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Aurora is a city in Marion County, in the Salem metro area.
The community was named for the daughter of Dr. William Keil, settler
The latitude of Aurora is 45.231N. The longitude is -122.754W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 157 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 657.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Aurora demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Marion County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Salem area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 97002 ZIP code.
27% of Aurora residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $24,839, compared with $21,587 nationally.
41% of Aurora residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Aurora, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $618. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,513.
Marion County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Aurora political report.
The average commute time for Aurora workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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