Aurora, Texas

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Aurora is a city[3] in Wise County, Texas, United States. The population was 853 at the 2000 census.

Aurora was also a town in Jefferson County, Texas, near the mouth of Taylor Bayou on Sabine Lake. The present-day city of Port Arthur has occupied this site since about 1895, when Aurora became a ghost town.



Aurora is located at 33°3′30″N 97°30′58″W / 33.05833°N 97.51611°W / 33.05833; -97.51611 (33.058295, -97.516220).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 853 people, 312 households, and 245 families residing in the town. The population density was 264.2 people per square mile (102.0/km²). There were 332 housing units at an average density of 102.8/sq mi (39.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.49% White, 0.23% African American, 1.99% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 1.52% from other races, and 1.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.99% of the population.

There were 312 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.7% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.2% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.11.

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