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Aurora is a city in Hamilton County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 4,479 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Hamilton County.HistoryIn 1861, David Millspaw became the first permanent settler in the area of what was to become Aurora. Hamilton County was formed in 1870.Aurora was laid out as a town in 1871 by David Stone who named it after his former hometown of Aurora, Illinois. The county seat was transferred from Orville City (an extinct town) to Aurora in 1876.GeographyAurora is located at . According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.91sqmi, of which, 2.90sqmi is land and 0.01sqmi is water. The average precipitation per year in Hamilton County during the years 1971 to 2000 was between 26 and 30 inches.Demographics2010 censusAt the 2010 census, there were 4,479 people, 1,781 households and 1,199 families in the city. The population density was 1544.5PD/sqmi. There were 1,939 housing units at an average density of 668.6/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 97.7% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.
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