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Aurora is a city in Portage County, in the Akron metro area.

The community was named for the daughter of Major Amos Spafford, a visitor, and also because settlers hoped for the "dawn of a new day"

The latitude of Aurora is 41.317N. The longitude is -81.345W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,132 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,270.


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Median household income
Local
$70,998
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Aurora demographic reports
Aurora is on branch of the Chagrin River
Farming community until the 1960s, when it was suburbanized by outward expansion from Akron and Cleveland
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 0. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Anne Heche, actress
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Tinker's Creek State Nature Preserve
Aurora attractions: Six Flags Ohio
Historic sites and museums: Aurora Historical Museum

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Ancestry & family history

20% of Aurora residents report German ancestry, and 13% 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 $35,537, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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41% 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 Center Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Aurora, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $890.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,490.


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Libraries in Aurora include Aurora Memorial Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Aurora include Aurora Advocate

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Portage County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Aurora political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Aurora workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Aurora between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Aurora include Aurora Inn, Bertram Inn & Conference Center, Walden Country Inn & Suites.

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