Aurora, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Aurora, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Aurora had a population of 530 as of July 1, 2015. Aurora ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Aurora is located at latitude 35.3029 and longitude -76.7893 in Beaufort County. 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. Beaufort County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Town of Aurora 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.

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, 2015.

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, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 530
Population in Households 530
Population in Familes 399
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 571
Diversity Index2 59
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 249
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 147
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 327 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 135 (41.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 114 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 78 (23.9%)
Median Home Value $85,000
Average Home Value $95,000
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $35,557
Average Household Income $41,016
Per Capita Income $19,334
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.36% 0.41%
Households 0.62% 0.56%
Families 1.21% 0.54%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.27%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 556 25th
Population Density1 # 416 44th
Diversity Index2 # 185 75th
Median Household Income # 495 33rd
Per Capita Income # 450 39th

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