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Auburn Hills, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Auburn Hills had a population of 23,312 as of July 1, 2020. 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 42.6875 and longitude -83.2341 in Oakland County. The formal boundaries for the City of Auburn Hills 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.


Auburn Hills, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 23,312 (100%)
Population in Households 21,886 (93.9%)
Population in Families 15,372 (65.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,426 ( 6.1%)
Population Density 1,402
Diversity Index2 65


Median Household Income $63,434
Average Household Income $81,581
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $34,614
Wealth Index5 78


Total HU (Housing Units) 10,724 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,851 (45.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,839 (45.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,034 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $172,333
Average Home Value $206,557
Housing Affordability Index3 182


Total Households 9,690
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 5,234
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.83% 1.07%
Households 0.9% 1.18%
Families 0.6% 1.06%
Median Household Income   1.48%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
Owner Occupied HU   0.7%


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, 2020 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 Density # 231 67th
Median Household Income # 150 78th
Housing Affordability Index # 176 25th
Per Capita Income # 136 80th
Diversity Index # 17 98th

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