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Aurora, Kansas
(Jewell County)

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Although we found mention of Aurora during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer.

One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Aurora. If you can help us locate Aurora, please Contact Us.

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Located in: Jewell County (see below)

Time Zone: Aurora lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Telephone Area Code: (785)

About Jewell County

The community of Mankato is the County Seat for Jewell County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Cloud)


2016:<2>     2,901   (5.72% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     3,077   (18.83% decrease since 2000)
2000:     3,791

Total Area:<3>   914 sq. miles [2,368.2 km²]

Housing Units:<4>   2,032

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Jewell

GNIS ID:   485009
FIPS State / County Code:   None

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Aurora)

About Kansas

From the US Census


2016:     2,907,289   (1.9% increase since 2010)  
2010:     2,853,118   (6.13% increase since 2000)
2000:     2,688,418

Websites for State of Kansas

Official Website:

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Kansas

GNIS ID:   481813
FIPS State:   20

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Aurora)

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Aurora and then turned east". While Aurora could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Aurora as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Aurora could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

Just in case there has been confusion between counties, we found that there are 6 Kansas communities also named Aurora. While this community is located in Jewell County, the others are located in the following counties: Clark, Cloud, Coffey, Cowley, Norton and Osage. For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Aurora.

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<2>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2016.

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Aurora. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<4>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Aurora.