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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,473
Male Share of the Population45.8%
Female Share of the Population54.2%
Senior Citizens15.2%
Employed Population 16+3,242
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married47.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.5%
Median Earnings25+$25,305
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,387
Median Earnings With High School Degree$19,977

Wealth

Median Family Income$43,031
% Above Poverty Level83.6%
% Below Poverty Level16.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone34.7%
Median Gross Rent$668
Median House Value$76,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27%
German26.3%
Irish18.2%
English6.1%
French Except Basque2.6%
Polish1.1%
Italian1%
Scottish0.7%
Ukrainian0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Dutch0.3%
Russian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Welsh0.1%
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Aurora Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lawrence County
Standard Zip Codes65605
Phone Area Codes417
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude36.96
Approximate Longitude-93.72

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)

StationMT VERNON M U SW CTR
Distance11.3 miles
Jan Temp18 to 42 F
Apr Temp42 to 67 F
Jul Temp65 to 90 F
Oct Temp43 to 71 F
Annual Precip45.3 inches
StationMONETT 4 SW
Distance15.5 miles
Jan Temp22 to 41 F
Apr Temp45 to 67 F
Jul Temp68 to 88 F
Oct Temp47 to 69 F
Annual Precip44.9 inches
StationGALENA 1 SW
Distance17.5 miles
Jan Temp20 to 43 F
Apr Temp42 to 69 F
Jul Temp65 to 89 F
Oct Temp44 to 71 F
Annual Precip45 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Billings1,007$50,833
Crane1,871$38,600
Freistatt144$39,063
Marionville2,296$34,712
Mount Vernon4,525$46,426
Verona586$34,821

Aurora Hospitals

Mercy Hospital Aurora
(Non-profit)
500 Porter Avenue
(417) 678-2122

Aurora Public Schools

Aurora High
305 West Prospect St
(417) 678-3355
High
Total Enrollment 593
Aurora Jr. High
500 West Olive
(417) 678-3630
Middle
Total Enrollment 340
Pate Early Childhood Ctr.
400 Terrace Dr
(417) 678-1552
Primary
Total Enrollment 520
Robinson Elem.
1034 South Lincoln Ave
(417) 678-7436
Primary
Total Enrollment 297
Robinson Intermediate
1044 South Lincoln Ave
(417) 678-5651
Middle
Total Enrollment 352

Aurora Private Schools

Aurora Christian Academy K-12
17818 Lawrence 2200
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 15
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