Auburn, AL Profile: Facts & Data


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Auburn, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Auburn is the 8th largest city in Alabama with a population of 63,906 as of July 1, 2018. Auburn ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Auburn is located at latitude 32.6077 and longitude -85.4895 in Lee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Auburn (see map below) encompass a land area of 58.83 sq. miles and a water area of 1.02 sq. miles. Lee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 705 feet.

The City of Auburn (GNIS ID: 2403132) 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.

Alabama 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-Opelika Division of Lee 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, 2018.

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Auburn, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 63,906
Population in Households 59,620
Population in Familes 35,205
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,286
Population Density1 1,086
Diversity Index2 50


Median Household Income $37,228
Average Household Income $61,971
Per Capita Income $26,440


Total Housing Units 28,924 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,227 (35.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,995 (55.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,702 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $233,952
Average Home Value $276,396


Total Households 26,222
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 11,561
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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 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 2.2% 1.71%
Households 2.08% 1.75%
Families 1.89% 1.72%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   1.99%

Auburn, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Auburn to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 8 99th
Population Density # 37 94th
Diversity Index # 130 77th
Median Household Income # 353 39th
Per Capita Income # 103 82nd

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