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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.

People

Total Population 15,663
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 19.8%
Employed Population 16+ 7,713
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 59.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 48.8%
Median Earnings25+ $49,640
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,941
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,730

Wealth

Median Family Income $94,413
% Above Poverty Level 97%
% Below Poverty Level 3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,407
Median House Value $245,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.3%
US/American 0.2%
English 11.1%
Irish 16.9%

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

Aurora Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles NE of Akron, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 22 miles SE of Cleveland, Ohio
County Portage
Standard Zip Codes 44202
Phone Area Codes 330
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.317
Longitude -81.345

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)

Station HIRAM
Distance 10.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 80 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 41.9 inches
Station AKRON
Distance 18.5 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
Station CHARDON
Distance 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 47.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chagrin Falls 4,083 $101,500
Glenwillow 1,010 $96,964
Mantua 1,248 $57,083

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

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AURORA HIGH SCHOOL
109 W PIONEER TRL
330-562-3501
Serves 867 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.1

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