Aurora, Missouri

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Population in 2017: 7,481 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +6.7%
 
Males: 3,432  (45.9%)
Females: 4,049  (54.1%)
Median resident age:

38.5 years
Missouri median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 65605, 65769.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $35,477 (it was $25,118 in 2000)
Aurora:

$35,477
MO:

$53,578

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,802 (it was $13,410 in 2000)

Aurora city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $103,866 (it was $57,600 in 2000)
Aurora:

$103,866
MO:

$156,700

Median gross rent in 2017: $704.

March 2019 cost of living index in Aurora: 77.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.4%
(15.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 4.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 49.3% for American Indian residents, 51.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Aurora, MO (2017)
    • 6,66888.4%White alone
    • 5487.3%Hispanic
    • 2353.1%Two or more races
    • 670.9%American Indian alone
    • 130.2%Asian alone
    • 20.03%Black alone

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



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists, there were 55 registered sex offenders living in Aurora, Missouri as of January 23, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Aurora is 137 to 1.


Crime rates in Aurora by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.6)
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)
1
(13.6)
4
(53.9)
3
(40.0)
2
(26.6)
4
(53.8)
2
(26.5)
1
(13.3)
3
(40.1)
5
(66.7)
6
(80.7)
6
(80.3)
10
(133.2)
4
(53.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(13.9)
1
(13.6)
10
(134.8)
2
(26.7)
8
(106.3)
3
(40.4)
4
(53.1)
2
(26.6)
3
(40.1)
1
(13.3)
4
(53.8)
3
(40.2)
4
(53.3)
7
(93.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
17
(236.0)
34
(462.0)
34
(458.2)
47
(627.3)
51
(677.4)
54
(726.8)
60
(796.3)
66
(876.7)
54
(722.5)
86
(1,148)
92
(1,237)
46
(615.7)
48
(639.3)
63
(842.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
79
(1,097)
132
(1,793)
124
(1,671)
100
(1,335)
107
(1,421)
83
(1,117)
69
(915.7)
56
(743.9)
142
(1,900)
106
(1,415)
97
(1,304)
68
(910.2)
56
(745.9)
61
(815.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
283
(3,929)
476
(6,467)
410
(5,525)
362
(4,831)
311
(4,131)
285
(3,836)
319
(4,234)
251
(3,334)
345
(4,616)
323
(4,311)
329
(4,424)
230
(3,079)
293
(3,903)
261
(3,490)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
24
(333.2)
39
(529.9)
32
(431.2)
23
(307.0)
28
(371.9)
13
(175.0)
19
(252.2)
29
(385.2)
24
(321.1)
21
(280.3)
25
(336.2)
13
(174.0)
25
(333.0)
27
(361.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.6)
3
(40.4)
2
(26.7)
2
(26.6)
1
(13.5)
1
(13.3)
1
(13.3)
2
(26.8)
1
(13.3)
2
(26.9)
1
(13.4)
2
(26.6)
1
(13.4)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)312.0561.1547.6476.7483.1446.2450.0410.2532.0580.8623.2400.2485.3465.0

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Aurora, MO

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 23 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.14
Missouri average:

2.32
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Ancestries: American (24.4%), German (19.1%), Irish (10.7%), English (5.1%), European (1.3%), British (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1870

Elevation: 1368 feet

Land area: 5.49 square miles.

Population density: 1,364 people per square mile   (low).

Aurora, Missouri map

228 residents are foreign born (2.7% Latin America).

