Aurora, West Virginia

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Population in 2010: 201.
Males: 123  (61.3%)
Females: 78  (38.7%)
Median resident age:

58.2 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 26705.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,880
Aurora:

$40,880
WV:

$43,469

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,198

Aurora CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $102,919
Aurora:

$102,919
WV:

$119,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $171,681; detached houses: $170,662
March 2019 cost of living index in Aurora: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 5.1%
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  • Races in Aurora, WV (2010)
    • 19898.5%White alone
    • 21.0%Hispanic
    • 10.5%Two or more races

Races in Aurora detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Aurora, West Virginia as of December 08, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Aurora is 39 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (58.5%), German (41.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2641 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $588 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $503 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (80.5 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (239.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Crellin, MD (2.6 miles ),
Rowlesburg, WV (2.6 miles ),
Hutton, MD (2.7 miles),
Terra Alta, WV (2.9 miles ),
Oakland, MD (3.2 miles ),
Mountain Lake Park, MD (3.3 miles ),
Loch Lynn Heights, MD (3.3 miles ),
Bayard, WV (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 39.32 N, Longitude: 79.55 W

Distribution of median household income in Aurora, WV in 2017
Distribution of house value in Aurora, WV in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.0%
West Virginia:

5.3%

Tornado activity:

Aurora-area historical tornado activity is slightly above West Virginia state average. It is 61% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/3/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.5 miles away from the Aurora place center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/19/1967, a category F3 tornado 12.6 miles away from the place center killed one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Aurora-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 156.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 178.8 miles away from Aurora center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 249.0 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 149.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 199.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 192.5 miles away from Aurora center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Preston County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Landslides: 2, Blizzard: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Aurora:

  • OAKLAND NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; OAKLAND, MD)
  • HOSPICE OF GARRETT COUNTY (Hospital, about 10 miles away; OAKLAND, MD)
  • IDF - GARRETT DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; OAKLAND, MD)
  • DENNETT ROAD MANOR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; OAKLAND, MD)
  • GARRETT CNTY HLTH DEPT (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; OAKLAND, MD)
  • PRESTON MEMORIAL HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; KINGWOOD, WV)
  • PRESTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; KINGWOOD, WV)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Aurora:

  • West Virginia University (about 31 miles; Morgantown, WV; Full-time enrollment: 27,429)
  • Fairmont State University (about 35 miles; Fairmont, WV; FT enrollment: 3,714)
  • Frostburg State University (about 41 miles; Frostburg, MD; FT enrollment: 4,944)
  • Allegany College of Maryland (about 50 miles; Cumberland, MD; FT enrollment: 2,407)
  • Waynesburg University (about 53 miles; Waynesburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,080)
  • California University of Pennsylvania (about 55 miles; California, PA; FT enrollment: 7,773)
  • Westmoreland County Community College (about 63 miles; Youngwood, PA; FT enrollment: 4,669)

Public elementary/middle school in Aurora:

See full list of schools located in Aurora

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Union Ambulance Service Incorporated (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Aurora include: Aurora United Methodist Church (A), Saint Pauls Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Beachy Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Preston County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Aurora and their reported violations in the past:

FAST FREDDY'S LLC (Address: 222 AURORA PIKE , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Aurora that have no violations reported:

  • AURORA ELEMENTARY AND JR HIGH (Address: 125 AURORA SCHOOL DRIVE , Population served: 172, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

61.6%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.7%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Aurora:

Marital status in Aurora, WV
  • Never married: 6.4%
  • Now married: 72.0%
  • Separated: 6.5%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 15.1%

For population 25 years and over in Aurora:

  • High school or higher: 93.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.6
West Virginia average:

10.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Aurora, WV (based on Preston County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,77761
Evangelical Protestant2,30237
Catholic1,3495
Other3663
None24,726-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Preston County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Here:

6.95 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
This county:

4.30 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Preston County:

11.6%
State:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.0%
State:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.6%
State:

13.1%

4.54% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,393 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.54%
West Virginia average:

5.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Monongalia County, WV  1.99% ($45,814 average AGI)
from Garrett County, MD  0.25% ($32,533)
from Marion County, WV  0.19% ($39,087)


4.34% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,650 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.34%
West Virginia average:

5.62%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Monongalia County, WV  1.33% ($39,044 average AGI)
to Garrett County, MD  0.27% ($30,688)
to Marion County, WV  0.22% ($41,808)

Strongest AM radio stations in Aurora:

