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Welcome to Aurora ...

The city of Aurora is located in Saint Louis 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 1,626 people<4> (see below for details).

Aurora is 1,480 feet [451 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 boundaries of the (218) area code.

The ZIP code for Aurora: 55705<6>

Websites for Aurora ...

Official Website: www.ci.aurora.mn.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Aurora had an population of 1,626 people. This is a decrease of 3.33% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.11% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Aurora had a population of 1,682 people. This makes Aurora the county's 12th most populous community.

The population of Aurora represents 0.03% of the total population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 284th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,682 people, the population of Aurora decreased 9.08% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,850 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 Minnesota communities named Aurora: This one is located in Saint Louis County and the other is located in Steele County.

Beyond Minnesota, there are 44 communities that are also named Aurora - they are located in Alabama, Alaska (2), Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida (2), Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (2), Kansas (7), Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, 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.

  • Virginia [Saint Louis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia
    • Virginia [Saint Louis County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the west of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,373 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virginia<8>
  • Eveleth [Saint Louis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eveleth
    • Eveleth [Saint Louis County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the west of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,569 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eveleth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eveleth<8>
  • Mountain Iron [Saint Louis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Iron
    • Mountain Iron [Saint Louis County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the west of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,834 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Iron
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain Iron<8>
  • Hoyt Lakes [Saint Louis County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoyt Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoyt Lakes
    • Hoyt Lakes [Saint Louis County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the east of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,946 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoyt Lakes
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoyt Lakes<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gilbert [Saint Louis County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
      • Gilbert [Saint Louis County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the west of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,780 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbert<8>
    • Babbitt [Saint Louis County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Babbitt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Babbitt
      • Babbitt [Saint Louis County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,484 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Babbitt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Babbitt<8>
    • Biwabik [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biwabik
      • Biwabik [Saint Louis County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the west of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 969 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biwabik
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Biwabik<8>
    • Tower [Saint Louis County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tower have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tower
      • Tower [Saint Louis County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 486 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tower
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tower<8>
    • McKinley [Saint Louis County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McKinley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McKinley
      • McKinley [Saint Louis County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the west of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 123 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKinley
    • Iron Junction [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Junction
      • Iron Junction [Saint Louis County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southwest of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 86 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron Junction

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.

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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Aurora: www.ci.aurora.mn.us/

The official website for Saint Louis County: www.co.st-louis.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Minnesota's counties, including Saint Louis, 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>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Aurora). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Aurora or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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: 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: 47.5311, Longitude: -92.2402       In this case, the coordinates for Aurora have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>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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