Aurora, SD Population

By | June 28, 2019

Population: 500. Estimated population in 2021: 458 (-8.4% change)
Males: 259 (51.8%), Females: 241 (48.2%)

Brookings County

Zip code: 57002

Median resident age: 33.4 years
Median household income: $38,456
Median house value: $71,400

Races in Aurora:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.0%)
  • American Indian (2.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (57.2%), Norwegian (22.0%), Irish (11.2%), Dutch (9.2%), English (6.0%), Swedish (6.0%).

Elevation: 1625 feet

Land area: 0.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Aurora

  • High school or higher: 94.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 19.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Aurora town

  • Never married: 24.5%
  • Now married: 63.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

0.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -120 (-19.4%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Aurora:

  • BROOKINGS HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; BROOKINGS, SD)
  • FLANDREAU MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL-CAH (about 18 miles; FLANDREAU, SD)
  • HENDRICKS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; HENDRICKS, MN)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Aurora:

  • BROOKINGS MUNI (about 10 miles; BROOKINGS, SD; Abbreviation: BKX)
  • JOE FOSS FIELD (about 50 miles; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Abbreviation: FSD)
  • WATERTOWN MUNI (about 54 miles; WATERTOWN, SD; Abbreviation: ATY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Aurora:

  • FLANDREAU MUNI (about 21 miles; FLANDREAU, SD; Abbreviation: 4P3)
  • ARLINGTON MUNI (about 31 miles; ARLINGTON, SD; Abbreviation: 3A9)
  • CLEAR LAKE MUNI (about 34 miles; CLEAR LAKE, SD; Abbreviation: 5H3)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Aurora:

  • SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; BROOKINGS, SD; Full-time enrollment: 7,353)
  • SOUTHWEST STATE UNIVERSITY (about 65 miles; MARSHALL, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,405)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA (about 103 miles; VERMILLION, SD; Full-time enrollment: 6,014)
  • RIDGEWATER COLLEGE (about 128 miles; WILLMAR, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,711)
  • WESTERN IOWA TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 135 miles; SIOUX CITY, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,639)
  • NORTH DAKOTA STATE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE (about 137 miles; WAHPETON, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,176)
  • WAYNE STATE COLLEGE (about 144 miles; WAYNE, NE; Full-time enrollment: 3,026)

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