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Overview

Introduction to Auburn Hills, Michigan

Auburn Hills, Michigan, in Oakland county, is 4 miles NE of Pontiac, Michigan and 26 miles N of Detroit, Michigan. The city is conveniently located inside the Detroit metropolitan area. There are an estimated 19,837 people in Auburn Hills.

Auburn Hills History

Auburn Hills began as the town of Auburn in the year 1821. Aaron Webster was the first settler in this region. He came to Auburn Hills from New York. Webster started a saw mill and grist mill in the area, which attracted more settlers to Auburn Hills. It was incorporated as a city in 1983.

Auburn Hills and nearby Attractions

  • Walter P Chrysler Museum
  • City of Auburn Hills River Woods Park
  • Galloway Lake Estates
  • Walter P. Chrysler Museum
  • Hawk Woods Nature Center
  • Palace of Auburn Hills

Things To Do In Auburn Hills

If history interests you, then visit the various historical buildings and museums in and around the city. You can also relax at the city parks with family members or friends. The recreation department of the city regularly organizes events and programs as well.

Auburn Hills Transportation

The nearest major airport is Oakland County International.

Auburn Hills Higher Education

Some of the colleges and universities situated close to the city are Oakland University, Oakland Community College-Bloomfield Hills Campus, University of Phoenix-Detroit Campus and Lawrence Technological University.

People

Total Population 22,085
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 10.8%
Employed Population 16+ 11,622
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 39.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 41%
Median Earnings25+ $38,593
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,375
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,266

Wealth

Median Family Income $62,711
% Above Poverty Level 89%
% Below Poverty Level 11%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.9%
Median Gross Rent $970
Median House Value $113,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 41.6%
US/American 0.2%
English 7.6%
Irish 10.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Auburn Hills Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NE of Pontiac, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 26 miles N of Detroit, Michigan
County Oakland
Standard Zip Codes 48326
P.O. Box Zip Codes 48321
Phone Area Codes 248
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.687
Longitude -83.234

Auburn Hills Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station PONTIAC STATE HOSPITAL
Distance 4.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30 inches
Station DETROIT CITY AP
Distance 23.2 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 0 inches
Station LAPEER WWTP
Distance 26.4 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 30.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Lake Angelus 269 $179,375
Lake Orion 3,038 $90,221
Pontiac 59,928 $32,195
Rochester 12,909 $121,510
Rochester Hills 72,643 $103,685
Sylvan Lake 1,701 $97,396

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Auburn Hills Public Libraries

Library
Auburn Hills Public Library
3400 EAST SEYBURN DRIVE
Auburn Hills, Michigan
(248) 370-9466
Library Web Site

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Auburn Hills High Schools

AVONDALE HIGH SCHOOL
2800 WAUKEGAN STREET
248-852-2850
Serves 1,090 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

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