Auburn, Michigan

Auburn is a city in Bay County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The city's population was 2,087 at the 2010 Census. It is included in the Saginaw, Midland, and Bay City metropolitan area.

Auburn, Michigan
City of Auburn
Location within Bay County
Location within Bay County
Auburn is located in Michigan
Auburn
Auburn
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°36′10″N 84°04′26″W / 43.60278°N 84.07389°W / 43.60278; -84.07389Coordinates: 43°36′10″N 84°04′26″W / 43.60278°N 84.07389°W / 43.60278; -84.07389
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyBay
Settled1854
Incorporated1947
Government
 • TypeCity commission
 • MayorLee Kilbourn
 • AdministratorDavid Haag
Area
 • Total1.06 sq mi (2.74 km2)
 • Land1.06 sq mi (2.73 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
617 ft (188 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total2,068
 • Density1,958.33/sq mi (756.33/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
48611
Area code989
FIPS code26-04080[2]
GNIS feature ID0620334[3]
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

It was first settled in 1854.[4] On February 26, 1869, the settlement was granted a post office with the name of Skinner. On November 19, 1877, the Skinner Post Office was renamed Auburn.[5] The default Zip Code of 48611 is shared by Williams Township, which encapsulates the town and covers much of southwestern Bay County.

GeographyEdit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.06 square miles (2.75 km2), of which 1.05 square miles (2.72 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[6]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950869
19601,49772.3%
19701,91928.2%
19801,9210.1%
19901,855−3.4%
20002,0118.4%
20102,0873.8%
20202,068−0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[8] of 2010, there were 2,087 people, 916 households, and 551 families living in the city. The population density was 1,987.6 inhabitants per square mile (767.4/km2). There were 960 housing units at an average density of 914.3 per square mile (353.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.5% White, 0.3% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.3% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 916 households, of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.2% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.8% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the city was 40.9 years. 22% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.3% were from 25 to 44; 27.1% were from 45 to 64; and 17.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,011 people, 842 households, and 553 families living in the city. The population density was 1,971.6 per square mile (761.2/km2). There were 867 housing units at an average density of 850.0 per square mile (328.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.51% White, 0.35% African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.35% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.39% of the population.

There were 842 households, out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 25.6% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $42,014, and the median income for a family was $51,442. Males had a median income of $41,927 versus $25,720 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,941. About 5.1% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.5% of those under age 18 and 11.6% of those age 65 or over.

EducationEdit

Auburn, within Bay City Public Schools, is home to Bay City Western High School and their principal Jonathan Elliott, Western Middle School, and the Auburn Elementary School.

It is also home to Auburn Area Catholic School. The former Grace Lutheran school has closed and the students attend Lutheran schools outside the city.

TransportationEdit

HighwaysEdit

Special Note: The city's eastern overpass on US10 only exits from and to the east. The western overpass has exits to both east and west.

Public transitEdit

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 21, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ Romig 1986, p. 34.
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Auburn Post Office, Michigan & GNIS in Google Map
    Citation: directoriesUSA. Michigan Business Directory, 2007/2008. 2007/2008. 12-Dec-2007.
    Citation: Ellis, David M. Michigan Postal History, The Post Offices 1805-1986. 12-Dec-1993.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 12, 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-25.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-25.
  9. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-02-02. Retrieved 2014-01-28.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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