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Welcome to Aurora ...

The city of Aurora is located in Sevier 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 1,052 people<3> (see below for details).

Aurora was established in 1875.

The community of Aurora is 5,180 feet [1,579 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Aurora is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Aurora lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Aurora is within the (435) area code.

The ZIP code for Aurora: 84620<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Aurora had an population of 1,052 people. This is an increase of 3.54% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.09% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Aurora had a population of 1,016 people. This makes Aurora the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Aurora represents 0.04% of the population of Utah (which has 2,763,885 people), making it the state's 142nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,016 people, the population of Aurora increased 7.29% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 947 people).

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

Adding Aurora to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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, we also found mention of Aurora elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a .

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

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, South Dakota, Texas (2), 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.

  • Richfield [Sevier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richfield
    • Richfield [Sevier County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,888 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richfield<7>
  • Gunnison [Sanpete County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gunnison
    • Gunnison [Sanpete County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,585 people
    • Former name for Gunnison:
    • Hog Wallow
    • Gunnison has also been known as:
    • Gunnison City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gunnison
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gunnison<7>
  • Salina [Sevier County]
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    • Salina [Sevier County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,612 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salina
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salina<7>
  • Centerfield [Sanpete County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerfield
    • Centerfield [Sanpete County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,495 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centerfield<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Elsinore [Sevier County]
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      • Elsinore [Sevier County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 882 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elsinore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elsinore<7>
    • Annabella [Sevier County]
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      • Annabella [Sevier County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 810 people
      • Former name for Annabella:
      • Omni Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Annabella
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Annabella<7>
    • Redmond [Sevier County]
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      • Redmond [Sevier County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 747 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redmond have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redmond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Redmond<7>
    • Central Valley [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central Valley
      • Central Valley [Sevier County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 570 people
      • Former names for Central Valley:
      • Central
      • Inverury
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Valley
    • Mayfield [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayfield
      • Mayfield [Sanpete County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 552 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayfield have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former names for Mayfield:
      • Arrapene
      • Cobblehaven
      • Frog Hollow
      • New London
      • Order
      • Skinny
      • Skunk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayfield<7>
    • Glenwood [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenwood
      • Glenwood [Sevier County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 476 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenwood<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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Sevier 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 Sevier County: www.sevierutah.net/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Utah's counties, including Sevier, 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 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.
<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>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Aurora). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Aurora or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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: 38.9222, Longitude: -111.9376    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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