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Welcome to Aurora ...

The village of Aurora is located in Cayuga 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 670 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Aurora.

Aurora is 430 feet [131 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 (315) area code.

Websites for Aurora ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.cayugacountychamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Aurora, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Aurora had an population of 670 people. This is a decrease of 7.46% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.94% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Aurora had a population of 724 people. This makes Aurora the county's 30th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 724 people, the population of Aurora has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 720 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, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico (3), 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.

  • Auburn (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
    • Auburn lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Aurora and is located in Cayuga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,915 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<6>
  • Geneva (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geneva
    • Geneva lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Aurora and is located in Ontario County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,639 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Geneva<6>
  • Lansing (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lansing
    • Lansing lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Aurora and is located in Tompkins County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,767 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansing have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansing
  • Seneca Falls (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seneca Falls
    • Seneca Falls lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Aurora and is located in Seneca County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,615 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seneca Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seneca Falls
  • Waterloo (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterloo
    • Waterloo lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Aurora and is located in Seneca County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,305 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterloo have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
  • Skaneateles (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skaneateles
    • Skaneateles lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Aurora and is located in Onondaga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,193 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skaneateles have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skaneateles
  • Milo (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milo
    • Milo lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Aurora and is located in Yates County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,841 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milo have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milo
  • Seneca Falls (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seneca Falls
    • Seneca Falls lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Aurora and is located in Seneca County
    • Estimated population in 2012: 6,677 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seneca Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seneca Falls
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seneca Falls<6>
  • Penn Yan (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penn Yan
    • Penn Yan lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Aurora and is located in Yates County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,948 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penn Yan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Penn Yan<6>
  • Hector (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hector
    • Hector lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Aurora and is located in Schuyler County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,884 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hector have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hector

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.

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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Aurora was in the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Aurora in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Aurora on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Aurora

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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 Cayuga County: www.co.cayuga.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Cayuga, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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 village'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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Aurora.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Aurora - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AuroraOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aurora. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7540, Longitude: -76.7024    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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