Aurora, South Dakota Population 2022

966
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Aurora is a city located in Brookings County South Dakota. Aurora has a 2020 population of 966. Aurora is currently growing at a rate of 4.77% annually and its population has increased by 79.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 538 in 2010.

The average household income in Aurora is $79,711 with a poverty rate of 3.91%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $708 per month, and the median house value is $161,700. The median age in Aurora is 31.7 years, 31.8 years for males, and 31.5 years for females.

Aurora Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Aurorawas:

  • White: 95.08%
  • Two or more races: 3.66%
  • Native American: 0.76%
  • Black or African American: 0.51%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Aurora, South Dakota is 966 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 966.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 538.

Aurora, South Dakota Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White75395.08%
Two or More Races293.66%
American Indian and Alaska Native60.76%
Black or African American40.51%
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Aurora Population by Race

Aurora Population Pyramid $2022

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Aurora Median Age

31.7


Total

31.8


Male

31.5


Female

Aurora Adults

There are 571 adults, (96 of whom are seniors) in Aurora.

Aurora Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

20.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Aurora Sex Ratio

Female

417

52.65%

Male

375

47.35%

Aurora Population by Age

Aurora Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Aurora Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family66.4%33.6%
Male69.2%30.8%
All77.7%22.3%
Female77.8%22.2%
Married85.1%14.9%

77.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Aurora Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3322.3977.7
Married1943.0185.1
Non Family1161.2466.4
Male133.3169.2
Female92.3377.8

2.96

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

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Aurora Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade20.37%
9th to 12th Grade193.53%
High School Graduate14627.09%
Some College9116.88%
Associates Degree12823.75%
Bachelors Degree12322.82%
Graduate Degree305.57%
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Aurora Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Aurora Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White509488137
2+ Races13137
Hispanic999
Native American44
Black44

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 100.00%.

Aurora Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,492$47,885$37,545
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$39,485$41,597$35,938
Some College$41,071$70,357$35,357
Bachelors Degree$43,472$45,625$39,773
Graduate Degree$61,458$53,750$61,979

$41,492

Average Earnings

$47,885

Average Male

$37,545

Average Female

Aurora Earnings by Educational Attainment

Aurora Language by Age

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Aurora Language

96.73% of Aurora residents speak only English, while 3.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.42% of the population.

Aurora Language

Aurora Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White725212.90%
Hispanic40615.00%
Black44100.00%
OtherNaN%

3.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.00%

Male Poverty Rate

3.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Aurora

The race most likely to be in poverty in Aurora is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.95%.

Aurora Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.57%
Some College4.11%
High School2.05%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Aurora Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed2.36%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed0.00%

Aurora Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Aurora Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$76,250$79,711
Families$87,500$84,556
Married Families$91,500-
Non Families$47,500$69,653
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Income by Household Type

Aurora Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

65.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

71.5%

Male Marriage Rate

60.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Aurora Married by Age and Sex

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Aurora Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Aurora Marital Status by Race

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Aurora Marital Status

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104

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War42
Second Gulf War26
Vietnam21
Korea3
World War II

Aurora Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5455
65 to 7421
18 to 3414
75+9
55 to 645

Aurora Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White10418.91%
Hispanic947.37%

Aurora Veterans by Race

Aurora Veterans by Education

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5.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Aurora Veterans by Education

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81.4%

Labor Force Participation

80.4%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Aurora Employment by Age

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Aurora Employment by Race

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Aurora Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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51.52%

Born in Aurora

99.12%

Native Born

0.88%

Foreign Born

0.38%

Non Citizen

0.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.12% of Aurora residents were born in the United States, with 51.52% having been born in South Dakota. 0.38% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Aurora Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2022966444.77%
2021922445.01%
2020878445.28%
2019834445.57%
20187908411.90%
2017706314.59%
2016675284.33%
2015647284.52%
2014619172.82%
2013602244.15%
2012578223.96%
2011556183.35%
20105380.00%

Aurora Population by Year