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Auburn, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Auburn had a population of 92 as of July 1, 2017. Auburn ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Auburn is located at latitude 39.0961 and longitude -80.8562 in Ritchie County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Auburn (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ritchie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 827 feet.

The Town of Auburn (GNIS ID: 2390710) 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.

The Town of Auburn is located within Union District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ritchie 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Auburn: Bone Creek, Newberg, Newberne.

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


Total Population 92
Daytime Population: Workers 9
Daytime Population: Residents 63
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 72
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 92
Population in Familes 73
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 275
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $18,850
Average Household Income $30,564
Per Capita Income $13,129


Total Housing Units 54 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 33 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 (20.4%)
Median Home Value $45,833
Average Home Value $94,697


Total Households 43
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 27
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 -0.73% -0.66%
Households -0.63% -0.95%
Families 0.0% -0.75%
Median Household Income   -0.6%
Per Capita Income   1.6%

Auburn, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Auburn to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia 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 # 392 3rd
Population Density # 344 15th
Diversity Index # 351 14th
Median Household Income # 403 1st
Per Capita Income # 400 1st

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