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Aurora, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Aurora had a population of 16,078 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Aurora is located at latitude 41.3015 and longitude -81.3325 in Portage County. The formal boundaries for the City of Aurora (see map below) encompass a land area of 22.91 sq. miles and a water area of 1.15 sq. miles. Portage County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,129 feet.

The City of Aurora (GNIS ID: 1086822) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Aurora: Aurora Center, Aurora Centre, Aurora Depot, Aurora Station, Howardsville, Howardville.

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


Total Population 16,078
Daytime Population: Workers 8,056
Daytime Population: Residents 8,021
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,077
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 15,807
Population in Familes 13,573
Population in Group Qrtrs 271
Population Density2 702
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $89,574
Average Household Income $119,307
Per Capita Income $46,104


Total Housing Units 6,537 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,801 (73.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,364 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 372 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $290,041
Average Home Value $336,805


Total Households 6,165
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 4,403
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 0.46% 0.46%
Households 0.33% 0.38%
Families 0.12% 0.25%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   2.09%

Aurora, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Aurora to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio 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 # 117 90th
Population Density # 906 26th
Diversity Index # 348 71st
Median Household Income # 61 95th
Per Capita Income # 62 95th

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