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Welcome to Aurora ...

The city of Aurora is located in Buchanan County.

The location of Aurora has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Aurora refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Auroran<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Aurora has a population of 164 people<3> (see below for details).

Aurora is 1,130 feet [344 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Aurora lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Aurora is located in the (319) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Aurora had a population of 185 people. This makes Aurora the county's 10th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 185 people, the population of Aurora decreased 4.64% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 194 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Aurora had an population of 164 people. This is a decrease of 11.35% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.46% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Aurora.

Communities near Aurora ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Edgewood   [Map]   865   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Fairbank   [Map]   1,123   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Fayette   [Map]   1,469   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hazleton   [Map]   826   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Independence   [Map]   6,050   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Jesup   [Map]   2,708   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Aurora.

Communities Also Named Aurora ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Iowa communities named Aurora: This one is located in Buchanan County and the other is located in Keokuk County.

Beyond Iowa, there are 44 communities that are also named Aurora - they are located in Alabama, Alaska (2), Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida (2), Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (7), Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota (2), Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico (3), New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas (2), Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin (2) and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Aurora.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Aurora. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Aurora. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Aurora.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Aurora:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Aurora ...

Looking for more information about Aurora? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Aurora? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Aurora, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Aurora.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Iowa

About Buchanan County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Aurora. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Buchanan County: www.buchanancounty.com/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Aurora refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Aurora may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Aurora.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Aurora - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Aurora) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Aurora. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Aurora

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aurora. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6201, Longitude: -91.7295     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Aurora have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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