  • WMSG (1050 AM; 1 kW; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: OAKLAND MEDIA GROUP, INC)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFRB (560 AM; 5 kW; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WMMN (920 AM; 5 kW; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FANTASIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSVA (550 AM; 10 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WVSC (990 AM; 10 kW; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WFSP (1560 AM; daytime; 1 kW; KINGWOOD, WV; Owner: WFSP, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAJR (1440 AM; 5 kW; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Aurora:

  • WKMM (96.7 FM; KINGWOOD, WV; Owner: MARPAT CORPORATION)
  • WWHC (92.3 FM; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: OAKLAND MEDIA GROUP, INC)
  • W242AD (96.3 FM; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKHJ (104.5 FM; MOUNTAIN LAKE PARK, MD; Owner: SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS, INC.)
  • WVPM (90.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WFSP-FM (107.7 FM; KINGWOOD, WV; Owner: WFSP, INC.)
  • WWPN (101.1 FM; WESTERNPORT, MD; Owner: ERNEST F. SANTMYIRE)
  • WQWV (103.7 FM; FISHER, WV; Owner: MCGUIRE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WROG (102.9 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: TSCHUDY RADIO, INC)
  • WFWM (91.9 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKGO (106.1 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WLIC (97.1 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WOGG (94.9 FM; OLIVER, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WDZN (100.1 FM; ROMNEY, WV; Owner: CHARTER EQUITIES, INC.)
  • WRIJ (106.9 FM; MASONTOWN, PA; Owner: HE'S ALIVE INC.)
  • WBHZ (91.9 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WQZK-FM (94.1 FM; KEYSER, WV; Owner: STARCAST SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WKKW (97.9 FM; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: DESCENDANTS TRUST, LAUREN M.KELLEY, TRUSTEE)
  • WELK (94.7 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: ELKINS RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WQZS (93.3 FM; MEYERSDALE, PA; Owner: ROGER WAHL)

TV broadcast stations around Aurora:

  • WGPT (Channel 36; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WNPB-TV (Channel 24; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)

Aurora fatal accident list:

Aug 27, 2017 01:40 PM, Us-50, Lat: 39.320781, Lon: -79.562628, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 13ft / 3.7mTotal length
  • $344,000Total costs
  • 1,775Total average daily traffic
  • 218Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,550Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Aurora)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Div Of Hwys Substation Rt 50 (Lat: 39.317611 Lon: -79.567278), Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WPAB573,
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.1800 MHz, 47.2400 MHz, 47.2800 MHz, 47.3600 MHz, Grant Date: 06/05/2012, Expiration Date: 07/21/2022, Registrant: State Of West Virginia Division Of Highways, Buckhannon, WV 26201, Phone: (304) 473-5337, Fax: (304) 473-4256, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KB3CXQ, Licensee ID: L00860252, Grant Date: 06/13/2018, Expiration Date: 08/05/2028, Certifier: Shaun R Neidlinger, Registrant: Shaun R Neidlinger, 4379 Stemple Ridge Rd, Aurora, WV 26705-8123
  • Call Sign: KB8HGU, Grant Date: 07/03/1989, Expiration Date: 07/03/1999, Cancellation Date: 07/04/2001, Registrant: Harlen W Kemphfer, Aurora, WV 26705
  • Call Sign: N8MXZ, Grant Date: 10/02/1990, Expiration Date: 10/02/2000, Cancellation Date: 10/03/2002, Registrant: Eugene P Wright, Aurora, WV 26705
  • Call Sign: KC9DJQ, Licensee ID: L00423503, Grant Date: 01/24/2013, Expiration Date: 03/13/2023, Cancellation Date: 06/09/2017, Certifier: Gary K Stemple, Registrant: Gary K Stemple, 24065 George Washington Highway, Aurora, WV 26705
  • Call Sign: KE8FHS, Licensee ID: L02060070, Grant Date: 10/27/2016, Expiration Date: 10/27/2026, Certifier: Bret A Kight, Registrant: Bret A Kight, 159 Rocky Rd, Aurora, WV 26705
  • Call Sign: KE8AE, Previous Call Sign: KC9DJQ, Licensee ID: L00423503, Grant Date: 06/09/2017, Expiration Date: 06/09/2027, Certifier: Gary K Stemple, Registrant: Gary K Stemple, 24065 George Washington Highway, Aurora, WV 26705

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10
  • Hazardous Condition: 31
  • Good Intent Call: 1
Fire incident types in Aurora, WV

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Aurora, WV
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Aurora, WV
  • 32.6%Electricity
  • 30.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 19.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 17.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Aurora, WV
  • 39.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 36.4%Coal or coke
  • 24.2%Wood


Aurora compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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