Aurora, SD Profile: Facts & Data


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Aurora, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Town of Aurora had a population of 634 as of July 1, 2018. Aurora ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density 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 is located at latitude 44.2821 and longitude -96.6866 in Brookings County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Aurora (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Brookings County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,627 feet.

The Town of Aurora (GNIS ID: 1267273) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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Aurora, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 634
Population in Households 634
Population in Familes 510
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,386
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $64,912
Average Household Income $79,171
Per Capita Income $34,174


Total Housing Units 303 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 200 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 76 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $152,778
Average Home Value $198,507


Total Households 276
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 179
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 2.15% 2.2%
Households 2.07% 2.15%
Families 2.67% 1.93%
Median Household Income   3.72%
Per Capita Income   3.03%

Aurora, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Aurora to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 123 69th
Population Density # 41 90th
Diversity Index # 184 53rd
Median Household Income # 43 89th
Per Capita Income # 56 86th

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