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Aurora County, South Dakota (SD)

County population in 2016: 2,778 (all rural); it was 3,058 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 377
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 465
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 886
Renter-occupied apartments: 260 (it was 279 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

32%

Land area: 708 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 4 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Aurora County: 77.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (66.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 34%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 61%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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Races in Aurora County, South Dakota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (88.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (6.9%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (2.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.5%)
Median resident age:  41.4 years
South Dakota median age:  36.8 years
Males: 1,462  (52.6%)
Females: 1,316  (47.4%)
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Average household size:
Aurora County:

2.0 people
South Dakota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $55,033 ($29,783 in 1999)

This county:

$55,033
South Dakota:

$54,467

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $413 (lower quartile is $374, upper quartile is $509)
This county:

$413
State:

$601


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $75,585 (it was $37,700 in 2000)
Aurora:

$75,585
South Dakota:

$160,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $34,682 - $130,229

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $134,791
Here:

$134,791
State:

$188,004

Mobile homes: $60,759
Here:

$60,759
State:

$55,898
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,017
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $396

Institutionalized population: 96

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 2
  • Thefts: 6
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $107,300
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $121,900
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $158,900
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $131,700
  • 2011: 10 buildings, average cost: $165,300
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $161,600
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $206,400
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $203,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,256 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $886 (1.4%)

Aurora County household income distribution in 2009 Aurora County home values distribution Aurora County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 5.8%
Aurora County:

5.8%
South Dakota:

13.3%
(5.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.1% for American Indian residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 41.4 years old
(Males: 38.3 years old, Females: 45.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.7 years old, Black residents: 24.5 years old, American Indian residents: 17.8 years old, Asian residents: 14.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.5 years old, Other race residents: 35.1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Aurora County is $368 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $620 a month.

Cities in this county include: Plankinton, White Lake, Stickney, Storla, Aurora Center.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Aurora County: Glaus Ranch (A), Krammer Ranch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Aurora County include: Saint Procopius Church (A), Dunlap Church (B), Stavanger Church (C), Blessed Trinity Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: German Lutheran Cemetery (1), Lutheran Cemetery (2), Norwegian Cemetery (3), Vega Cemetery (4), Union Cemetery (5), Bohemian Cemetery (6), Gabrielson Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Lake Sixteen (A), Smith Lake (B), Silver Lake (C), Sharping Lake (D), America Lake (E), Red Lake (F), Mud Lake (G), Jones Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Smith Creek (A), Bad Hand Creek (B), American Creek (C), Reimer Creek (D), Peterson Creek (E), Nelson Creek (F), Elm Creek (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Aurora County include: Kimball State Public Shooting Area (1), Elm Creek Public Use Area (2), Chain Lakes State Public Shooting Area (3), Brule Bottom State Public Hunting Area (4), Boyer State Public Shooting Area (5), Red Lake State Public Shooting Area (6), Lake Sixteen State Public Shooting Area (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin , Lewis County, New York , Moody County , Sanborn County , Mitchell County, Iowa .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.1%
South Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 75
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 135 (18.1% naturalized citizens)

Aurora County:

4.9%
Whole state:

3.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 43
  • 2000 to 2009: 59
  • 1990 to 1999: 15
  • 1980 to 1989: 14
  • 1970 to 1979: 5
  • Before 1970: 7
Note: State values scaled to Aurora County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 69.9%

Aurora County marital status for males Aurora County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,136
  • One, attached: 8
  • Two: 29
  • 3 or 4: 22
  • 5 to 9: 10
  • 10 to 19: 2
  • 20 or more: 7
  • Mobile homes: 119

Housing units in Aurora County with a mortgage: 341 (0 second mortgage, 6 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 553

Here:

38.1% with mortgage
State:

56.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Aurora County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,2273
Mainline Protestant1,0597
Evangelical Protestant3892
Other1-
None34-
Aurora County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Aurora County:

10.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Aurora County:

7.02 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

21.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Aurora County:

8.6%
South Dakota:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Aurora County:

26.4%
State:

27.7%

Agriculture in Aurora County:

