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Aurora, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Aurora had a population of 1,722 as of July 1, 2016. Aurora ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Aurora is located at latitude 47.5314 and longitude -92.2407 in St. Louis County. The formal boundaries for the City of Aurora (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. St. Louis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,480 feet.

The City of Aurora (GNIS ID: 2394032) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Aurora is located within Township of White, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Louis County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Aurora population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Aurora, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,722
Population in Households 1,662
Population in Familes 1,199
Population in Group Qrtrs 60
Population Density1 460
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 797
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 444
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 914 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 605 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 192 (21.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 117 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $73,107
Average Home Value $87,934


Median Household Income $45,626
Average Household Income $54,018
Per Capita Income $25,698
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.38% 0.35%
Households 0.41% 0.4%
Families 0.22% 0.31%
Median Household Income   -1.17%
Per Capita Income   0.74%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Aurora, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Aurora to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 283 69th
Population Density1 # 519 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 819 9th
Median Household Income # 649 28th
Per Capita Income # 591 35th

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