Auburn, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Auburn, Michigan - Basic Facts

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The City of Auburn had a population of 2,074 as of July 1, 2017. Auburn ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 is located at latitude 43.602 and longitude -84.0751 in Bay County. The formal boundaries for the City of Auburn (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Bay County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 617 feet.

The City of Auburn (GNIS ID: 1625859) 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 population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Auburn, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,074
Daytime Population: Workers 725
Daytime Population: Residents 1,003
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,728
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 2,050
Population in Familes 1,632
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density2 1,984
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $59,084
Average Household Income $71,424
Per Capita Income $30,730


Total Housing Units 973 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 664 (68.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 255 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $134,865
Average Home Value $141,265


Total Households 919
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 584
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 -0.09% -0.37%
Households 0.05% -0.31%
Families 0.81% -0.41%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

Auburn, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Auburn to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan 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 # 293 58th
Population Density # 137 80th
Diversity Index # 591 15th
Median Household Income # 109 84th
Per Capita Income # 138 80th

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