Text Box: Aurora, MO Chamber of Commerce
121 E. Olive/PO Box 257
Aurora, MO  65605

Contact: Shannon Walker
Chamber Phone 417-678-4150
Chamber Fax     417-678-1387
Email: auroracoc@mo-net.com

Community Profile

Population

                      2007      2000       1990  
City           7,377       7,014        6,459 
County    38,845     35,204      30,236

Government

Missouri Senate District: 29
Missouri House District: 132
U.S. Congressional District: 7

Type of Government: Manager/Council
City Manager Tony Stonecypher: (417) 678-5121

Zoning: City: Y County: N
Subdivision ordinance with design standards: Y
Industrial Development Authority with Bonding: Y

City Personnel

Fire Department: Full Time: 5
Volunteer: 25
Fire Insurance Rating: Inside City: 5
Outside City: 8
Police Department: Full Time: 16
County: 18
Disposal Services: Private

Taxes

Assessed value of real estate property: $52,529,570

 

Basic property tax levy for latest year:
(per $100 assessed value)
City                           $ .5109
County                     $  .1170
State                        $  .03
School                     $3.6963
Other                        $  .4791
Sales Tax:
City – 2.000%
State – 4.225%
County – 1.500%
Total – 7.725%

Local Development Organizations

 

Economic Development
  Aurora Economic Development

Contact: Tony Stonecypher – 417-678-5121 ext 27

  Aurora Area Chamber of Commerce
 
  Contact: Shannon Walker      (417) 678-4150

Aurora is a participating City in the:
  
Missouri Community Betterment Program 
***Government***
Missouri Senate District: 29
Missouri House District: 132
U.S. Congressional District: 7
Type of Government: Manager/Council
City Manager Rick Tony Stonecypher
(417) 678-5121
Zoning: City: Y County: N
Subdivision ordinance with design standards: Y
Industrial Development Authority with Bonding: Y
City Personnel
Fire Department: Full Time: 5
Volunteer: 25
Fire Insurance Rating: Inside City: 5
Outside City: 8
Police Department: Full Time: 21
County: 18
Disposal Services: Private

Commercial Service

Churches:
Protestant 29
Catholic 1

Shopping Centers: 5

Public Library: 1

 

Text Box: Financial
Financial                Number Assets
Banks:    5             $182,700,000

Communication

 

City of Aurora- Sewer
2 W. Pleasant/PO Box 30
Aurora, MO 65605
417-678-5121
www.aurora-cityhall.org
Empire District Electric
703 W. Olive
Aurora, MO 65605
1-800-206-2300
Missouri Gas Energy
Jim Carrier
207 Pine/PO Box 20
Monett, MO 65708
417-236-3214

 

Climate

Temperature

Coldest month: January
Average maximum temperature 55 F (12 C)
Average minimum temperature 24 F (-4 C)

Hottest month: July
Average maximum temperature 87 F (30 C)
Average minimum temperature 59 F (15 C)

Precipitation
Driest month: January
Normal: 1.6 inches

Wettest month: June
Normal: 5.5 inches

Annual average: 42.9 inches

Transportation

 

Rail

Railroads serving community:
Burlington Northern, Union Pacific
Number of freight stops per day: 22
Freight stops on demand: Yes
Distance to nearest piggy back service: 30 miles

Air
Nearest public airport:
Jerry Sumners, Sr. Municipal Airport (1 mile from city)
Longest runway: 3,000 feet x 60 Feet
Surface: Paved
Private aircraft storage available: Yes
Aircraft maintenance available: Yes
Fuel available: Yes
Aircraft rental and instruction: yes
Laser grade testing center: Yes
Nearest Commercial air transportation: 30 miles
WI-FI- Yes
Nearest air freight service: 30 miles

Commercial airport serving city:
Springfield Regional, Springfield, MO (30 miles)

Motor Carrier

Package delivery service: Yes

Highways serving city:
US Highway 60 (east-west)
MO Highway 39 (north-south)

Distance to nearest interstate: 11 miles
Distance to nearest 4 lane highway: 16 miles

Motor freight carriers:
Boomerang Transportation
Roadway Trucking
Burlington Northern
Yellow Freight

Distance to major metropolitan areas:
City Miles Days by Railroad Days by Motor Freight
Atlanta 670 4 2
Boston 1,444 5 4
Chicago 526 2 1
Dallas 397 2 0
Denver 720 3 2
Detroit 785 3 2
Indianapolis 475 3 2
Kansas City 185 1 0
Los Angeles 1,605 6 4
Memphis 301 2 0
Minneapolis 591 4 3
New Orleans 675 4 2
New York 1,216 5 3
St. Louis 241 1 0
Seattle 2,301 7 5
0=overnight/same day

Recreational Facilities



Facilities in the city

Public swimming pools: 1
Public tennis courts: 6
Public parks: 6
Gym: 1
Private Golf course: 1 (2 miles)
Nearest public access lake or river: 30 miles

 

Special facilities or attractions
Nearest public access lake or river: 30 miles Special facilities or attractions:
Activities allowed: Silver Dollar City, Branson, MO
Swimming Table Rock Lake
Fishing Roaring River State Park
Motor boating Bass Pro Shop, Springfield, MO
Water skiing Wonders of Wildlife Museum, Springfield, MO
Hiking/Nature trails
Camping

Labor

 

County Lawrence
Name:
Civilian labor force 15,520
Total employment 13,157
Unemployed 682
Unemployment as percentage of work force (annual average) 4.4%
Miscellaneous manufacturing average wage $304
Non-manufacturing average wage $379

 

Major Employers

 

Aurora R-8 Schools 
(Elementary & secondary education)
300 Employees
Union: MSTA

St. John’s Hospital Aurora
(Acute care Hospital)
215 Employees
Union: None

Ag Forte, LLC
(Turkey Hatchery)
350 Employees
Union: None

MWM Dexter
(Commercial printer)
120 Employees
Union: None

Wal-Mart
(Discount department store)
250 Employees
Union: None

TT Group, Inc.
( Shoe manufacturing)
100 Employees
Union: None

Aurora Nursing Center
(Elderly Health Care)
95 Employees
Union: None

Price Cutter Supermarket
(Grocery Chain)
60 Employees
Union: None

City of Aurora
(Municipal government)
60 Employees
Union: None

AFB International 
(Dog Food Flavors)
60 Employees
Union: None

Luggage Works/Logo Solutions
(Airline Luggage/Embroidery)
45 Employees
Union: None

Division of Family Services
(State government)
40 Employees
Union: None

Damar World Wide Forty, LLC
(Lighting Distribution)
34 Employees
Union: None

Tyson Feed Mill 
(Feed manufacturing)
30 Employees
Union: None

Stoops, Mfg., Inc.
(Leather Briefcases, etc.)
28 Employees
Union: None

Dave’s Custom Woodworking
(Cabinets)
26 Employees
Union: None

Service Vending Company
(Specialty Vending)
25 Employees
Union: None

MFA Milling
(Feeds)
21 Employees
Union: None