Introduction to East Aurora, New York

East Aurora, New York, in Erie county, is 11 miles SE of Cheektowaga, New York and 15 miles SE of Buffalo, New York. East Aurora is part of the surrounding Buffalo-Niagara Falls metro area.

East Aurora History

East Aurora was founded in 1804, and officially incorporated in 1874. It was once the base for Fisher Price, the famous toy manufacturer. East Aurora is located in Erie County, which was established in 1821 out of Niagara County and consisted of lands extending from Tonawanda Creek to Cattaraugus Creek.

East Aurora and nearby Attractions

  • Aurora Historical Museum
  • Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
  • Beaver Island State Park
  • Buffalo Zoo
  • Martin's Fantasy Island
  • Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens

Things To Do In East Aurora

Nearby museums include the Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum, the Bennington Historical Society Museum and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Beaver Island State Park offers hunting, fishing, hiking and skiing opportunities. Martin's Fantasy Island and the Buffalo Zoo are accessible from East Aurora as well.

East Aurora Transportation

Buffalo Niagara International Airport is nearby.

East Aurora Higher Education

Local colleges include Erie Community College, Canisius College, D'youville College and SUNY College.


Total Population 6,251
Male Share of the Population 45.6%
Female Share of the Population 54.4%
Senior Citizens 19.2%
Employed Population 16+ 3,035
Age of the Population 45


% of people married 51.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 49%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $80,283
% Above Poverty Level 91.9%
% Below Poverty Level 8.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 6.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%


People Living Alone 28.9%
Median Gross Rent $725
Median House Value $175,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.5%
US/American 0%
English 19.6%
Irish 21.6%

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

East Aurora Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles SE of Cheektowaga, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 15 miles SE of Buffalo, New York
County Erie
Metro Area Buffalo - Niagara Falls
Standard Zip Codes 14052
Phone Area Codes 716
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.767
Longitude -78.613

East Aurora Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station WALES
Distance 5.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 57 to 77 F
Oct Temp 38 to 58 F
Annual Precip 42.4 inches
Station ARCADE
Distance 19.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 56 to 80 F
Oct Temp 39 to 59 F
Annual Precip 42.5 inches
Distance 25.5 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Depew 15,227 $63,322
Lackawanna 18,019 $43,435

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

East Aurora Public Libraries

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