Aurora CDP, West Virginia
Population 290

Overview

Housing
Median Home Value
$104,500
Half are $53,900 - $138,600
Median Monthly Owner Costs
$561
With a Mortgage
Median Year Housing Built
1944
Employment & Commute
Median Household Income
$58,000
Unemployment Rate
13.5%

The city of Aurora is a rural city located in central West Virginia near the Youghiogheny River. It is one of 10 cities in Preston County. While many may refer to Aurora as a city, it actually is a census designated place (CDP).

Aurora, WV is a Place (Census Designated):
Often referred to as cities, places can be categorized as Census Designated Places (CDP) or legal entities. The places that are legal entities provide governmental functions. CDPs have no governmental authority and exist only for statistical purposes. They are similar to legal entities in that they are a concentrated population identifiable by a name. Neither cross state lines, but may extend across county lines. A CDP may not extend into a legal entity.
Need a wider view? Aurora, WV is a part of the Morgantown, WV Metro Area.

Housing

1944

Median Year Housing was BuiltAll Housing Including Owner/Renter Occupied and Unoccupied

$104,500

Median Owner Occupied Home Value

$561

Median Monthly Ownership CostsOwner Occupied Housing Units with a Mortgage

Monthly housing costs include mortgage payments, real estate taxes, insurance, utilities, and condo fees. When comparing to monthly rental costs, be careful to also look at the median number of bedrooms. Owner occupied homes generally include more bedrooms than rentals.

1.8

Housing Affordability (Median Multiple)

The median multiple is the ratio of median house price by the median annual household income. In other words, how many years would it take for the median income to pay off the median home price? Higher values indicate that the incomes in the area are not high enough to warrant the higher home prices. Anything under 3 is considered affordable while higher values indicate that housing is not affordable.

Employment

$58,106

Median Household Income

24.6

Household Income Inequality

Income inequality is measured using the Gini coefficient. Lower values indicate that household income is spread evenly across the income groups. Higher values indicate that one income group is much more common than others.

$21,250

Median Annual Individual EarningsPast 12 months for the Population Ages 16+ With Earnings

314%

Unadjusted Gender Pay GapPopulation Ages 16+ with Earnings

The unadjusted gender pay gap is the median indvidiual female earnings as a percentage of male earnings. In other words, women who work in Aurora, WV generally make around 31381% of what men do. Much of that difference is likely due to the number of hours worked (see the Full Time vs Part Time Work chart), occupations chosen (see the Employed by Occupation chart), education, and job experience. Adjusting for each of those factors to see what women with similar qualifications and jobs make compared to men is difficult, but the adjusted pay gap would be more likely to show the difference due to discrimination, difference in ability, or willingness to negotiate pay. For these reasons, differences in the gender pay shown here may be more likely to show the gender ideals in an area than the discriminatory practices.

13.5%

Unemployment RatePopulation Ages 16+ in the Civilian Labor Force

To classify as unemployed, people must not be in the military and must be actively looking for work (also known as the U3 measure of unemployment which is the official unemployment rate). In Aurora, WV, 37% of the population ages 16+ are not employed, but are also not looking for work so they are not considered in the unemployment rate. See the Labor Force Participation Rate for more information.

63%

Labor Force Participation RatePopulation Ages 16+

People in the labor force include those in the armed forces as well as civilians who are employed or classified as unemployed. To classify as unemployed, people must be actively looking for work. Common people that are not considered in the labor force are students, homemakers, retired workers, seasonal workers not currently looking for work, and institutionalized people. In Aurora, WV, 37% of people are neither employed or looking for work.

Demographics

290

Total Population

Life Stages

Children Under 10
11%
Children 10-17
19%
Young Adult Singles
12%
Middle Aged and Married
19%
Seniors
7%
Other
31%

Climate

The climate estimates use Aurora, WV weather from 1971 to 2000 at the nearest official weather station which is located at ROWLESBURG 1.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (Inches)

Summer High Temps

This weather station's average summer high temps are lower than 75% of other weather stations.

Winter Low Temps

This weather station's average winter low temps are higher than 50% of other weather stations.

Precipitation Levels

This weather station's average precipitation levels are higher than 90% of other weather stations.

Entity Info

PropertySourceValue
State2013 ACSWV
Summary Level2013 ACS160 (place)
Logical Record Number2010 Census0144069
Logical Record Number2013 ACS0003549
Region2013 ACS3
Division2013 ACS5
State FIPS2013 ACS54
Place FIPS2013 ACS03460
Metro Micro Politan Statistical Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
New England City & Town Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
Name2010 CensusAurora CDP
Name2013 ACSAurora CDP, West Virginia
Functional Status Code2010 CensusS
Legal Statistical Area Description Code2013 ACS57
State ANSI2010 Census01779805
Place ANSI2010 Census02586756
Full GEOID2013 ACS16000US5403460
GEOID2013 ACS5403460
Population2010 Census201
Population2013 ACS290
Housing Units2010 Census98
Housing Units2013 ACS96
Land Area2013 ACS2.1 square miles
Water Area2010 Census0
Population Density2013 ACS137.6 people per sq. mile
Minimum Bounding Rectangle Or Bounding Box2013 ACS[39.30756,-79.568749], [39.34104,-79.537766],
Centroid Or Center Coordinates2013 ACS39.325437430897, -79.55458289634
FIPS Place Class Code2010 CensusU1
Place Size Code2010 Census05