This city:

3.0%
Missouri:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $726 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $578 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, MO (28.6 miles , pop. 151,580).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (136.1 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (336.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Verona, MO (2.0 miles ),
Marionville, MO (2.2 miles ),
Crane, MO (3.1 miles ),
Hoberg, MO (3.1 miles),
Freistatt, MO (3.2 miles),
Chesapeake, MO (3.2 miles),
Mount Vernon, MO (3.2 miles ),
Billings, MO (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 36.97 N, Longitude: 93.72 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -501 (-6.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,112 (33.4%)

Area code: 417

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 17 buildings, average cost: $75,800
  • 1998: 18 buildings, average cost: $75,800
  • 1999: 9 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2000: 11 buildings, average cost: $78,300
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $86,700
  • 2002: 16 buildings, average cost: $97,600
  • 2003: 17 buildings, average cost: $74,400
  • 2004: 15 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2005: 18 buildings, average cost: $97,000
  • 2006: 25 buildings, average cost: $142,600
  • 2007: 19 buildings, average cost: $102,200
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $81,900
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2012: 30 buildings, average cost: $125,600
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $195,000
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $195,000
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $195,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Aurora, MO residents
Average permit cost in Aurora, MO
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.3%
Missouri:

3.9%
Historical population in Aurora, MO
Historical housing units in Aurora, MO

Population change in the 1990s: +327 (+4.9%).
Most common industries in Aurora, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.7%)
  • Food (10.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.5%)
  • Educational services (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Truck transportation (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (14.9%)
  • Construction (11.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (11.4%)
  • Truck transportation (6.0%)
  • Educational services (3.7%)
  • Health care (3.5%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.9%)
  • Educational services (8.8%)
  • Food (5.8%)
  • Social assistance (5.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Aurora, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.4%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.7%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.0%)

Average climate in Aurora, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Aurora-area historical tornado activity is near Missouri state average. It is 61% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/29/1991, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.9 miles away from the Aurora city center killed 2 people and injured 64 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/12/2006, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.4 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 8 people and caused $56 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Aurora-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 148.9 miles away from Aurora center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 150.5 miles away from Aurora center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 210.4 miles away from Aurora center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 217.8 miles away from Aurora center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 231.4 miles away from Aurora center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 335.2 miles away from Aurora center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lawrence County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 8, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Aurora topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Aurora:

  • MERCY HOSPITAL AURORA (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 500 PORTER AVENUE)
  • AURORA NURSING CENTER (1700 SOUTH HUDSON AVENUE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Aurora:

  • OZARKS METHODIST MANOR, THE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MARIONVILLE, MO)
  • MT VERNON PLACE CARE CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MOUNT VERNON, MO)
  • LAWRENCE COUNTY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MOUNT VERNON, MO)
  • MISSOURI REHABILITATION CTR (Hospital, about 11 miles away; MOUNT VERNON, MO)
  • COX MONETT HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; MONETT, MO)
  • COX-MONETT HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 13 miles away; MONETT, MO)
  • BENCHMARK HEALTHCARE OF MONETT (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MONETT, MO)

Airports located in Aurora:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Aurora:

  • Missouri State University-Springfield (about 30 miles; Springfield, MO; Full-time enrollment: 16,660)
  • Drury University (about 30 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Ozarks Technical Community College (about 30 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 10,356)
  • Evangel University (about 31 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Crowder College (about 38 miles; Neosho, MO; FT enrollment: 3,675)
  • Missouri Southern State University (about 42 miles; Joplin, MO; FT enrollment: 4,456)
  • Southwest Baptist University (about 47 miles; Bolivar, MO; FT enrollment: 2,783)

Public high school in Aurora:

  • AURORA HIGH (Students: 558, Location: 305 W PROSPECT ST, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Aurora:

  • AURORA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY K-12 (Students: 15, Location: 17818 LAWRENCE 2200, Grades: 2-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Aurora:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Aurora: Sunset Drive-In (A), Aurora Fire Department Station 2 (B), Aurora Fire Department Station 1 (C), Aurora Rural Fire Department Station 1 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mapel Park Cemetery (1), Mount Calvary Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Aurora include: Oak Park (1), Crosby Park (2), Baldwin Park (3), White Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Barry Lawrence Lib (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 202 South Jefferson Avenue).

Hotels: Aurora Inn Motel (3037 South Elliott Avenue), Bluebird Motel (Highway 265 & US60).

