|• Total||3.72 sq mi (9.64 km2)|
|• Land||3.72 sq mi (9.64 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||817 ft (249 m)|
|• Density||370/sq mi (140/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1329842|
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Black or African American (NH)||10||0.72%|
|Native American or Alaska Native (NH)||15||1.08%|
|Some Other Race (NH)||1||0.07%|
|Hispanic or Latino||326||23.45%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,390 people, 420 households, and 356 families residing in the city.
The Town of Aurora is served by the Northwest Independent School District.
- Seven Hills Elementary (K–5)
- Chisholm Trail Middle School (6–8)
- Northwest High School (9–12)
Aurora is best known for a purported UFO crash in April 1897, and the ongoing legend that the UFO's pilot is supposedly buried in the local cemetery. Although the town has embraced the legend to a point (the city's website mentions the legend, and even features an alien on the initial page), the cemetery association has refused all requests to exhume the alien's purported gravesite.
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