Aurora is a town in Beaufort County, North Carolina. It falls within the Washington Metro Area. It has a total area of 1.0 square mile. 0.9 square mile of the area is land, and the rest is water.
Tourism and sailing are popular activities here. The town also has the popular Aurora Fossil Museum, and hosts an annual Aurora Fossil Festival. The Aurora Richland Chamber of Commerce oversees local businesses. The cost of living here is 15.60% lower than the country average.
The town gets 50 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation annually is 121. Snowfall is about an inch per year.