Average size of farms: 875 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $129,315
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $72.08
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 77.26%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $120,989
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 46.61%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $76,345
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.77%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.02
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.69%
Corn for grain: 32322 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 10356 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 50315 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Aurora County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 3207578.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/7/1993, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Aurora County-area historical earthquake activity is near South Dakota state average. It is 62% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 603.6 miles away from Aurora County 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 55.7 miles away from the county 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 67.2 miles away from the county center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 7.1 miles away from the county center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 183.2 miles away from Aurora County 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 366.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South Dakota Flooding, Incident Period: March 11, 2011 to July 22, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1984: May 13, 2011, FEMA Id: 1984, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • South Dakota Flooding, Incident Period: March 10, 2010 to June 20, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1915: May 13, 2010, FEMA Id: 1915, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 20, 2010 to January 26, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1887: March 10, 2010, FEMA Id: 1887, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Dakota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 02, 2008 to June 12, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1774: July 09, 2008, FEMA Id: 1774, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2007 to June 08, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1702: May 22, 2007, FEMA Id: 1702, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: November 27, 2005 to November 29, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1620: December 20, 2005, FEMA Id: 1620, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Dakota Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: September 06, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3234: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3234, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Dakota Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 03, 1997 to May 24, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1173: April 07, 1997, FEMA Id: 1173, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Winter Storms/Blizzards, Incident Period: January 03, 1997 to January 31, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1156: January 10, 1997, FEMA Id: 1156, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Blizzard
  • South Dakota Ice Storms, Incident Period: October 22, 1995 to October 24, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1075: January 05, 1996, FEMA Id: 1075, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Aurora County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (27%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (46%)
  • Guatemala (15%)
  • El Salvador (10%)
  • Brazil (8%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • Haiti (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Aurora County (%):

  • German (41%)
  • Dutch (15%)
  • Norwegian (5%)
  • American (5%)
  • English (2%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • Czech (2%)

Aurora County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 760 (60.6%)
  • Carpooled: 198 (15.8%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 32 (2.6%)
  • Bicycle: 8 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 114 (9.1%)
  • Worked at home: 136 (10.8%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Aurora County, South Dakota in 2000:

  • 105 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 91 people in nursing homes
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
61 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
35 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,842.

5.92% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,587 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.92%
South Dakota average:

7.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.94% relocated from other counties in South Dakota ($19,508 average AGI)
1.97% relocated from other states ($10,079 average AGI)
Aurora County:

1.97%
South Dakota average:

3.76%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Davison County, SD  1.97% ($26,619 average AGI)


6.36% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,206 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.36%
South Dakota average:

7.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.95% relocated to other counties in South Dakota ($22,676 average AGI)
1.40% relocated to other states ($6,529 average AGI)
Aurora County:

1.40%
South Dakota average:

3.55%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Davison County, SD  1.40% ($24,867 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1

Births per 1000 population in Aurora County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Aurora County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Aurora County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Aurora County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Aurora County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 601 (552 aged, 49 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 73 (12%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Aurora County, South Dakota in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (46)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (32)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (30)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (26)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (25)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (23)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (22)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (18)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (17)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (15)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,034
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 862
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 34

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 34
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 103

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,778
  • In family households: 2,138 (371 male householders, 341 female householders)
    620 spouses, 703 children (657 natural, 21 adopted, 23 stepchildren), 16 grandchildren, 21 brothers or sisters, 6 parents, 3 other relatives, 43 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 487 (278 male householders (239 living alone)), 153 female householders (134 living alone)), 55 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 151

Size of family households: 406 2-persons, 103 3-persons, 111 4-persons, 58 5-persons, 22 6-persons, 7 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 374 1-person, 57 2-persons.

495 married couples with children.
134 single-parent households (55 men, 79 women).

