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Aurora, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Aurora had a population of 15,968 as of July 1, 2016. Aurora ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

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, 2016.

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, 2016)


Total Population 15,968
Population in Households 15,697
Population in Familes 13,489
Population in Group Qrtrs 271
Population Density1 697
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 6,110
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 4,373
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,528 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,751 (72.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,359 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 418 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $285,905
Average Home Value $329,941


Median Household Income $85,178
Average Household Income $114,213
Per Capita Income $44,062
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.43% 0.46%
Households 0.24% 0.35%
Families 0.03% 0.22%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
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, 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, 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 # 117 90th
Population Density1 # 912 25th
Diversity Index2 # 361 70th
Median Household Income # 70 94th
Per Capita Income # 62 95th

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