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Overview

Introduction to Aurora, Missouri

Aurora, Missouri, in Lawrence county, is located 28 miles SW of Springfield, Missouri (center to center) and is 138 miles NE of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Aurora History

Initially, the city of Aurora constituted 40 acres of land which was bought by a former Union officer Stephen G. Elliott. By 1880, several developments took place in the city, including the manufacture of wagons and the construction of hospitals and churches. The first railroad was built in the area in 1872. The city published its first newspaper in the year 1899.

Aurora and nearby Attractions

  • Pea Ridge National Military Park
  • Wilson's Creek National Battlefield
  • Roaring River State Park
  • Table Rock State Park
  • General Sweeny's Museum

Things To Do In Aurora

The city of Aurora offers a variety of recreational facilities in the form of both parks and historic sites. The Pea Ridge National Military Park and Table Rock State Park are among the popular tourist haunts. The General Sweeny's Museum, which showcases artifacts relating to the history of the city, draws hordes of crowds. The Wilson's Creek National Battlefield is another major tourist attraction.

Aurora Transportation

Lambert-Saint Louis International Airport is close by.

Aurora Higher Education

Evangel University, Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, Missouri State University, and Ozarks Technical Community College are some of the nearby higher educational institutes.

People

Total Population 7,473
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 16.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,120
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 52.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.8%
Median Earnings25+ $26,244
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,981
Median Earnings With High School Degree $19,747

Wealth

Median Family Income $42,363
% Above Poverty Level 81.6%
% Below Poverty Level 18.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 31.2%
Median Gross Rent $643
Median House Value $78,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.6%
US/American 0%
English 9.3%
Irish 17.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Aurora Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles SW of Springfield, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 138 miles NE of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Lawrence
Standard Zip Codes 65605
Phone Area Codes 417
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.97
Longitude -93.717

Aurora Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MT VERNON M U SW CTR
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 42 F
Apr Temp 42 to 67 F
Jul Temp 65 to 90 F
Oct Temp 43 to 71 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches
Station MONETT 4 SW
Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 41 F
Apr Temp 45 to 67 F
Jul Temp 68 to 88 F
Oct Temp 47 to 69 F
Annual Precip 44.9 inches
Station GALENA 1 SW
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 43 F
Apr Temp 42 to 69 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 44 to 71 F
Annual Precip 45 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Aurora, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Jenkins (65605)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Billings 921 $53,036
Crane 2,022 $39,732
Freistatt 131 $37,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Aurora Hospitals

ST JOHNS HOSPITAL - AURORA
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
500 PORTER AVENUE
(417) 678-2122
Emergency Service: Yes

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AURORA HIGH
101 ROOSEVELT
417-678-3355
Serves 558 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

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