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Aurora, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Aurora Census Designated Place had a population of 204 as of July 1, 2017. Aurora ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density 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.

The Aurora Census Designated Place is located within Fifth District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Preston County.

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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 204
Daytime Population: Workers 86
Daytime Population: Residents 129
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 215
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 204
Population in Familes 172
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 97
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $53,251
Average Household Income $55,308
Per Capita Income $23,308


Total Housing Units 98 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 71 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $121,053
Average Home Value $160,000


Total Households 87
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 63
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.2% 0.0%
Households 0.16% 0.23%
Families 2.41% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.44%
Per Capita Income   1.8%

Aurora, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Aurora to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 345 15th
Population Density # 392 3rd
Diversity Index # 260 37th
Median Household Income # 32 92nd
Per Capita Income # 135 67th

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