Aurora, Nebraska Population 2024

4,631

Aurora is a city located in Clay County and Hamilton County Nebraska. Aurora has a 2024 population of 4,631. It is also the county seat of Hamilton County. Aurora is currently declining at a rate of -0.17% annually and its population has decreased by -0.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,665 in 2020.

The average household income in Aurora is $80,717 with a poverty rate of 5.4%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Aurora is 39.2 years, 37.7 years for males, and 41.6 years for females.

Aurora Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Aurora was:

  • White: 95.58%
  • Two or more races: 3.63%
  • Other race: 0.62%
  • Black or African American: 0.15%
  • Native American: 0.02%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,412.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.73% (-34)
The current population of Aurora, Nebraska is 4,631 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,665.

Aurora, Nebraska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,45095.58%
Two or more races1693.63%
Other race290.62%
Black or African American70.15%
Native American10.02%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Aurora Population by Race

Aurora Population Pyramid 2024

Aurora Median Age

39.2

Total

37.7

Male

41.6

Female

Aurora Adults

There are 3,320 adults, (989 of whom are seniors) in Aurora.

Aurora Age Dependency

99.7

Age Dependency Ratio

42.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

57.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Aurora Sex Ratio

Female2,39451.42%
Male2,26248.58%

Aurora Population by Age

Aurora Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,7742.5576.623.4
Married9893.2590.79.3
Non Family5261.095347
Female2162.9764.435.6
Male432.331000

3.16

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

76.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Aurora Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade90.3%
9th to 12th Grade451.5%
High School Graduate78025.94%
Some College1,04734.82%
Associates Degree44214.7%
Bachelors Degree38812.9%
Graduate Degree2969.84%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Aurora Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Aurora Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,8982,864673
Hispanic694911
2+ Races64580

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 98.83%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 23.22%.

Aurora Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$47,766$69,120$34,408
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$45,833$54,605$0
Some College$39,732$70,152$33,618
Bachelors Degree$65,294$89,135$32,194
Graduate Degree$78,000$68,906$87,656

$47,766

Average Earnings

$69,120

Average Male

$34,408

Average Female

Aurora Earnings by Educational Attainment

Aurora Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Aurora Language

99.09% of Aurora residents speak only English, while 0.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.91% of the population.

Aurora Language

Aurora Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,3011463.39%
Multiple1587144.94%
Other2828100%
Hispanic1172823.93%

5.4%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.79%

Male Poverty Rate

8.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Aurora

The race most likely to be in poverty in Aurora is Other, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Aurora is White, with 3.39% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.33%.

Aurora Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School12.31%
Less Than 9th Grade5%
Some College2.44%
Bachelors or Greater0.15%

Aurora Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed2.71%
Male Unemployed1.14%
Male Employed0.69%
Female Unemployed0%

Aurora Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Aurora Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$66,328$80,717
Families$76,204$94,581
Married Families$111,635$-999,999,999
Non Families$36,316$46,933

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Aurora Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

57.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.6%

Male Marriage Rate

52.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Aurora Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Aurora Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Aurora Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Aurora Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

368

Number of Veterans

335

Male Veterans

33

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War126
Vietnam96
First Gulf War95
Korea56
World War II0

Aurora Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+157
35 to 5489
18 to 3453
65 to 7436
55 to 6433

Aurora Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White36811.31%
Hispanic1115.71%

Aurora Veterans by Race

Aurora Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Aurora Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.4%

Labor Force Participation

60.9%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Aurora Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Aurora Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Aurora Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

80.35%

Born in Aurora

99.79%

Native Born

0.21%

Foreign Born

0.02%

Non Citizen

0.19%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.79% of Aurora residents were born in the United States, with 80.35% having been born in Nebraska. 0.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Aurora Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,588-9-0.2%
20284,597-8-0.17%
20274,605-9-0.2%
20264,614-8-0.17%
20254,622-9-0.19%
20244,631-8-0.17%
20234,639-9-0.19%
20224,648100.22%
20214,638-27-0.58%
20204,6651393.07%
20194,526270.6%
20184,499190.42%
20174,480120.27%
20164,46890.2%
20154,45960.13%
20144,453-9-0.2%
20134,462310.7%
20124,431-18-0.4%
20114,449-36-0.8%
20104,4852606.15%
20004,22541510.89%
19903,810932.5%
19803,71753716.89%
19703,18060423.45%
19602,576-139-5.12%
19302,715-247-8.34%
19202,96233212.62%
19102,63000%
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Aurora Population by Year