Aurora County

Aurora County, South Dakota

PO Box 366
Plankinton, SD 57368
Phone: (605) 942-7165
Fax: (605) 942-7170

In south-central SD, west of Sioux Falls; created Feb 22, 1879 and organized 1882 (prior to statehood) from land that had been parts of Hanson County (what was later Davison, Jerauld and Cragin counties). Name Origin: For the Roman goddess of dawn

Area (sq mi):: 712.53 (land 708.18; water 4.35) Population per square mile: 4.10
Population 2005: 2,901 State rank: 49 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.10%; 1990-2000 -2.50% Population 2000: 3,058 (White 95.10%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 2.10%; Asian 0.10%; Other 3.90%). Foreign born: 1.50%. Median age: 40.60
Income 2000: per capita $13,887; median household $29,783; Population below poverty level: 11.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,417-$28,178
Unemployment (2004): 3.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.20% Median travel time to work: 19.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 30.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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When the Cake family comes to Aurora County, Emma vows that she's going to resist all temptation to form new connections, since they just dissolve with a move, every time.
All facilities and programs are closed for the day -- no employees are to report." Schools in Aurora County were also closed.
Now the Cakes have come to Aurora County, and Emma has vowed that this time she is NOT going to get attached to anyone.