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Auburn, Maine - Basic Facts

The City of Auburn is the 5th largest city in Maine with a population of 23,462 as of July 1, 2017. 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 44.0845 and longitude -70.2496 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.

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, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 23,462
Daytime Population: Workers 17,497
Daytime Population: Residents 11,941
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 29,438
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.25
Population in Households 22,961
Population in Familes 16,545
Population in Group Qrtrs 501
Population Density2 395
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $46,894
Average Household Income $62,951
Per Capita Income $27,609


Total Housing Units 11,272 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,508 (48.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,665 (41.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,099 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $174,324
Average Home Value $207,666


Total Households 10,173
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 5,811
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 0.24% 0.18%
Households 0.27% 0.2%
Families -0.02% 0.01%
Median Household Income   3.75%
Per Capita Income   3.43%

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, 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 # 5 97th
Population Density # 81 38th
Diversity Index # 24 82nd
Median Household Income # 60 55th
Per Capita Income # 55 58th

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