Aurora is a tiny town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 200 people and just one neighborhood, Aurora is the 253rd largest community in West Virginia. Aurora has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Aurora is a blue-collar town, with 51.38% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Aurora is a town of production and manufacturing workers, professionals, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Aurora who work in community and social services (24.77%), sales jobs (11.93%), and healthcare (6.42%).
Overall, Aurora’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Aurora has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Aurora a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in Aurora is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Aurora, the average commute to work is 34.33 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Aurora is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Aurora rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.49% of adults 25 and older in Aurora have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Aurora in 2018 was $23,483, which is middle income relative to West Virginia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $93,932 for a family of four. However, Aurora contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Aurora home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Aurora residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Aurora include German, English, Irish, Yugoslavian, and Other West Indian.
The most common language spoken in Aurora is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and West Germanic languages.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Aurora, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
This neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 25 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 93.7% of America.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Aurora are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 70.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 10.6% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 50.1% of America's neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 41.3% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 21.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (19.2%), and 16.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 100.0% of households.
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Aurora, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (27.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (10.1%), and residents who report English roots (9.3%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (4.2%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (3.5%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (43.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (81.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (14.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.