Auburn, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Auburn, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Auburn had a population of 27,650 as of July 1, 2017. Auburn ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Auburn is located at latitude 42.9338 and longitude -76.5672 in Cayuga County. The formal boundaries for the City of Auburn (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Cayuga County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 686 feet.

The City of Auburn (GNIS ID: 978695) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Auburn: Hardenbergh's Corners, Os-co, Was-co.

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


Total Population 27,650
Daytime Population: Workers 15,008
Daytime Population: Residents 14,406
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 29,414
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 25,391
Population in Familes 17,583
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,259
Population Density2 3,317
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $36,946
Average Household Income $51,016
Per Capita Income $21,965


Total Housing Units 13,098 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,482 (41.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,214 (47.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,402 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $97,463
Average Home Value $116,253


Total Households 11,696
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 6,047
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 -0.02% -0.29%
Households 0.01% -0.31%
Families -0.23% -0.46%
Median Household Income   -0.02%
Per Capita Income   1.35%

Auburn, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Auburn to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York 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 # 52 96th
Population Density # 251 79th
Diversity Index # 415 66th
Median Household Income # 1140 5th
Per Capita Income # 1081 10th

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