Birthplace of: Don S. Davis - Actor, Jack Goodman - Politician, Lefty Williams - Major League Baseball pitcher, Harold L. Turner - Army Medal of Honor recipient.

Lawrence County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

AURORA VERONA (Population served: 8,127, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-19-2005), St Public Notif requested (APR-19-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-05-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
SUNSET DRIVE IN (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (OCT-02-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-02-2006), St Public Notif issued (OCT-02-2006), St Public Notif requested (OCT-02-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-06-2006)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (OCT-02-2006), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-02-2006), St Public Notif issued (OCT-02-2006), St Public Notif requested (OCT-02-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-06-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
HONEYCREEK GOLF CLUB (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-11-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-11-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-16-2014), St Public Notif received (MAR-27-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-28-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-28-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-04-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-05-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-14-2009), St Public Notif requested (OCT-14-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-19-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-03-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-03-2008), St Public Notif received (NOV-07-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUN-01-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-25-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-25-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-02-2013)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In SEP-01-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-21-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-21-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-16-2014)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 minor monitoring violations
MOUNT VERNON MIGRANT HEAD START (Population served: 39, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Missouri:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

65.9%
Whole state:

65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.8%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
67 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
6 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

People in group quarters in Aurora in 2000:

  • 111 people in nursing homes
  • 15 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 8 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Banks with branches in Aurora (2011 data):

  • Community National Bank: Aurora Branch at 444 South Rinker Street, branch established on 1973/05/24. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $85.1 mil, Deposits: $76.7 mil, headquarters in Monett, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: Aurora Drive-In Facility at 138 East Church Street, branch established on 1973/12/12. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Great Southern Bank: Aurora Office at 1500 S. Elliott, Suite E, branch established on 1923/01/01. Info updated 2012/02/03: Bank assets: $3,788.7 mil, Deposits: $2,986.3 mil, headquarters in Reeds Spring, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 109 total offices, Holding Company: Great Southern Bancorp, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Aurora Branch at 1625 South Elliott, branch established on 1888/01/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • First Independent Bank: at 1100 South Elliott Avenue, branch established on 1906/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $86.8 mil, Deposits: $77.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: First Independent Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Aurora:

Marital status in Aurora, MO
  • Never married: 26.1%
  • Now married: 48.4%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 14.3%

For population 25 years and over in Aurora:

  • High school or higher: 76.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Missouri average:

11.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Aurora
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Aurora, MO (based on Lawrence County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,97077
Mainline Protestant3,08722
Catholic2,4744
Other1,0415
None15,062-
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: 7
Lawrence County:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
This county:

7.97 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Here:

6.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.8%
State:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.8%
Missouri:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.4%
Missouri:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.7%
Missouri:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Aurora:

44.4%
Missouri:

46.9%

Average BMI:
Aurora:

28.6
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Aurora:

22.0%
Missouri:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.4%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Aurora:

6.8
Missouri:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.8%
Missouri:

34.3%

General health condition:
Here:

54.1%
Missouri:

56.3%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.3%
State:

78.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Aurora, MO Residents
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
Police Protection - Officers 16$47,375$35,5311$1,860
Other and Unallocable 9$16,957$22,6092$1,528
Firefighters 7$20,123$34,4970$0
Streets and Highways 5$18,277$43,8650$0
Financial Administration 4$13,594$40,7820$0
Sewerage 4$12,250$36,7500$0
Parks and Recreation 2$3,474$20,8440$0
Judicial and Legal 1$3,164$37,9681$613
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 48$135,214$33,8044$4,001

