Auburn, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Auburn, California - Basic Facts

The City of Auburn had a population of 13,832 as of July 1, 2016. Auburn ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Auburn is located at latitude 38.8951 and longitude -121.0767 in Placer County. The formal boundaries for the City of Auburn (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Placer County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,237 feet.

The City of Auburn (GNIS ID: 2409754) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Auburn is located within Auburn CCD of Placer County.

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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Auburn: North Fork Dry Diggins, Rich Dry Diggings, Woods Dry Diggings, Wood's Dry Diggings.

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


Total Population 13,832
Population in Households 13,481
Population in Familes 10,075
Population in Group Qrtrs 351
Population Density1 1,933
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 5,936
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 3,514
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,360 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,335 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,601 (40.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 424 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $430,407
Average Home Value $478,192


Median Household Income $55,532
Average Household Income $80,633
Per Capita Income $35,698
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.59% 0.95%
Households 0.49% 0.95%
Families 0.18% 0.91%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
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, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Auburn to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California 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 # 422 72nd
Population Density1 # 611 60th
Diversity Index2 # 1222 20th
Median Household Income # 739 51st
Per Capita Income # 425 72nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.