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Welcome to Aurora ...
The city of Aurora is located in Dearborn County<1>.
When the people of Aurora refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Auroran<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Aurora has a population of 3,679 people<3> (see below for details).
Aurora is 440 feet [134 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Aurora lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Aurora is located in the (812) area code.
The ZIP code for Aurora: 47001<5>
We don't have a date for the establishment of Aurora.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Aurora had an population of 3,679 people. This is a decrease of 1.89% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.21% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Aurora had a population of 3,750 people (which is 7.49% of the total population of Dearborn County). This makes Aurora the county's 3rd most populous community.
The population of Aurora represents 0.06% of the total population of Indiana (which has 6,483,802 people), making it the state's 140th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 3,750 people, the population of Aurora decreased 5.42% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,965 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Aurora.
Communities Also Named Aurora ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 44 communities that are also named Aurora - they are located in Alabama, Alaska (2), Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida (2), Georgia, Illinois, Iowa (2), 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.
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. Our list includes 21 papers. 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.
In addition to the Tourism page for Aurora, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Aurora.
Adding Aurora to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Aurora in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Aurora was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<9>
We also found Aurora in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Aurora.
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 Dearborn County: www.dearborncounty.org/
The official website for State of Indiana: https://www.in.gov
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This page was last modified/updated: 04 Jun 2023