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Auburn, Iowa
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Location of Auburn, Iowa
Location of Auburn, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Sac
 • Total 0.50 sq mi (1.29 km2)
 • Land 0.50 sq mi (1.29 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,224 ft (373 m)
 • Total 265
 • Density 533.20/sq mi (205.92/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-03610
GNIS feature ID 0454279

Auburn is a city in Sac County, Iowa, United States. The population was 265 at the 2020 census.

In 2014 Larry Finley, a former mayor of the town, stated in the Carroll Daily Times Herald that the Auburn community had embraced its financial identity as a "bedroom community."


Auburn was platted in 1888. It was named after the city of Auburn, New York.


Auburn is located at 42°15′3″N 94°52′38″W / 42.25083°N 94.87722°W / 42.25083; -94.87722 (42.250857, -94.877191).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.50 square miles (1.29 km2), all of it land.


Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1890 174 —    
1900 293 +68.4%
1910 399 +36.2%
1920 406 +1.8%
1930 359 −11.6%
1940 383 +6.7%
1950 350 −8.6%
1960 367 +4.9%
1970 329 −10.4%
1980 320 −2.7%
1990 283 −11.6%
2000 296 +4.6%
2010 322 +8.8%
2020 265 −17.7%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
U.S. Decennial Census
The population of Auburn, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 322 people, 127 households, and 90 families living in the city. The population density was 644.0 inhabitants per square mile (248.6/km2). There were 146 housing units at an average density of 292.0 per square mile (112.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.7% White and 0.3% Asian.

There were 127 households, of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.1% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.03.

The median age in the city was 36 years. 28.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.8% were from 25 to 44; 20.6% were from 45 to 64; and 20.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.2% male and 48.8% female.


The city is served by the East Sac County Community School District.

It was previously a part of the Lake View-Auburn Community School District. The public school building in Auburn closed in 1987. The city government acquired the school building, converted it into a community center, and sold it since the price of heating was cost prohibitive. As of 2014 the former school is a private residence. On July 1, 1996, the Lake View-Auburn district merged into the Wall Lake View Auburn School District. That in turn merged into East Sac County on July 1, 2011.

Previously the town had a Catholic school. The water treatment company Krudico acquired it in 1990.

Notable person

  • Roy Reiman, magazine publisher

See also

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