Aurora, Florence County, Wisconsin

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Aurora, Wisconsin
Town
Coordinates: 45°45′28″N 88°6′16″W / 45.75778°N 88.10444°W / 45.75778; -88.10444
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Florence
Area
 • Total 38.4 sq mi (99.4 km2)
 • Land 38.0 sq mi (98.3 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
Elevation [1] 1,302 ft (397 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,186
 • Density 31.2/sq mi (12.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-03875[2]
GNIS feature ID 1582734[1]

Aurora is a town in Florence County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,186 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated community of Aurora is located in the town. Aurora lies on the Michigan-Wisconsin border, across the Menominee River from Kingsford, Michigan.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 38.4 square miles (99.4 km²), of which, 38.0 square miles (98.3 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²) of it (1.07%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,186 people, 485 households, and 340 families residing in the town. The population density was 31.2 people per square mile (12.1/km²). There were 535 housing units at an average density of 14.1 per square mile (5.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.90% White, 0.25% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.93% of the population.

There were 485 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 103.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,107, and the median income for a family was $41,736. Males had a median income of $30,515 versus $21,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,226. About 5.1% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 45°47′08″N 88°06′03″W / 45.78556°N 88.10083°W / 45.78556; -88.10083