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Auburn, Michigan
City of Auburn
Location within Bay County
Location within Bay County
Auburn, Michigan is located in Michigan
Auburn, Michigan
Auburn, Michigan
Location in Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Bay
Settled 1854
Incorporated 1947
 • Type City commission
 • Total 1.06 sq mi (2.74 km2)
 • Land 1.06 sq mi (2.73 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
617 ft (188 m)
 • Total 2,087
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,972.54/sq mi (761.67/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
Area code(s) 989
FIPS code 26-04080
GNIS feature ID 0620334

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.


It was first settled in 1854. 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.


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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 869
1960 1,497 72.3%
1970 1,919 28.2%
1980 1,921 0.1%
1990 1,855 −3.4%
2000 2,011 8.4%
2010 2,087 3.8%
2019 (est.) 2,083 −0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census 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.



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 transit

  • Bay Metro's Route 4 bus service stops in Auburn at the Auburn Square Shopping Plaza, 963 W Midland Rd. Route 4 connects Auburn with Midland, Delta College, Saginaw Valley State University, and Bay City.


Auburn, within Bay City Public Schools, is home to Bay City Western High School, 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.

See also

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