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

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $332,000 ($44.38)
    Regular Highways: $261,000 ($34.89)
    Sewerage: $232,000 ($31.01)
    Central Staff Services: $15,000 ($2.01)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $831,000 ($111.08)
    Police Protection: $768,000 ($102.66)
    Regular Highways: $318,000 ($42.51)
    Local Fire Protection: $270,000 ($36.09)
    Sewerage: $150,000 ($20.05)
    Central Staff Services: $135,000 ($18.05)
    Financial Administration: $104,000 ($13.90)
    Parks and Recreation: $94,000 ($12.57)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $54,000 ($7.22)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $39,000 ($5.21)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $30,000 ($4.01)
    General Public Buildings: $18,000 ($2.41)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $243,000 ($32.48)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $37,000 ($4.95)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $20,000 ($2.67)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,902,000 ($254.24)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $820,000 ($109.61)
    Parks and Recreation: $28,000 ($3.74)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,000 ($0.67)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $90,000 ($12.03)
    Interest Earnings: $45,000 ($6.02)
    Donations From Private Sources: $40,000 ($5.35)
    General Revenue - Other: $13,000 ($1.74)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $406,000 ($54.27)
    Other: $339,000 ($45.31)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,409,000 ($322.02)
    Public Utilities Sales: $978,000 ($130.73)
    Property: $364,000 ($48.66)
    Other License: $40,000 ($5.35)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $11,000 ($1.47)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $7,000 ($0.94)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,935,000 ($793.34)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,383,000 ($719.56)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $552,000 ($73.79)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,045,000 ($674.38)

8.18% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($35,993 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.18%
Missouri average:

7.04%

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 Barry County, MO  1.88% ($32,396 average AGI)
from Greene County, MO  1.78% ($35,186)
from Christian County, MO  0.48% ($37,188)


7.66% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($33,395 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.66%
Missouri average:

7.16%

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 Greene County, MO  1.83% ($34,326 average AGI)
to Barry County, MO  1.67% ($30,677)
to Jasper County, MO  0.55% ($38,250)
Businesses in Aurora, MO
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
FedEx2SONIC Drive-In1
Ford1Sears1
H&R Block1Starbucks1
Hardee's1Subway2
La-Z-Boy1True Value1
MasterBrand Cabinets2U-Haul1
McDonald's1UPS1
Nike1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Aurora:

  • KSWM (940 AM; 1 kW; AURORA, MO; Owner: 940 RADIO, INC.)
  • KRMO (990 AM; 3 kW; CASSVILLE, MO; Owner: MONETT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWTO (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: KWTO, INC.)
  • KBTN (1420 AM; 10 kW; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KLFJ (1550 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: 127, INC.)
  • KSGF (1260 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KKLL (1100 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEBB CITY, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KKOW (860 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS)
  • WMBH (1560 AM; 10 kW; JOPLIN, MO)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KURM (790 AM; 5 kW; ROGERS, AR; Owner: KERM, INC)
  • KFAY (1030 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Aurora:

  • KHTO (106.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, MO; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGMY-FM (100.5 FM; AURORA, MO; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KQMO (97.7 FM; SHELL KNOB, MO; Owner: MAGIC CIRCLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KOMG (92.9 FM; OZARK, MO; Owner: MW SPRINGMO, INC.)
  • KTTS-FM (94.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KKBL (95.9 FM; MONETT, MO; Owner: MONETT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KZRQ (104.1 FM; ASH GROVE, MO; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTXR (101.3 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: STEREO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWTO-FM (98.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: KWTO, INC.)
  • KOSP (105.1 FM; WILLARD, MO; Owner: MW SPRINGMO, INC.)
  • KXUS (97.3 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWFC (89.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: BAPTIST BIBLE COLLEGE, INC.)
  • KSMS-FM (90.5 FM; POINT LOOKOUT, MO; Owner: SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UINIVERSITY)
  • KSMU (91.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: BD OF REGENTS FOR SW MO ST UNIV)
  • KADI (99.5 FM; REPUBLIC, MO; Owner: VISION COMMUNICATIONS, INCORPORATED)

TV broadcast stations around Aurora:

  • K61GJ (Channel 61; AURORA, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KYTV (Channel 3; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: KY3, INC.)
  • KOZK (Channel 21; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: BD. OF GOVERNORS OF SW MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KSPR (Channel 33; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF SPRINGFIELD LICENSE LLC)
  • KOLR (Channel 10; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: VHR SPRINGFIELD LICENSE, INC.)
  • KDEB-TV (Channel 27; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: QUORUM OF MISSOURI LICENSE, LLC)
  • K05KD (Channel 5; CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • K38DD (Channel 38; MONETT, MO; Owner: PEGGY L. DAVIS AND DEBORAH R. KENNY)
  • KWBM (Channel 31; HARRISON, AR; Owner: R.S. COMMUNICATIONS LTD. PARTNERSHIP)
  • K41FQ (Channel 41; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K15CZ (Channel 15; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: KY3, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Aurora: Harold L. Turner.

