Auburn Hills, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Auburn Hills, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Auburn Hills had a population of 22,551 as of July 1, 2016. Auburn Hills ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Auburn Hills is located at latitude 42.6747 and longitude -83.2436 in Oakland County. The formal boundaries for the City of Auburn Hills (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Oakland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 958 feet.

The City of Auburn Hills (GNIS ID: 1625860) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Auburn Hills population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Auburn Hills, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 22,551
Population in Households 21,217
Population in Familes 15,044
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,334
Population Density1 1,359
Diversity Index2 64


Total Households 9,353
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 5,117
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,372 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,754 (45.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,599 (44.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,019 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $132,352
Average Home Value $150,247


Median Household Income $52,101
Average Household Income $68,241
Per Capita Income $29,685
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.83% 0.89%
Households 0.9% 0.96%
Families 0.62% 0.79%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Auburn Hills, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Auburn Hills to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 54 92nd
Population Density1 # 233 66th
Diversity Index2 # 15 98th
Median Household Income # 191 73rd
Per Capita Income # 129 82nd

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