Aurora, Kansas

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Aurora, Kansas
City
Location within Cloud County and Kansas
Location within Cloud County and Kansas
KDOT map of Cloud County (legend)
KDOT map of Cloud County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°27′6″N 97°31′49″W / 39.45167°N 97.53028°W / 39.45167; -97.53028Coordinates: 39°27′6″N 97°31′49″W / 39.45167°N 97.53028°W / 39.45167; -97.53028
Country United States
State Kansas
County Cloud
Government
 • Type Mayor–Council
Area[1]
 • Total 0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)
 • Land 0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,476 ft (450 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 60
 • Estimate (2015)[3] 59
 • Density 600/sq mi (230/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67417
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-03425 [4]
GNIS feature ID 0476002 [5]

Aurora is a city in Cloud County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 60.[6]

History[edit]

1915 Railroad Map of Cloud County

In 1887, Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway built a branch line from Neva (3 miles west of Strong City) through Aurora to Superior, Nebraska. In 1996, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway merged with Burlington Northern Railroad and renamed to the current BNSF Railway. Most locals still refer to this railroad as the "Santa Fe".

Aurora was named by settlers who hailed from Aurora, Illinois.[7]

The first post office was established in Aurora in 1886, but from 1886 until 1888, the post office was called St. Peter.[8]

Geography[edit]

Aurora is located at 39°27′6″N 97°31′49″W / 39.45167°N 97.53028°W / 39.45167; -97.53028 (39.451641, -97.530396).[9] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.10 square miles (0.26 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 269
1920 275 2.2%
1930 256 −6.9%
1940 274 7.0%
1950 221 −19.3%
1960 150 −32.1%
1970 120 −20.0%
1980 130 8.3%
1990 101 −22.3%
2000 79 −21.8%
2010 60 −24.1%
Est. 2015 59 [3] −1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 60 people, 24 households, and 17 families residing in the city. The population density was 600.0 inhabitants per square mile (231.7/km2). There were 36 housing units at an average density of 360.0 per square mile (139.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.7% White and 3.3% Native American.

There were 24 households of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.2% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.82.

The median age in the city was 38 years. 33.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25% were from 25 to 44; 26.7% were from 45 to 64; and 11.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.3% male and 46.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 79 people, 33 households, and 23 families residing in the city. The population density was 782.5 people per square mile (305.0/km²). There were 39 housing units at an average density of 386.3 per square mile (150.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.73% White and 1.27% Native American.

There were 33 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 3.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 15.2% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 132.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 119.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,583, and the median income for a family was $51,667. Males had a median income of $28,125 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,213. There were no families and 9.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 8.3% of those over 64.

Education[edit]

Aurora is served by USD 333 Concordia. The Concordia High School mascot is Panthers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  3. ^ a b "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved July 31, 2011. 
  7. ^ Heim, Michael (2007). Exploring Kansas Highways. p. 79. 
  8. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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