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Overview

Introduction to Aurora, Ohio

Aurora, Ohio, in Portage county, is 18 miles NE of Akron, Ohio (center to center) and 22 miles SE of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is considered part of the Akron metropolitan area.

Aurora History

The development of modern day Aurora began around 1799. At that time, it was part of the Connecticut Western Reserve. A former Revolutionary War soldier, Capt. Ebenezer Sheldon, was the first white man to settle in this area. He built the first log cabin with the help of Elias Harmon. The Cleveland-Warren Road was constructed in 1802. The village of Aurora was incorporated in 1929 and Lee Gould became its first mayor. It was reincorporated as a city in 1971.

Aurora and Nearby Attractions

  • Tinker's Creek State Nature Preserve
  • Six Flags Worlds of Adventure
  • South Chagrin Reservation
  • Aurora Historical Museum
  • Sea World Ohio
  • Liberty Park

Things To Do In Aurora

You can visit the Aurora Historical Society Museums while staying in the city of Aurora. The Geauga Lake and Wildwater Kingdom and Geauga Lake Park are worth visiting. You can also visit the Aurora Center Historic District. The Melco Lake, Walden Lake, Sunny Lake and Colebrook Lake are nearby.

Aurora Transportation

The nearest airport is Cuyahoga County Airport.

Aurora Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are offered by Kent State University - Main Campus, University of Akron - Main Campus, Case Western Reserve University, John Carroll University and several other colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,712
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens21%
Employed Population 16+7,582
Age of the Population48

Families

% of people married59.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher50.1%
Median Earnings25+$51,572
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,063
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,525

Wealth

Median Family Income$98,253
% Above Poverty Level94.8%
% Below Poverty Level5.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home6.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone29%
Median Gross Rent$1,461
Median House Value$241,800

Ancestry

German28.5%
Irish21.2%
Italian13.3%
English11.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.6%
Polish9.3%
Hungarian4.8%
Scottish3.1%
Russian3.1%
French Except Basque2.5%
Slovak2.2%
Slovene1.8%
Czech1.7%
Welsh1.6%
Ukrainian1.5%
Swiss1.1%
Dutch1%
Austrian0.7%
Swedish0.7%
Finnish0.6%
Greek0.6%
Albanian0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
African0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
South African0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Arab0.1%
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Aurora Almanac

CategoryValue
County Portage County
Standard Zip Codes44202
Phone Area Codes440,234,330
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.31
Approximate Longitude-81.34

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)

StationHIRAM
Distance10.2 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp60 to 80 F
Oct Temp40 to 60 F
Annual Precip41.9 inches
StationAKRON
Distance18.5 miles
Jan Temp20 to 34 F
Apr Temp40 to 60 F
Jul Temp64 to 84 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip36 inches
StationCHARDON
Distance20.2 miles
Jan Temp14 to 32 F
Apr Temp34 to 56 F
Jul Temp58 to 80 F
Oct Temp39 to 60 F
Annual Precip47.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chagrin Falls4,056$114,095
Glenwillow1,129$104,792
Mantua1,153$73,021
Reminderville3,862$77,019
Streetsboro16,224$69,524
Twinsburg18,851$95,574

Aurora Public Schools

Aurora High School
109 W Pioneer Trl
ZIP: 44202
(330) 562-3501
High
Total Enrollment 990
Craddock Elementary School
105 Hurd Rd
ZIP: 44202
(330) 562-3175
Primary
Total Enrollment 371
Harmon Middle School
130 Aurora Hudson Rd
ZIP: 44202
(330) 562-3375
Middle
Total Enrollment 689
Leighton Elementary School
121 Aurora Hudson Rd
ZIP: 44202
(330) 562-2209
Primary
Total Enrollment 624
Miller Elementary School
646 S Chillicothe Rd
ZIP: 44202
(330) 562-6199
Primary
Total Enrollment 236

Aurora Private Schools

Valley Christian Academy
1037 East Blvd
ZIP: 44202
Elementary
Total Enrollment 260
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