Aurora fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Aurora fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 18Number of bridges
  • 62ft / 19.3mTotal length
  • $2,901,000Total costs
  • 56,936Total average daily traffic
  • 5,867Total average daily truck traffic
  • 92,797Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Aurora, MO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41920-1929
  • 51930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Aurora, MO

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Aurora)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Aurora, MO)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-200T (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-360 SER (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 36106 , Serial Number: 34-7870293, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 03/01/1993, Certificate Issue Date: 08/25/2007
    Registrant (LLC): N36106 LLC, Po Box 506, Aurora, MO 65605
  • Aircraft: CAMERON BALLOONS US V-77 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 41034 , Serial Number: 6106, Year manufactured: 1997, Airworthiness Date: 05/19/1997, Certificate Issue Date: 10/15/2004
    Registrant (Individual): Janine S Konstanzer, 18256 Lawrence 1170, Aurora, MO 65605
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 41391 , Serial Number: 28R-7435177, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 01/30/1974, Certificate Issue Date: 04/08/2015
    Registrant (LLC): Aurora Aviation Lc, Po Box 506, Aurora, MO 65605
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 4486R , Serial Number: 17263228, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 05/06/1974, Certificate Issue Date: 07/12/2011
    Registrant (LLC): Aurora Aviation Lc, Po Box 506, Aurora, MO 65605
  • Aircraft: BEECH K35 (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5388E , Serial Number: D-5894, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 03/20/1959, Certificate Issue Date: 03/24/2014
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Dale D Gandy, 126 S Jefferson Ave, Aurora, MO 65605, Other Owners: Janet Gandy
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 135 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6630P , Serial Number: 24-1753, Year manufactured: 1960, Airworthiness Date: 01/25/1960, Certificate Issue Date: 04/20/2015
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Justin L Richmond, Po Box 506, Aurora, MO 65605, Other Owners: Landon M Lewis
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-30 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 139 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-320 SERIES (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7544Y , Serial Number: 30-607, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 10/26/1964, Certificate Issue Date: 10/29/2018
    Registrant (LLC): No Limits Aviation LLC, 18893 Lawrence 1185, Aurora, MO 65605

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 28. The highest number of fire incidents - 71 took place in 2012, and the least - 13 in 2014. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Aurora, MO When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (55.9%), and Outside Fires (27.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Aurora, MO
    • 26755.9%Structure Fires
    • 13027.2%Outside Fires
    • 439.0%Other
    • 387.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Aurora, MO
Most common first names in Aurora, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William9075.9 years
Mary8181.6 years
James8171.9 years
Charles7874.7 years
John7375.4 years
Robert5070.7 years
Ruth4178.5 years
George3677.7 years
Helen3481.8 years
Roy2979.1 years
Most common last names in Aurora, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones3876.1 years
Brown3580.5 years
Hilton3478.8 years
Smith3377.7 years
Williams2975.5 years
Johnson2673.1 years
Wilson2676.2 years
Moore2579.5 years
Miller2372.2 years
Berry2278.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Aurora, MO
  • 64.8%Utility gas
  • 26.2%Electricity
  • 4.2%Wood
  • 2.9%Coal or coke
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Aurora, MO
  • 49.1%Electricity
  • 45.4%Utility gas
  • 4.1%No fuel used
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Aurora compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Aurora on our top lists:

  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped (population 1,000+)"
There are 12 pilots and 10 other airmen in this city.
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