Aurora, situated in Stokes County, is a small town made up of .6 square miles.
June 7, 2017
The town was founded in 1851 and was known as Crawford for roughly a year between 1851 and 1852.
The town was known to have housed and supported the Confederate Army during the Civil War.
The median resident age in Aurora is 38 years. The median estimated household income is about $47,000 making it about $1,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $18,000.
The average price for a home in Aurora is about $110,000 (2015) which is $50,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $800 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Aurora is 89% White, 6% Black, and 5% Other. 86% of the population are high school graduates, with 34% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 33% are married, 15% are divorced, 0% are separated, 4% are widowed, leaving 48% that have never been married.
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Aurora belongs to Stokes County in the northern part of North Carolina. The county, named after John Stokes, is part of the Winston-Salem, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Stokes County has a population of 47,000 and the city Danbury, with a population of 200, is the county seat.
In 1789, Stokes County was formed from a part of Surry County. Half of Stokes County became Forsyth County in 1849. The Moratock Iron Furnace, located close to Danbury, was used during the Civil War for the Confederacy.
Stokes County borders Rockingham, Forsyth, Surry, Patrick (Virginia), and Henry (Virginia) counties.
Stokes County is made up of 456 square miles. 449 of which is land with the remaining 7 as water.
The population of Aurora, NC is about 200. The population has been steadily increasing since 2000.
The elevation of Aurora, NC is 820 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Aurora, NC is 27016.
The area code for Aurora, NC is 336.
Historically speaking Aurora and Stokes County have voted mostly Republican, with 70% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.
As of 2010, 65% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 33% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.
The unemployment rate for Aurora is about 5% (2015), making it equal to the state average of around 5%.
Manufacturing and mining make nearly 60% of the most common industries in the town.