Aurora, Iowa

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Aurora, Iowa
City
Motto: A Small Town With a Big Heart
Location of Aurora, Iowa
Location of Aurora, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°37′5″N 91°43′43″W / 42.61806°N 91.72861°W / 42.61806; -91.72861Coordinates: 42°37′5″N 91°43′43″W / 42.61806°N 91.72861°W / 42.61806; -91.72861
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Buchanan
Government
 • Mayor Richard Roepke
Area[1]
 • Total 0.57 sq mi (1.48 km2)
 • Land 0.57 sq mi (1.48 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,138 ft (347 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 185
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 171
 • Density 324.6/sq mi (125.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50607
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-03835
GNIS feature ID 0454285

Aurora is a city in Buchanan County, Iowa, United States. The population was 185 in the 2010 census, a decline from 194 in the 2000 census.[4][5]

Aurora was founded in 1886 by the Chicago Great Western Railway, and incorporated in 1899. The town was laid out on land donated by a Bishop Warren and his wife Alice, and is named after Warren's birthplace East Aurora, New York.[6]

Geography[edit]

Aurora's longitude and latitude coordinates in decimal form are 42.618061, -91.728519.[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.57 square miles (1.48 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Aurora
population history
Census Pop.
1900 331
1910 287 −13.3%
1920 284 −1.0%
1930 281 −1.1%
1940 276 −1.8%
1950 225 −18.5%
1960 223 −0.9%
1970 229 2.7%
1980 248 8.3%
1990 196 −21.0%
2000 194 −1.0%
2010 185 −4.6%
Iowa Data Center [5]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 185 people, 79 households, and 58 families residing in the city. The population density was 324.6 inhabitants per square mile (125.3/km2). There were 89 housing units at an average density of 156.1 per square mile (60.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.1% White, 0.5% African American, and 4.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 79 households of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.6% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.69.

The median age in the city was 43.7 years. 22.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.1% were from 25 to 44; 31.2% were from 45 to 64; and 17.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 54.1% male and 45.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 194 people, 78 households, and 52 families residing in the city. The population density was 338.5 people per square mile (131.4/km²). There were 88 housing units at an average density of 153.5 per square mile (59.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.85% White, 0.52% Native American, and 4.64% from two or more races.

There were 78 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.1% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,750, and the median income for a family was $42,188. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,254. About 15.8% of families and 19.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.8% of those under the age of eighteen and 13.3% of those sixty five or over.

Education[edit]

Aurora is served by the East Buchanan Community School District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  4. ^ "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-17. 
  5. ^ a b "Data from the 2010 Census". State Data Center of Iowa. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-17. 
  6. ^ Savage, Tom (2007). A Dictionary of Iowa Place-Names. University of Iowa Press. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links[edit]

  • City-Data Comprehensive statistical data and more about Aurora