East Aurora is a village in Erie County, New York, United States, southeast of Buffalo. It lies in the eastern half of the town of Aurora. The village population was 6,236 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Buffalo–Niagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 2015, East Aurora was rated the third-best town to raise a family in New York State by Niche.. According to the National Council of Home Safety and Security, it is also among the safest places to live in New York State (ranked 27th, 2018).
East Aurora is located at 42°46′1″N 78°37′2″W / 42.76694°N 78.61722°W / 42.76694; -78.61722 (42.766809, -78.617121).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.5 km), all land.
Main Street in the village is U.S. Route 20A.
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,674 people, 2,596 households, and 1,728 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,653.8 people per square mile (1,026.5/km). There were 2,729 housing units at an average density of 1,085.3 per square mile (419.8/km).
There were 2,596 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the village, the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.5 males. Since 2012, there has been a boost in families with very young children.