Aurora, South Dakota

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Not to be confused with Aurora County, South Dakota.
Aurora, South Dakota
Town
Location in Brookings County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Brookings County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 44°17′0″N 96°41′10″W / 44.28333°N 96.68611°W / 44.28333; -96.68611Coordinates: 44°17′0″N 96°41′10″W / 44.28333°N 96.68611°W / 44.28333; -96.68611
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Brookings
Founded 1880[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 0.46 sq mi (1.19 km2)
 • Land 0.46 sq mi (1.19 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,624 ft (495 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 532
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 575
 • Density 1,156.5/sq mi (446.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 57002
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-02780[5]
GNIS feature ID 1253728[6]

Aurora is a town in Brookings County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 532 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Aurora is located at 44°17′0″N 96°41′10″W / 44.28333°N 96.68611°W / 44.28333; -96.68611 (44.283215, -96.686048).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.46 square miles (1.19 km2), all of it land.[2]

Aurora has been assigned the ZIP code 57002, and the FIPS place code 02780.

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 532 people, 233 households, and 144 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,156.5 inhabitants per square mile (446.5 /km2). There were 256 housing units at an average density of 556.5 per square mile (214.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.5% White, 2.6% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 233 households of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.2% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.88.

The median age in the town was 33.8 years. 23.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 32.4% were from 25 to 44; 26.6% were from 45 to 64; and 7.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 53.0% male and 47.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 500 people, 205 households, and 136 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,090.5 people per square mile (419.7/km²). There were 221 housing units at an average density of 482.0 per square mile (185.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.00% White, 1.40% Native American, and 0.60% from two or more races.

There were 205 households out of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 11.8% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 107.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $38,456, and the median income for a family was $43,500. Males had a median income of $26,953 versus $20,089 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,819. None of the families and 2.4% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 8.8% of those over 64.

Sports[edit]

The sole two sports teams in Aurora are both baseball teams, American Legion Baseball Post 230 & the Aurora A's. Both exist under the Aurora Baseball Association and play their home games at Aurora Field, located two blocks west of the city water tower.

Although Post 230 is classified as a district 1A team (explained below), it plays the majority of its games against "B" division opponents. However, if it wishes to compete at the district tournament, it must compete against its intra-district 1 opponents, which are Brookings, Aberdeen, Watertown, and Huron. The reason Post 230 is considered a district 1A team is because it plays within the area designated as district 1 and obtains at least a portion of its players from neighboring Brookings High School (a school possessing an "A" enrollment status under American Legion by-laws). The team has been an installation in Aurora since 2002 and its colors are blue and white, gray, and/or black.

The Aurora A's amateur baseball team began in 2000 and competes in the Eastern Dakota League (EDL) — a league within the South Dakota Amateur Baseball Association (SDABA). The team competed in Class B until the 2012 season, whereby it began competing at the Class A level. The team's colors are black and athletic gold.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SD Towns". South Dakota State Historical Society. Archived from the original on 10 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-10. 
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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