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Welcome to Aurora ...

The city of Aurora is located in Buchanan County<1>.

The location of Aurora has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Aurora refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Auroran<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Aurora has a population of 161 people<4> (see below for details).

Aurora is 1,130 feet [344 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Aurora is within the (319) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Aurora had an population of 161 people. This is a decrease of 12.97% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.01% since the 2000 Census).

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 (which had a count of 194 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Aurora ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Aurora.

  • Independence [Buchanan County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
    • Independence [Buchanan County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,124 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Independence<7>
  • Oelwein [Fayette County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oelwein have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oelwein
    • Oelwein [Fayette County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,900 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oelwein
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oelwein<7>
  • Manchester [Delaware County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
    • Manchester [Delaware County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,986 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manchester<7>
  • Jesup [Buchanan County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jesup have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jesup
    • Jesup [Buchanan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,703 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jesup
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jesup<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Fayette [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fayette have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayette
      • Fayette [Fayette County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayette<7>
    • Strawberry Point [Clayton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strawberry Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strawberry Point
      • Strawberry Point [Clayton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,218 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strawberry Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Strawberry Point<7>
    • Fairbank [Buchanan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairbank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairbank
      • Fairbank [Buchanan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,133 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairbank
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairbank<7>
    • Edgewood [Clayton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewood
      • Edgewood [Clayton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 861 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edgewood<7>
    • Winthrop [Buchanan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winthrop have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winthrop
      • Winthrop [Buchanan County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 849 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winthrop
    • Hazleton [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazleton
      • Hazleton [Buchanan County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 833 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazleton<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Aurora. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Aurora.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Aurora.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Aurora. See our Newspapers 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.

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 ...

The Communities of 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>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Buchanan, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Aurora.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Aurora - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Aurora. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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       In this case, the coordinates for Aurora have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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