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Aurora, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Aurora Census Designated Place had a population of 190 as of July 1, 2015. Aurora ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Aurora is located at latitude 39.3254 and longitude -79.5546 in Preston County. The formal boundaries for the Aurora Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Preston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,644 feet.

The Aurora Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586756) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Aurora population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Aurora: Carmel, German Settlement, Mount Carmel, Old Town, West Union.

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Aurora, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 190
Population in Households 190
Population in Familes 161
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 90
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 83
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 60
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 98 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 68 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 (15.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $138,000
Average Home Value $158,456


Median Household Income $42,276
Average Household Income $49,856
Per Capita Income $20,786
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.07% -0.53%
Households -0.67% -0.49%
Families 2.39% -0.68%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Aurora, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Aurora to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 353 12th
Population Density1 # 390 3rd
Diversity Index2 # 307 24th
Median Household Income # 97 76th
Per Capita Income # 177 56th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.