Auburn, ME Profile: Facts & Data


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Auburn, Maine - Basic Facts

The City of Auburn is the 5th largest city in Maine with a population of 23,460 as of July 1, 2018. Auburn ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maine. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Auburn is located at latitude 44.0979 and longitude -70.2312 in Androscoggin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Auburn (see map below) encompass a land area of 59.33 sq. miles and a water area of 6.41 sq. miles. Androscoggin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 190 feet.

The City of Auburn (GNIS ID: 582333) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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


Total Population 23,460
Population in Households 22,950
Population in Familes 16,588
Population in Group Qrtrs 510
Population Density2 395
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $47,884
Average Household Income $63,218
Per Capita Income $27,569


Total Housing Units 11,192 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,337 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,775 (42.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,080 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $180,145
Average Home Value $212,413


Total Households 10,112
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 5,764
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.21% 0.2%
Households 0.17% 0.17%
Families -0.11% -0.01%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

Auburn, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Auburn to the other 130 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine 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 # 5 97th
Population Density # 82 38th
Diversity Index # 24 82nd
Median Household Income # 61 54th
Per Capita Income # 57 57th

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