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Auburn, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Auburn had a population of 13,055 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Auburn is located at latitude 41.3669 and longitude -85.0548 in DeKalb County. The formal boundaries for the City of Auburn (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. DeKalb County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 866 feet.

The City of Auburn (GNIS ID: 2394022) 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.

The City of Auburn is located within Township of Union, a minor civil division (MCD) of DeKalb 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 13,055
Daytime Population: Workers 8,829
Daytime Population: Residents 6,512
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,341
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.18
Population in Households 12,763
Population in Familes 10,044
Population in Group Qrtrs 292
Population Density2 1,822
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $46,409
Average Household Income $59,375
Per Capita Income $24,647


Total Housing Units 5,831 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,791 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,591 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 449 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $124,039
Average Home Value $139,670


Total Households 5,382
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 3,407
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 0.3% 0.19%
Households 0.36% 0.24%
Families 0.29% 0.09%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   2.97%

Auburn, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Auburn to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana 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 # 66 90th
Population Density # 175 74th
Diversity Index # 275 60th
Median Household Income # 403 41st
Per Capita Income # 291 57th

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