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Welcome to Aurora ...

When the people of Aurora refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Auroran<1>

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Aurora had a population of 47,629 people.<2>

The town of Aurora was established in 1854.

Aurora is 900 feet [274 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Aurora lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: EST- Heure Normale de l'Est (HNE), EDT- Heure Avancée de l'Est (HAE).

Area Codes for Aurora: (289)<4>, (365) & (905)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Aurora had a population of 47,629 people.

The population of Aurora represents 0.39% of the total population of Ontario (which had 12,160,282 people at that time), making it Ontario's 41st most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 47,629 people, the population of Aurora increased 18.58% from the 2001 StatCan census (with a count of 40,167 people).

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

Communities near Aurora ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2006
Population
DirDistance
Georgina   [Map]   42,346   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Gormley   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Kettleby   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
King City   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Markham   [Map]   261,573   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Newmarket   [Map]   74,295   N   4 miles [6.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, 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, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico (3), New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas (2), Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin (2) and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Aurora.

See 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.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Aurora:

Websites for Aurora ...

Official Website:   www.town.aurora.on.ca/
Chamber of Commerce:   www.aurorachamber.on.ca/

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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The official website for Aurora: www.town.aurora.on.ca/

The official website for Province of Ontario: https://www.ontario.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 town'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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<2>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Aurora were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<3>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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<4>Of the area codes for Aurora, area code (289, 365) is an overlay.

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<5>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 (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: 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: 44.0000, Longitude: -79.4667     [Map].

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