CT (Channel 10; SIGURD & SALINA, UT; Owner: SEVIER COUNTY)
  • K12CJ (Channel 12; SIGURD & SALINA, UT; Owner: SEVIER COUNTY)
  • K60FD (Channel 60; SALINA, ETC., UT; Owner: SEVIER COUNTY)
  • K62BP (Channel 62; SALINA & REDMOND, UT; Owner: SEVIER COUNTY)
  • K64BC (Channel 64; SALINA & REDMOND, UT; Owner: SEVIER COUNTY)
  • K66BK (Channel 66; SALINA & REDMOND, UT; Owner: SEVIER COUNTY)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 38.921889 Lon: -111.935472, Structure height: 0 m, Call Sign: WPWF975
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.487 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/17/2012, Expiration Date: 11/07/2022, Certifier: Kent Freeman
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E # 501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Aurora)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 1
Most common first names in Aurora, UT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William571.0 years
John475.0 years
Floyd374.3 years
Ralph384.4 years
Afton283.5 years
Frank264.0 years
Aldon279.5 years
Gayle272.0 years
Alma275.0 years
Eva273.5 years
Most common last names in Aurora, UT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Curtis1580.9 years
Mason1479.1 years
Shaw976.9 years
Johnson877.6 years
Sorensen784.0 years
Taylor777.3 years
Anderson578.4 years
Harward572.6 years
Sorenson583.6 years
Mickelsen380.0 years
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