Aurora, South Dakota

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Aurora is a town in Brookings County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 500 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Aurora is located at 44°17′0″N 96°41′10″W / 44.283333°N 96.68611°W / 44.283333; -96.68611 (44.283215, -96.686048)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²), all of it land.

Aurora has been assigned the ZIP code 57002, and the FIPS place code 02780.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 500 people, 205 households, and 136 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,090.5 people per square mile (419.7/km²). There were 221 housing units at an average density of 482.0/sq mi (185.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.00% White, 1.40% Native American, and 0.60% from two or more races.

There were 205 households out of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 11.8% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 107.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $38,456, and the median income for a family was $43,500. Males had a median income of $26,953 versus $20,089 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,819. None of the families and 2.4% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 8.8% of those over 64.

Sports

The sole sports team in Aurora is the Aurora A's Baseball team, which plays in the Class B, Eastern Dakota League (EDL) of the South Dakota Amateur Baseball Association (SDABA) [2000-present]. The team, whose colors are black and gold, is sponsored by local businesses, Aurora Autobody and Lemke's Pub, as well as Bushnell Garage (of Bushnell, SD), Anderson Insurance, and The Sports Connection (both of Brookings, SD).

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