Aurora, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Aurora, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Aurora had a population of 546 as of July 1, 2017. 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 (GNIS ID: 2405186) 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 Town of Aurora is located within Township of Richland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Beaufort 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Aurora: Betty Town.

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Aurora, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 546
Daytime Population: Workers 257
Daytime Population: Residents 338
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 595
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 546
Population in Familes 410
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 588
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $46,405
Average Household Income $56,939
Per Capita Income $26,054


Total Housing Units 335 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 135 (40.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 118 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 (24.5%)
Median Home Value $135,833
Average Home Value $198,148


Total Households 253
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 148
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.68% 0.69%
Households 0.67% 0.7%
Families 0.97% 0.53%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   3.81%

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, 2017 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 # 551 26th
Population Density # 407 45th
Diversity Index # 188 75th
Median Household Income # 266 64th
Per Capita Income # 240 68th

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