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Aurora, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Aurora had a population of 7,755 as of July 1, 2016. Aurora ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Aurora is located at latitude 36.968 and longitude -93.7196 in Lawrence County. The formal boundaries for the City of Aurora (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Lawrence County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,401 feet.

The City of Aurora (GNIS ID: 2394034) 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 Aurora, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lawrence 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, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,755
Population in Households 7,690
Population in Familes 6,146
Population in Group Qrtrs 65
Population Density1 1,303
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 3,002
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 1,944
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,466 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,897 (54.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,105 (31.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 464 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $81,916
Average Home Value $98,130


Median Household Income $32,691
Average Household Income $44,743
Per Capita Income $17,629
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.52% 0.17%
Households 0.29% 0.04%
Families 0.01% -0.05%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
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, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Aurora to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri 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 # 111 89th
Population Density1 # 221 79th
Diversity Index2 # 142 86th
Median Household Income # 830 20th
Per Capita Income # 841 19th

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