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Welcome to Aurora ...

The city of Aurora is located in Hamilton County<1> and is the County Seat for Hamilton County.

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 4,547 people<4> (see below for details).

Aurora is 1,790 feet [546 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Telephone area codes for Aurora: (402) & (531)<6>

Websites for Aurora ...

Official Website:   www.cityofaurora.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.auroracofc.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Aurora had an population of 4,547 people. This is an increase of 1.52% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.62% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Aurora had a population of 4,479 people (which is 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 total 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 (with a count of 4,225 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 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.

Communities near Aurora ...

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

  • Grand Island [Hall County]
  • Central City [Merrick County]
  • Sutton [Clay County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sutton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutton
    • Sutton [Clay County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southeast of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,434 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sutton<8>
  • Henderson [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henderson
    • Henderson [York County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2019: 985 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henderson<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Harvard [Clay County]
    • Hampton [Hamilton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hampton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampton
      • Hampton [Hamilton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the east of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 433 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampton<8>
    • Giltner [Hamilton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Giltner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Giltner
      • Giltner [Hamilton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 367 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Giltner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Giltner<8>
    • Polk [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polk
      • Polk [Polk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northeast of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 305 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Polk<8>
    • Phillips [Hamilton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phillips have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phillips
      • Phillips [Hamilton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the west of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 298 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phillips
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phillips<8>
    • Chapman [Merrick County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapman
      • Chapman [Merrick County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 287 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chapman<8>

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 19 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of 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>If you're interested in how the shape of Nebraska's counties, including Hamilton, 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>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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 (or directions), 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: 40.8668, Longitude: -98.0036       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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