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Welcome to Aurora ...

The village of Aurora is located in Cayuga County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Aurora, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1810.

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).

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 lies within the (315) area code.

Websites for Aurora ...

Chamber of Commerce:

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 (with a count of 720 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Aurora.

Communities Also Named Aurora ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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)
  • Geneva
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Seneca Falls
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Penn Yan
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
  • Waterloo
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Skaneateles
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skaneateles have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skaneateles
    • Skaneateles is located in Onondaga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,465 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Skaneateles <5>
  • Trumansburg
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
  • Moravia
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
  • Port Byron
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Byron
    • Port Byron is located in Cayuga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,181 people
    • Former name for Port Byron:
    • Bucksville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Byron <5>
  • Union Springs
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Aurora was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Aurora post office opened in 1810.

We also found Aurora in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Aurora.

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:

The official website for State of New York:

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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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