Profile for East Aurora, New York, NY
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East Aurora is a village in Erie County, in the Buffalo-Cheektowaga metro area.
The latitude of East Aurora is 42.767N. The longitude is -78.613W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 919 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,493.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our East Aurora demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Lower Village
· Upper Village
Elbert Hubbard founded a crafts colony called the Roycrofters, which made pottery, copper and iron products, leather goods and other crafts that sold well across the country. Hubbard died in the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915.
East Aurora is 98 miles west of Aurora, NY.
Well-known residents have included:
· President Millard Fillmore
Local festivals include:
- Toyfest - Aug. 24-26, 2007
- Roycroft Winter Festival - Dec. 1-2, 2007
Dates often change. Check East Aurora web sites and events links in the sections below.
East Aurora attractions: Vidler's 5 & 10 store
Historic sites and museums: Aurora Historical Museum, Roycroft Museum, Toy Town Museum, Millard Fillmore Museum, Explore & More, Roycroft Campus
Colleges and universities:
Christ the King Seminary
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
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Sections below provide additional information and links about East Aurora demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Erie County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Buffalo-Niagara Falls area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 14052 ZIP code.
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Ancestry & family history
28% of East Aurora residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the East Aurora ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in East Aurora was $22,753, compared with $21,587 nationally.
38% of East Aurora residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
East Aurora festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Toyfest - A
- Roycroft Winter Festival - D
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in East Aurora include Roycroft Campus ... View historic districts
Median rent in East Aurora, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $466. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,230.
Libraries in East Aurora include Aurora Town Public Library ... View libraries
Erie County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our East Aurora political report.
The average commute time for East Aurora workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in East Aurora include Roycroft Inn.
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