Profile for Aurora, New York, NY
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Aurora is a village in Cayuga County, in the Auburn metro area.
The community was named for the Roman goddess of the dawn
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Aurora. For links to other places called Aurora, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Aurora is 42.753N. The longitude is -76.702W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 413 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 719.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Aurora demographic reports
Aurora is on Cayuga Lake
Year founded: 1837
Nearby Indian village, with large peach orchard, was destroyed by Sullivan's army in 1779
Aurora received national attention for the purchase of local properties by Pleasant Rowland, a wealthy alumna of Wells College. Rowland formed a foundation with the college to bolster the local economy
Well-known residents have included:
· Henry Wells, founder of American Express, Wells Fargo and Wells College
Nearby parks & recreation:
Long Point State Park
Aurora attractions: MacKenzie-Childs
Historic routes: Cayuga-Seneca Canal
Historic sites and museums: Howland Stone Store Museum
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There is a great deal of ground in the neighborhood (of Aurora) devoted to orchards, at present in all their glory, loaded with fruit. The coachman drove so near the trees close to the road, that we had as many apples as we chose to pull.
-- Three Years in North America
James Stuart, 1833
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Ancestry & family history
14% of Aurora residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Aurora ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Aurora was $17,526, compared with $21,587 nationally.
62% of Aurora residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Aurora include Aurora Village-Wells College Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Aurora, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $454. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $989.
Libraries in Aurora include Aurora Free Library ... View libraries
Cayuga County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Aurora political report.
The average commute time for Aurora workers is 11 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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“ There is a great deal of ground in the neighborhood (of Aurora) devoted to orchards, at present in all their glory, loaded with fruit. The coachman drove so near the trees close to the road, that we had as many apples as we chose to pull. ”
~ Three Years in North America
James Stuart, 1833
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