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Aurora, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Aurora is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Beaufort County at latitude 35.3029 and longitude -76.7893. Beaufort County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Aurora, but most people and references simply refer to it as Aurora, North Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Aurora indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Aurora (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Aurora: Betty Town.

Town of Aurora, NC Boundary Map


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Aurora, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 537
Population in Households 537
Population in Familes 405
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 579
Diversity Index2 59
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 251
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 148
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 331 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 139 (42.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 113 (34.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 80 (24.2%)
Median Home Value $77,000
Average Home Value $82,914
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $40,170
Per Capita Income $18,614
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.76% 0.55%
Households 0.96% 0.63%
Families 1.66% 0.4%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   2.58%
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, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Aurora to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 554 25th
Population Density1 # 414 44th
Diversity Index2 # 193 74th
Median Household Income # 502 32nd
Per Capita Income # 494 33rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.