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Welcome to Aurora ...

The city of Aurora is located in Hamilton County and is the County Seat for Hamilton 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 2018, Aurora has a population of 4,533 people<3> (see below for details).

Aurora is 1,790 feet [546 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Aurora: (402) & (531)<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Aurora had a population of 4,479 people (or 49.09% of the total population of Hamilton County). This makes Aurora the county's most populous community.

The population of Aurora represents 0.25% of the population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 34th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,479 people, the population of Aurora increased 6.01% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,225 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Aurora had an population of 4,533 people. This is an increase of 1.21% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.29% 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.

Grand Island   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the West (W) of Aurora

Located in Hall County

Central City   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) of Aurora

Located in Merrick County

Sutton   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Aurora

Located in Clay County

Henderson   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Aurora

Located in York County

Harvard   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) of Aurora

Located in Clay County

Hampton   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of Aurora

Giltner   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Aurora

Polk   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Aurora

Located in Polk County

Phillips   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) of Aurora

Chapman   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Aurora

Located in Merrick County

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 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, Minnesota (2), Missouri, 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.

Websites for Aurora ...

Official Website:   www.cityofaurora.org/
Chamber of Commerce:   www.auroracofc.org/

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. Our list includes 19 papers.

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.

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Nebraska

About Hamilton County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Aurora: www.cityofaurora.org/

The official website for Hamilton County: www.co.hamilton.ne.us/

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.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>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for our own planning, 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: 40.8668, Longitude: -98.0036     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Aurora have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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