Aurora, WV 26705 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 26705: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Aurora, WV 26705

Acceptable Alternative
Amboy, WV 26705

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Preston County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.302, Longitude -79.578
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 31
  • PO Box Addresses: 50
  • Residential Addresses: 413
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 413

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Aurora, WV 26705 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,159
Daytime Population: Workers 140
Daytime Population: Residents 716
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 856
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 1,159
Population in Familes 974
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 24
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $52,883
Average Household Income $55,486
Per Capita Income $22,740


Total Housing Units 573 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 387 (67.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 88 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 98 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $126,685
Average Home Value $157,429


Total Households 475
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 343
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 0.1% 0.0%
Households 0.12% 0.04%
Families -0.04% -0.06%
Median Household Income   0.35%
Per Capita Income   1.65%

Aurora, WV 26705 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26705 to the other 663 ZIP Codes 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 # 289 57th
Population Density # 491 26th
Diversity Index # 345 48th
Median Household Income # 39 94th
Per Capita Income # 248 63rd

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