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Auburn, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Auburn had a population of 92 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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

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Auburn, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 92
Population in Households 92
Population in Familes 73
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 275
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 43
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 27
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 55 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 33 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (21.8%)
Median Home Value $45,833
Average Home Value $94,697


Median Household Income $17,826
Average Household Income $27,995
Per Capita Income $12,026
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.84% -0.66%
Households -0.72% -0.95%
Families 0.0% -0.75%
Median Household Income   -1.59%
Per Capita Income   0.5%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 Density1 # 347 15th
Diversity Index2 # 350 14th
Median Household Income # 404 0th
Per Capita Income # 404 0th

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