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Welcome to Aurora ...

The city of Aurora is located in Marion County<1>.

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 1,039 people<4> (see below for details).

Aurora was established in 1856.

The community of Aurora is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Aurora lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Websites for Aurora ...

Official Website: www.ci.aurora.or.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Aurora had an population of 1,039 people. This is an increase of 13.18% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 58.63% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Aurora had a population of 918 people. This makes Aurora the county's 14th most populous community.

The population of Aurora represents 0.02% of the total population of Oregon (which has 3,831,074 people), making it the state's 164th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 918 people, the population of Aurora increased 40.15% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 655 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), New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, 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.

  • Beaverton [Washington County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaverton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaverton
    • Beaverton [Washington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2019: 99,037 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaverton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaverton<7>
  • Tigard [Washington County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tigard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tigard
    • Tigard [Washington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2019: 55,514 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tigard
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tigard<7>
  • Lake Oswego [Clackamas County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Oswego have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Oswego
    • Lake Oswego [Clackamas County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2019: 39,822 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Oswego
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Oswego<7>
  • Oregon City [Clackamas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oregon City
    • Oregon City [Clackamas County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2019: 37,339 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oregon City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oregon City<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Tualatin [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tualatin
      • Tualatin [Clackamas County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27,837 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tualatin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tualatin<7>
    • West Linn [Clackamas County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Linn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Linn
      • West Linn [Clackamas County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,736 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Linn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Linn<7>
    • Woodburn [Marion County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodburn
      • Woodburn [Marion County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,273 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodburn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodburn<7>
    • Wilsonville [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilsonville
      • Wilsonville [Clackamas County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,918 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilsonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilsonville<7>
    • Newberg [Yamhill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newberg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newberg
      • Newberg [Yamhill County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 23,886 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newberg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newberg<7>
    • Happy Valley [Clackamas County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Happy Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Happy Valley
      • Happy Valley [Clackamas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,553 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Happy Valley<7>

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.

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About Marion County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Aurora: www.ci.aurora.or.us/

The official website for Marion County: www.co.marion.or.us/

The official website for State of Oregon: https://www.oregon.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Oregon's counties, including Marion, 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 for our own planning, 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: 45.2290, Longitude: -122.7574       In this case, the coordinates for Aurora have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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