- Aurora, Oregon
official_name = Aurora, Oregon
imagesize = 280px
image_caption = An antique store in Aurora
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location in
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Marion
leader_name = Charles Donald
established_title = Incorporated
area_total_sq_mi = 0.4
area_total_km2 = 1.2
area_land_sq_mi = 0.4
area_land_km2 = 1.2
area_water_sq_mi = 0
area_water_km2 = 0
population_total = 655
population_density_km2 = 526.0
population_density_sq_mi = 1441.8
timezone = Pacific
utc_offset = -8
timezone_DST = Pacific
utc_offset_DST = -7
latd = 45 |latm = 13 |lats = 49 |latNS = N
longd = 122 |longm = 45 |longs = 19 |longEW = W
elevation_m = 41.45
elevation_ft = 136
website = http://www.ci.aurora.or.us
postal_code = 97002
area_code = 503
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 41-03300GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1117094GR|3
Aurora is a city in Marion County,
Oregon, United States. It was founded as a religious commune in 1856by Dr. William Keil who named it after his daughter. As of the 2000census, the city population was 655. It is part of the Salem Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Aurora is located at coor dms|45|13|49|N|122|45|19|W|city (45.230157, -122.755389)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.2 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 655 people, 250 households, and 186 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 1,441.8 people per square mile (562.0/km²). There were 262 housing units at an average density of 576.7/sq mi (224.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.20% White, 0.46% African American, 0.61% Native American, 1.07% Asian, 1.98% from other races, and 1.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.26% of the population.
There were 250 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.4% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.6% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.01.
In the city the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 105.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $55,938, and the median income for a family was $65,556. Males had a median income of $45,938 versus $29,444 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $24,839. None of the families and 1.6% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 7.5% of those over 64.
North Marion School Districthas a unique campus with four schools within walking distance: North Marion Primary School (grades Pre K-2), North Marion Intermediate School (grades 3-5), North Marion Middle School (grades 6-8), and North Marion High School (grades 9-12).
The 2006 election was the most heated election in the history of the town of Aurora. Bill Carr was running against Jenifer Strutz. Bill Carr had been the mayor for years before, and was keeping the antiquish feel to the city. Jenifer Strutz argued that things need to change while keeping the antiquish feel to the city. Jenifer Strutz won 230 votes, to 185 votes. [http://apps.co.marion.or.us/co/elections/results/NOVACC06.TXT]
2007 Recall Election
Once Jennifer Strutz was in office, she says she found audits that were five years old and still not completed. "It was a disaster," says Strutz. Strutz wanted to raise the taxes to get on top of things in the small town, but people began to turn away right then and there. Her efforts to remove the city's Chief of Police, Chris Conboy, further infuriated Aurora's citizens. They started a recall petition and got enough signatures to be able to have a special recall election. After the town's vote on November 20, Jenifer Strutz was recalled as mayor, losing 181 votes, to 176 votes. Charles Donald has taken over as temporary mayor of the city, until the next election. [ [http://www.co.marion.or.us/CO/elections/nov202007electionresults.htm Marion County Oregon - November 20, 2007 Recall - City of Aurora ] ]
Aurora State Airportis located one mile northwest of Aurora. The airport is owned by the State of Oregon and operated by the Oregon Department of Aviation. [http://www.airnav.com/airport/KUAO]
* [http://www.ci.aurora.or.us City of Aurora]
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