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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    C-
Aurora is a town in Texas with a population of 1,539. Aurora is in Wise County. Living in Aurora offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Aurora and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Aurora are highly rated.
About Aurora...
Population
1,539

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$232,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,154
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Aurora Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    18%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Aurora

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$65,500
National
$55,322
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Aurora Reviews

3 reviews
We have lived in Aurora for twelve years, and have found it to be a great place to live and raise a family. We were pleased with our child’s experience in the Northwest Independent School District. While one must travel about twenty to thirty minutes in order to reach major stores and restaurants, the cost - for us - has been worth it. Aurora is a safe and peaceful community, with much open space remaining.
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Living in Aurora, we have a small population, but many of us are close like family. Where I live is not in the city, but it is not completely country, we all live fairly close to each other. In the morning trying to get from Derting road, which is the road that I live on, onto Highway 114 is a huge hassle, because there are so many cars going by, that it takes forever to get on the highway, causing me to be lat many of times. If i could chose where I would live again, I love where I live, but there must isn't enough space, or privacy. This community watches each other's children, animals, and houses, so the safety rate is very high, but when it comes to wanting some privacy, everyone can always see what each other are doing.
The safety ratings here are great, the police are very reliable, and the station is close in town to be convenient to everyone. Also everyone is so close that we keep an eye out for each other. The Aurora Baptist Church, which is the church that I attend across the street from my house, has a wonderful security team who is always on the look out, and keeps everyone very safe.