Auburn, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 309 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +4.4%
Males: 177  (57.4%)
Females: 132  (42.6%)
Median resident age:

40.5 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 51433.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $63,068 (it was $42,500 in 2000)
Auburn:

$63,068
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $32,151 (it was $20,494 in 2000)

Auburn city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $81,724 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Auburn:

$81,724
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $85,505; detached houses: $86,266; mobile homes: $57,227

Median gross rent in 2017: $615.

March 2019 cost of living index in Auburn: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.9%
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According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Auburn, Iowa as of October 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Auburn is 76 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (58.3%), American (11.7%), Irish (8.0%), French (3.7%), Swedish (3.1%), European (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/10/1887

Elevation: 1220 feet

Land area: 0.49 square miles.

Population density: 637 people per square mile   (low).

Auburn, Iowa map

5 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.6%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $653 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $914 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (65.7 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (90.1 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (370.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Yetter, IA (2.2 miles),
Breda, IA (2.6 miles ),
Lake City, IA (2.7 miles ),
Lake View, IA (3.1 miles ),
Lidderdale, IA (3.2 miles),
Lanesboro, IA (3.2 miles),
Wall Lake, IA (3.3 miles ),
Lytton, IA (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 42.25 N, Longitude: 94.88 W

Area code: 712

Distribution of median household income in Auburn, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Auburn, IA in 2017
Auburn satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.8%
Iowa:

2.8%
Most common industries in Auburn, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.9%)
  • Food (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
  • Educational services (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (17.6%)
  • Food (10.8%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (6.8%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.4%)
  • Truck transportation (5.4%)
  • Recyclable material merchant wholesalers (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (25.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.5%)
  • Social assistance (9.0%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (6.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.4%)
  • Educational services (6.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
Most common occupations in Auburn, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (12.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9.0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Child care workers (5.1%)

Average climate in Auburn, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Auburn, Iowa average temperatures Auburn, Iowa average precipitation Auburn, Iowa humidity Auburn, Iowa wind speed Auburn, Iowa snowfall Auburn, Iowa sunshine Auburn, Iowa clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Auburn-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 89% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1954, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.3 miles away from the Auburn city center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/27/1995, a category F4 tornado 12.6 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Auburn-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 243.4 miles away from Auburn center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 208.0 miles away from Auburn center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 265.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 117.2 miles away from Auburn center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 137.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 452.3 miles away from Auburn center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sac County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Auburn topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Auburn:

  • SHADY OAKS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LAKE CITY, IA)
  • STEWART MEMORIAL HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; LAKE CITY, IA)
  • STEWART MEMORIAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; LAKE CITY, IA)
  • BLACKHAWK LIFE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; LAKE VIEW, IA)
  • TWILIGHT ACRES (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WALL LAKE, IA)
  • CARROLL HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; CARROLL, IA)
  • NEW HOPE VILLAGE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; CARROLL, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Auburn:

  • Buena Vista University (about 32 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 39 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Iowa State University (about 65 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 76 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 77 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Drake University (about 78 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 80 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)

Library in Auburn:

  • AUBURN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $15,155; Location: 209 PINE ST; 11,970 books; 84 audio materials; 703 video materials; 25 state licensed databases; 12 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Auburn: Auburn Police Department (A), Auburn Public Library (B), Auburn Fire Department (C), Auburn Community Building (D), Auburn City Hall (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Auburn include: Presbyterian Church (A), Zion Lutheran Church (B), Saint Marys Catholic Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Sac County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Auburn and their reported violations in the past:

AUBURN WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 322, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-20-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-23-2009), St Public Notif requested (JAN-23-2009), St Public Notif received (FEB-17-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-15-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-17-2011), St Public Notif requested (DEC-17-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2011), St Public Notif received (JAN-17-2012)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

70.9%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.4%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Auburn:

Marital status in Auburn, IA
  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 54.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

For population 25 years and over in Auburn:

  • High school or higher: 87.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.0
Iowa average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Auburn, IA (based on Sac County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,79017
Catholic2,5296
Evangelical Protestant2,47912
Other1-
None2,551-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Sac County:

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
This county:

9.65 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
This county:

14.48 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Sac County:

9.3%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.6%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.7%
Iowa:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,197$26,3640$0
Water Supply 1$3,277$39,3241$399
Local Libraries 0$0 1$819
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$675
Totals for Government 2$5,474$32,8448$1,893

Auburn government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $205,000 ($663.43)
    Water Utilities: $70,000 ($226.54)
    Regular Highways: $54,000 ($174.76)
    Parks and Recreation: $40,000 ($129.45)
    Sewerage: $28,000 ($90.61)
    Libraries: $24,000 ($77.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $20,000 ($64.72)
    Local Fire Protection: $18,000 ($58.25)
    General - Other: $17,000 ($55.02)
    Financial Administration: $13,000 ($42.07)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($12.94)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($3.24)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($3.24)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $14,000 ($45.31)
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($22.65)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $5,000 ($16.18)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $87,000 ($281.55)

