Aurora Center, SD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Aurora Center, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The Aurora Center Census Designated Place had a population of 12 as of July 1, 2017. Aurora Center ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Aurora Center is located at latitude 43.5272 and longitude -98.5895 in Aurora County. The formal boundaries for the Aurora Center Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Aurora County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,647 feet.

The Aurora Center Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393323) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Aurora Center Census Designated Place is located within Township of Center, a minor civil division (MCD) of Aurora County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Aurora Center population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 12
Daytime Population: Workers 2
Daytime Population: Residents 5
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.58
Population in Households 12
Population in Familes 10
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 278
Diversity Index3 0


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $42,133
Per Capita Income $24,826


Total Housing Units 12 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5 (41.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1 ( 8.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 (50.0%)
Median Home Value $75,000
Average Home Value $85,000


Total Households 6
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 4
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 0.0% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 10.03% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

Aurora Center, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Aurora Center to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota 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 # 376 4th
Population Density # 251 36th
Diversity Index # 373 0th
Median Household Income # 201 49th
Per Capita Income # 282 28th

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