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The City of Auburn had a population of 14,052 as of July 1, 2021. 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 38.8966 and longitude -121.0769 in Placer County. The formal boundaries for the City of Auburn 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 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.

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, 2021)


Total Population 14,052 (100%)
Population in Households 13,694 (97.5%)
Population in Families 10,176 (72.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 358 ( 2.5%)
Population Density 1,958
Diversity Index2 41


Median Household Income $70,380
Average Household Income $97,308
% of Income for Mortgage4 32%
Per Capita Income $42,568
Wealth Index5 122


Total HU (Housing Units) 6,452 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,697 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,437 (37.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 318 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $533,145
Average Home Value $574,574
Housing Affordability Index3 80


Total Households 6,134
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 3,586
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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.47% 0.9%
Households 0.56% 0.98%
Families 0.28% 0.92%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   2.37%
Owner Occupied HU   1.03%

Auburn, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Auburn to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 419 73rd
Population Density # 606 60th
Median Household Income # 685 55th
Housing Affordability Index # 675 44th
Per Capita Income # 458 70th
Diversity Index # 1212 21st

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