Aurora is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Aurora Census Designated Place.
It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Preston County at latitude 39.3243 and longitude -79.5545. Preston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,644 feet.
The formal boundaries for the Aurora Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 2.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Aurora: Carmel, German Settlement, Mount Carmel, Old Town, West Union.Photos of the local Aurora, WV area
Also See: Aurora, WV ZIP Codes and ZIP Code Maps
|Population in Households||201|
|Population in Familes||170|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||0|
|Average Household Size||2.31|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||99 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||71 (71.7%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||16 (16.2%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||12 (12.1%)|
|Median Home Value||$136,905|
|Average Home Value||$155,822|
|Median Household Income||$45,882|
|Average Household Income||$52,095|
|Per Capita Income||$21,789|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.26%|
|Per Capita Income||1.32%|
The table below compares Aurora to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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.
|Total Population||# 349||13th|
|Population Density1||# 389||3rd|
|Diversity Index2||# 253||38th|
|Median Household Income||# 64||84th|
|Per Capita Income||# 140||65th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.