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Aurora is a town in Brookings County, in the Brookings metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in South Dakota named Aurora. For links to other places called Aurora, SD, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Aurora is 44.282N. The longitude is -96.686W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,624 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 500.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Aurora demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Brookings County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 57002 ZIP code.
43% of Aurora residents report German ancestry, and 8% 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 $15,819, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% 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 $311. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $698.
Brookings 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 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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