Aurora, Kansas

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Aurora, Kansas
Location within Cloud County and Kansas
Location within Cloud County and Kansas
KDOT map of Cloud County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°27′6″N 97°31′49″W / 39.45167°N 97.53028°W / 39.45167; -97.53028Coordinates: 39°27′6″N 97°31′49″W / 39.45167°N 97.53028°W / 39.45167; -97.53028
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyCloud
Government
 • TypeMayor–Council
Area
 • Total0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)
 • Land0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,476 ft (450 m)
Population
 • Total60
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
58
 • Density600/sq mi (230/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67417
Area code785
FIPS code20-03425 [4]
GNIS feature ID0476002 [5]

Aurora is a city in Cloud County, Kansas, United States. In 2010, 60 people lived there.[6]

History[change | change source]

1915 Railroad Map of Cloud County

In 1887, Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway built a railroad from Neva (3 miles west of Strong City) through Aurora to Superior, Nebraska. In 1996, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway merged with Burlington Northern Railroad. It was renamed to the current BNSF Railway. Most locals still call this railroad the "Santa Fe".

Aurora was named by settlers who came from Aurora, Illinois.[7]

The first post office in Aurora was created in 1886. From 1886 until 1888, the post office was called St. Peter.[8]

Geography[change | change source]

Aurora is at 39°27′6″N 97°31′49″W / 39.45167°N 97.53028°W / 39.45167; -97.53028 (39.451641, -97.530396).[9] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.10 square miles (0.26 km2). All of it land and no water.[1]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910269
19202752.2%
1930256−6.9%
19402747.0%
1950221−19.3%
1960150−32.1%
1970120−20.0%
19801308.3%
1990101−22.3%
200079−21.8%
201060−24.1%
2016 (est.)58[3]−3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census reported 60 people, 24 households, and 17 families living in Aurora.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved July 31, 2011.
  7. Heim, Michael (2007). Exploring Kansas Highways. p. 79. ISBN 9780974435886.
  8. "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  9. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.

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