Auburn Hills, Michigan

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Auburn Hills, Michigan

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.

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High Points

Auburn Hills strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Michigan):

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Auburn Hills Racial Diversity
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Auburn Hills Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Auburn Hills Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 11% Auburn Hills College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 16% Auburn Hills Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Auburn Hills, Michigan

Comparing Auburn Hills to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Michigan (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Racial Diversity 9 10
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Age of the Population 2 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 3
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 9
Median Family Income 8 9
People in Middle Class or Better 7 9
People Above Poverty 7 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 7
Short Commute Times 6 6
Public Transportation Use 5 8
Working at Home 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 8
Housing Recently Built 9 10
People Living Alone 9 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 3
Affordability of Rents 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 3 3
Low Property Crime 2 1

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Auburn Hills Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 19,837 100%
Male 9,831 49.6%
Female 10,006 50.4%
Under 18 4,051 20.4%
18+ 15,786 79.6%
65+ 1,448 7.3%
Median Age 30.7
Average Family Size 2.92
White 15,061 75.9%
African-American 2,623 13.2%
Asian 1,255 6.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 64 0.3%
Other 309 1.6%
Mixed Race 517 2.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 892 4.5%

Estimated Auburn Hills Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 21,011
Growth 1,174
Growth % 5.9%

Auburn Hills Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 31.6%
German 12.7%
English 8.2%
Irish 7.7%
Polish 6.6%
US/American 6%
Italian 4.5%
Scottish 2.9%
French (except Basque) 2.7%
French Canadian 2.2%
Dutch 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Norwegian 0.9%
Russian 0.9%
British 0.7%
Hungarian 0.7%
Canadian 0.6%
Swedish 0.6%
African 0.6%
European 0.6%
Czech 0.5%
Finnish 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Lebanese 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Belgian 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Iranian 0.3%
Bulgarian 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Other Arab 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Auburn Hills 19,837 $60,849
Lake Angelus 326 $131,261
Lake Orion 2,715 $71,250
Pontiac 66,337 $36,391
Rochester 10,467 $92,078
Rochester Hills 68,825 $89,653
Sylvan Lake 1,735 $90,931

Auburn Hills Public Libraries

Auburn Hills Public Library
Auburn Hills, Michigan
(248) 370-9466
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Starbucks in Auburn Hills

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Walton & Squirrel
2546 N. Squirrel Rd

Wal-mart in Auburn Hills

(As of 2006)
300 North Opdyke
(248) 334-9935
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Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

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