Aurora, North Carolina
|Aurora, North Carolina|
|— Town —|
|• Total||1.0 sq mi (2.7 km2)|
|• Land||0.9 sq mi (2.5 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)|
|Elevation||3 ft (1 m)|
|• Density||520/sq mi ( 190/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1018876|
Aurora is located at (35.301476, -76.789461).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), of which, 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (8.65%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 583 people, 265 households, and 169 families residing in the town. The population density was 615.8 people per square mile (236.9/km²). There were 316 housing units at an average density of 333.8 per square mile (128.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 51.29% White, 47.51% African American, 0.34% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.37% of the population.
There were 265 households out of which 23.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.8% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.2% were non-families. 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.81.
In the town the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 22.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $25,917, and the median income for a family was $42,000. Males had a median income of $33,542 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,252. About 15.5% of families and 20.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.5% of those under age 18 and 16.9% of those age 65 or over.
Aurora is the home of the Aurora Fossil Museum, which houses specimens collected from the local PCS Phosphate Mine. The museum's collection includes a wide variety of marine fossils from the Pleistocene, Pliocene and Miocene eras.
Notable people 
- Richard Coffey - retired Minnesota Timberwolves player
- John Decatur Messick - fifth president of East Carolina University
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.