93.8% of residents of Aurora speak English at home.
5.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (44% speak English very well, 1% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 34% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $24,049,000 ($8,194 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $215,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $7,339,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $4,076,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,570,000
Federal grants: $2,710,000
Federal procurement contracts: $240,000 ($8,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,114,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $466,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,505,000
Federal Government insurance: $24,899,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 163
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 221
Here:

76 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +5
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -100
Here -34 per 1000 residents
State -1 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Aurora County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.07 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.2
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.3
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 16
  • 2010 to 2013: 31
  • 2000 to 2009: 131
  • 1990 to 1999: 86
  • 1980 to 1989: 71
  • 1970 to 1979: 107
  • 1960 to 1969: 116
  • 1950 to 1959: 83
  • 1940 to 1949: 51
  • 1939 or earlier: 646
Note: State values scaled to Aurora population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Aurora County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Aurora County population
  • 1 room: 32
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 5
  • 4 rooms: 47
  • 5 rooms: 123
  • 6 rooms: 135
  • 7 rooms: 161
  • 8 rooms: 173
  • 9+ rooms: 227
  • 1 room: 3
  • 2 rooms: 18
  • 3 rooms: 17
  • 4 rooms: 49
  • 5 rooms: 36
  • 6 rooms: 67
  • 7 rooms: 27
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9+ rooms: 20
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Aurora County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Aurora County population
  • no bedroom: 31
  • 1 bedroom: 14
  • 2 bedrooms: 155
  • 3 bedrooms: 263
  • 4 bedrooms: 328
  • 5+ bedrooms: 113
  • no bedroom: 3
  • 1 bedroom: 38
  • 2 bedrooms: 90
  • 3 bedrooms: 65
  • 4 bedrooms: 37
  • 5+ bedrooms: 9
Cars and other vehicles available in Aurora County, South Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Aurora County population
  • no vehicle: 5
  • 1 vehicle: 162
  • 2 vehicles: 301
  • 3 vehicles: 254
  • 4 vehicles: 111
  • 5+ vehicles: 65
  • no vehicle: 9
  • 1 vehicle: 103
  • 2 vehicles: 96
  • 3 vehicles: 27
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

93% of Aurora County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in South Dakota.

Aurora County:

93.1%
State average:

84.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 2,202
  • Other state: 435
  • Northeast: 40
  • Midwest: 246
  • South: 46
  • West: 104

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Aurora County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (47.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.9%)
  • Other fuel (4.1%)
  • Wood (3.8%)
  • Utility gas (1.5%)
  • No fuel used (1.1%)
  • Electricity (66.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14.3%)
  • Other fuel (2.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 11
Here:

3.8%
South Dakota:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4
Here:

2.1%
South Dakota:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 13
Here:

21.3%
South Dakota:

15.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Aurora County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $561,000
    General - Other: $251,000
    Central Staff Services: $149,000
    Financial Administration: $142,000
    Police Protection: $136,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $121,000
    Correctional Institutions: $91,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $89,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $65,000
    General Public Buildings: $45,000
    Health - Other: $43,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $33,000
    Transit Utilities: $6,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,000
    Libraries: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $195,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $130,000
    Police Protection: $39,000
    Financial Administration: $7,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000
    General Public Building: $2,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $604,000

Aurora County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $64,000
    Health and Hospitals: $23,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $74,000
    Interest Earnings: $37,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $9,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,000
    Rents: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $360,000
    All Other: $157,000
    General Local Government Support: $9,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,067,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $31,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $24,000
    Public Utility License: $13,000
    Other License: $4,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000

Aurora County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,309,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 37
  • Number of aged recipients: 26
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 11
  • Number of recipients under 18: 0
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 0
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 29
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 22
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 9
Aurora County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Aurora County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Aurora County, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6378.0 years
William2579.6 years
Mary2183.9 years
George1882.0 years
Robert1771.9 years
Henry1777.2 years
James1669.0 years
Charles1578.1 years
Donald1472.0 years
Fred1481.9 years
Most common last names in Aurora County, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller1979.7 years
Peters1579.2 years
Johnson1483.4 years
Larson1282.3 years
Hughes1278.0 years
Assmus1170.6 years
Bogenhagen1174.8 years
Hanten1071.6 years
Hansen1081.6 years
Glissendorf975.7 years

Aurora County on our top lists:

  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"