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Welcome to Aurora ...

The town of Aurora is located in Brookings County<1>.

The location of Aurora has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Aurora: uh-ROHR-uh<3>

When the people of Aurora refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Auroran<4>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Aurora has a population of 789 people<5> (see below for details).

Aurora is 1,620 feet [494 m] above sea level.<6>.

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

Aurora is located in the (605) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Aurora had an population of 789 people. This is an increase of 48.31% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 57.8% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Aurora had a population of 532 people. This makes Aurora the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Aurora represents 0.07% of the total population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 148th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 532 people, the population of Aurora increased 6.4% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 500 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, Oregon, Pennsylvania, 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.

  • Brookings [Brookings County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookings have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookings
    • Brookings [Brookings County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the west of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2018: 24,509 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookings
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookings<8>
  • Flandreau [Moody County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flandreau have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flandreau
    • Flandreau [Moody County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the south of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2018: 2,325 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flandreau
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flandreau<8>
  • Volga [Brookings County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Volga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Volga
    • Volga [Brookings County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the west of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2018: 2,020 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Volga
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Volga<8>
  • Medary [Brookings County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medary
    • Medary [Brookings County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2014: 1,442 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medary
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Elkton [Brookings County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkton
      • Elkton [Brookings County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the east of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2018: 730 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkton<8>
    • Lake Benton [Lincoln County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Benton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Benton
      • Lake Benton [Lincoln County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the east of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2018: 640 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Benton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Benton<8>
    • White [Brookings County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White
      • White [Brookings County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the north of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2018: 491 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White<8>
    • North Grove Addition [Brookings County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Grove Addition have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Grove Addition
      • North Grove Addition [Brookings County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2014: 471 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Grove Addition
    • Egan [Moody County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Egan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egan
      • Egan [Moody County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the south of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2018: 271 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Egan<8>
    • Bruce [Brookings County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bruce have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruce
      • Bruce [Brookings County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2018: 209 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bruce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bruce<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. 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 ...

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About Brookings County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Brookings County: www.brookingscountysd.gov/

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Brookings, 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>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Aurora. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>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.
<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Aurora.
<6>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Aurora - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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, 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: 44.2827, Longitude: -96.6870       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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