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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,209
Male Share of the Population44.7%
Female Share of the Population55.3%
Senior Citizens19.1%
Employed Population 16+2,951
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married53.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher49.9%
Median Earnings25+$45,858
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,833

Wealth

Median Family Income$82,167
% Above Poverty Level92.3%
% Below Poverty Level7.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone27.5%
Median Gross Rent$755
Median House Value$180,000

Ancestry

German37.7%
Irish21.8%
English18.5%
Italian14.9%
Polish11.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)5.9%
French Except Basque4.1%
Scottish2.7%
Dutch1.3%
Swedish1.2%
Hungarian1.2%
Slovak1.1%
Norwegian0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Russian0.7%
Ukrainian0.7%
Austrian0.7%
Lithuanian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Danishn0.4%
Trinidad Tobago0.3%
Czech0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Arab0.2%
Romanian0.1%
Greek0.1%
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East Aurora Almanac

CategoryValue
County Erie County
Standard Zip Codes14052
Phone Area Codes585,716
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.76
Approximate Longitude-78.61

East 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)

StationWALES
Distance5.1 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp33 to 53 F
Jul Temp57 to 77 F
Oct Temp38 to 58 F
Annual Precip42.4 inches
StationARCADE
Distance19.1 miles
Jan Temp14 to 31 F
Apr Temp33 to 56 F
Jul Temp56 to 80 F
Oct Temp39 to 59 F
Annual Precip42.5 inches
StationGOWANDA CORRECTIONAL
Distance25.5 miles
Jan Temp15 to 32 F
Apr Temp33 to 57 F
Jul Temp60 to 81 F
Oct Temp41 to 61 F
Annual Precip38.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Depew15,325$64,246
Holland3,386$72,743
Lackawanna17,992$41,960
Lancaster42,725$87,088
North Boston2,915$70,789
Orchard Park29,521$108,906

East Aurora Public Libraries

Aurora Town Public Library
550 MAIN STREET
East Aurora, New York
(716) 652-4440

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East Aurora Public Schools

East Aurora High School
1003 Center St
ZIP: 14052
(716) 687-2505
High
Total Enrollment 615
East Aurora Middle School
430 Main St
ZIP: 14052
(716) 687-2453
Middle
Total Enrollment 589
Parkdale Elementary School
141 Girard Ave
ZIP: 14052
(716) 687-2352
Primary
Total Enrollment 578
Wales Primary School
4650 Woodchuck Rd
ZIP: 14052
(716) 652-3000
Primary
Total Enrollment 256

East Aurora Private Schools

East Aurora Montessori School
46 Grey St
ZIP: 14052
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Immaculate Conception School
510 Oakwood Ave
ZIP: 14052
Elementary
Total Enrollment 210
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