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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Aurora demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Portage County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Akron area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 44202 ZIP code.
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.
41% of Aurora residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Aurora include Aurora Center Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Aurora, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $890. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,490.
Libraries in Aurora include Aurora Memorial Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Aurora include Aurora Advocate
Portage 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 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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