Aurora, Oregon

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Aurora, Oregon

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High Points

Aurora strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Oregon):

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Aurora Low Violent Crime
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Aurora Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Aurora Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Aurora People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Aurora Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Aurora College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 14% Aurora Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Aurora, Oregon

Comparing Aurora to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Oregon (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 9
Age of the Population 8 8
Racial Diversity 8 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 6
Senior Citizens 4 5
Female Share of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 8 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
College Educated Adults 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 5 3
Walking and Biking to Work 4 2
Public Transportation Use 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 5
People Living Alone 3 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 4 8

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Aurora Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles S of Beaverton, Oregon (center to center)
Nearest Large City 20 miles S of Portland, Oregon
County Marion
Standard Zip Codes 97002
Phone Area Codes 503
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.231
Longitude -122.754

Aurora Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.6 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 47 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 53 to 80 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 42.6 inches
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 46 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 54 to 79 F
Oct Temp 43 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39.9 inches
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 46 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 48 to 63 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches
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Aurora Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 655 100%
Male 336 51.3%
Female 319 48.7%
Under 18 160 24.4%
18+ 495 75.6%
65+ 86 13.1%
Median Age 40.7
Average Family Size 3.01
White 617 94.2%
African-American 3 0.5%
Asian 7 1.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.6%
Other 13 2%
Mixed Race 11 1.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 41 6.3%

Estimated Aurora Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 879
Growth 224
Growth % 34.2%

Aurora Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 30.6%
English 15%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.5%
Irish 9.6%
Scottish 7.3%
Norwegian 6.5%
French (except Basque) 3.1%
US/American 3.1%
Italian 2.3%
Welsh 1.9%
Russian 1.3%
Danish 1.2%
Dutch 1.2%
Greek 1%
Swedish 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Swiss 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
British 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Aurora 655 $65,556
Barlow 140 $46,250
Canby 12,790 $49,690
Donald 608 $50,227
Hubbard 2,483 $42,552
Wilsonville 13,991 $65,172
Woodburn 20,100 $36,730
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Aurora High Schools (2004)

20167 GRIM RD NE
Serves 552 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.4

Aurora Colleges

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