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North Auburn, California - Basic Facts

The North Auburn Census Designated Place had a population of 14,001 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for North Auburn is located at latitude 38.9313 and longitude -121.0819 in Placer County. The formal boundaries for the North Auburn Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 7.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Placer County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,473 feet.

The North Auburn Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408934) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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


North Auburn, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 14,001 (100%)
Population in Households 13,009 (92.9%)
Population in Families 9,918 (70.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 992 ( 7.1%)
Population Density 1,798
Diversity Index2 53


Median Household Income $57,954
Average Household Income $87,257
% of Income for Mortgage4 29%
Per Capita Income $34,381
Wealth Index5 111


Total HU (Housing Units) 5,865 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,425 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,061 (35.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 378 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $402,458
Average Home Value $408,389
Housing Affordability Index3 85


Total Households 5,487
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 3,331
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 0.71% 0.88%
Households 0.75% 0.95%
Families 0.74% 0.89%
Median Household Income   2.92%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
Owner Occupied HU   0.96%


North Auburn, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Auburn to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California 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 # 422 72nd
Population Density # 632 59th
Median Household Income # 906 40th
Housing Affordability Index # 628 41st
Per Capita Income # 679 55th
Diversity Index # 962 37th

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