Auburn government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $29,000 ($93.85)
    Solid Waste Management: $20,000 ($64.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($19.42)
    Other: $1,000 ($3.24)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $19,000 ($61.49)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $15,000 ($48.54)
    Rents: $2,000 ($6.47)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($3.24)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($3.24)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $255,000 ($825.24)
    Water Utilities: $81,000 ($262.14)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $31,000 ($100.32)
  • Tax - Property: $45,000 ($145.63)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $23,000 ($74.43)
    Public Utilities Sales: $5,000 ($16.18)
    Other License: $1,000 ($3.24)

Auburn government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $309,000 ($1000.00)

5.06% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,510 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.06%
Iowa average:

6.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Calhoun County, IA  0.61% ($41,720 average AGI)
to Carroll County, IA  0.59% ($49,083)

Strongest AM radio stations in Auburn:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KCIM (1380 AM; 1 kW; CARROLL, IA; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Auburn:

  • KIKD (106.7 FM; LAKE CITY, IA; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWOI (90.7 FM; CARROLL, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KKRL (93.7 FM; CARROLL, IA; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKIA (92.9 FM; IDA GROVE, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGRA (98.9 FM; JEFFERSON, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KTLB (105.9 FM; TWIN LAKES, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Auburn:

  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 85ft / 26.1mTotal length
  • 2,375Total average daily traffic
  • 375Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,375Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Auburn)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 3684 - 310th Street (Lat: 42.339833 Lon: -94.860722), Call Sign: WQKA770,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.652 MHz, Grant Date: 03/10/2009, Expiration Date: 03/10/2019, Cancellation Date: 05/11/2019, Certifier: Mike Baumhouer, Registrant: National License Corp., 9050 Briarclift Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46256, Phone: (317) 849-5866, Fax: (317) 841-3328, Email:
  • Lat: 42.261028 Lon: -94.847028, Call Sign: WQTC358,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.200 MHz, 159.855 MHz, Grant Date: 01/03/2014, Expiration Date: 01/03/2024, Certifier: Ryan Kent, Registrant: National License, 12591 Brompton Road, Carmel, IN 46033, Phone: (317) 564-8018, Email:
  • Lat: 42.280139 Lon: -94.904444, Call Sign: WRAE448,
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.062 MHz, 464.137 MHz, 464.287 MHz, 469.062 MHz, 469.137 MHz, Grant Date: 10/24/2017, Expiration Date: 10/24/2027, Certifier: Doug Sturm, Registrant: Alpha Wireless Communications, 1115 Cross Street, North Mankato, MN 56003, Phone: (507) 625-6720, Email:
  • Lat: 42.338889 Lon: -94.861000, Call Sign: WRDE391,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.652 MHz, Grant Date: 04/09/2019, Expiration Date: 04/09/2029, Certifier: Eric Bauhover, Registrant: Electronic Engineering Co, 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Lat: 42.249111 Lon: -94.872944, Type: Ltower, Structure height: 57 m, Call Sign: WQOF214,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 09/07/2011, Expiration Date: 09/07/2021, Certifier: Larry S Neppl, Registrant: Corn Belt Telephone Company, 108 Main St., Wall Lake, IA 51466, Phone: (712) 664-2221, Fax: (712) 664-2083, Email:
  • Auburn, City Of Auburn (Lat: 42.249111 Lon: -94.872944), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 57 m, Call Sign: WQWV323, Licensee ID: L00136768,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/30/2015, Expiration Date: 11/30/2025, Certifier: Larry Neppel, Registrant: Corn Belt Telephone, 108 Main Street, Wall Lake, IA 51466, Phone: (712) 664-2221, Fax: (712) 664-2083, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: W0DMC, Previous Call Sign: KC0ZEG, Licensee ID: L01225691, Grant Date: 09/22/2017, Expiration Date: 11/16/2027, Certifier: Darren M Clayton, Registrant: Darren M Clayton, 3930 Yankee Ave, Auburn, IA 51433

Most common first names in Auburn, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John975.9 years
Clara586.6 years
Frank577.6 years
Henry579.8 years
William583.4 years
Clarence474.0 years
Edward484.3 years
Florence481.7 years
Mary483.8 years
Eunice383.4 years
Most common last names in Auburn, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Schulte875.5 years
Garnatz686.1 years
Janssen679.8 years
Heim676.8 years
Hook582.6 years
Ortner561.0 years
Finley576.2 years
Lesle481.5 years
Richardson486.7 years
Hensel478.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Auburn, IA
  • 87.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.4%Utility gas
  • 2.2%Electricity
  • 2.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.2%Other fuel
  • 1.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Auburn, IA
  • 68.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 29.3%Electricity
  • 2.4%Utility gas


Auburn compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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