Auburn, West Virginia

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Population in 2014: 93 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.7%
 
Males: 35  (38.5%)
Females: 58  (61.5%)
Median resident age:  35.1 years
West Virginia median age:  42.3 years

Zip code: 26325

Estimated median household income in 2016: $26,706 (it was $19,063 in 2000)
Auburn:

$26,706
WV:

$43,385

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $12,579 (it was $8,548 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $52,803 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Auburn:

$52,803
WV:

$117,900
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Auburn: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (26.7%), German (17.3%), English (10.7%), Hungarian (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 830 feet

Land area: 0.33 square miles.

Population density: 278 people per square mile   (very low).

Auburn, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Auburn:

  • High school or higher: 74.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Auburn town:

  • Never married: 31.7%
  • Now married: 49.9%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 5.4%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Auburn, West Virginia as of March 26, 2019.
The ratio of number of residents in Auburn to the number of sex offenders is 122 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $413 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $219 (0.5%)

Auburn satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (66.5 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (104.2 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (310.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Pullman, WV (2.9 miles) , Glenville, WV (3.3 miles ), Harrisville, WV (3.6 miles ), Sand Fork, WV (3.7 miles) , Pennsboro, WV (3.8 miles ), West Union, WV (3.8 miles ), Ellenboro, WV (4.0 miles ), Grantsville, WV (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 39.10 N, Longitude: 80.86 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

Auburn household income distribution Auburn home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.9%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +14 (+15.7%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (67%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (31%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (15%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (60%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Sales and related occupations (31%)
  • Production occupations (23%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Auburn, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Auburn-area historical tornado activity is slightly below West Virginia state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/1/1986, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.7 miles away from the Auburn town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/7/1956, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 15.7 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Auburn-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 167.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 177.7 miles away from Auburn center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 174.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 176.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 143.3 miles away from Auburn center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 147.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ritchie County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Auburn topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Auburn:

  • PINE VIEW NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; HARRISVILLE, WV)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Auburn:

  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 36 miles; Parkersburg, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,619)
  • Fairmont State University (about 46 miles; Fairmont, WV; FT enrollment: 3,714)
  • West Virginia University (about 61 miles; Morgantown, WV; FT enrollment: 27,429)
  • Waynesburg University (about 67 miles; Waynesburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,080)
  • Ohio University-Main Campus (about 69 miles; Athens, OH; FT enrollment: 26,181)
  • West Virginia State University (about 70 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • West Liberty University (about 76 miles; West Liberty, WV; FT enrollment: 2,728)

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Cemetery: Auburn Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Right Fork Bone Creek (A), Left Fork Bone Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Ritchie County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 31.7%
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  60.0%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.4%
Whole state:  6.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
West Virginia average:

11.1

Auburn travel time to work - commute Auburn mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Auburn town (based on Ritchie County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,30927
Evangelical Protestant1,01317
Other2683
Black Protestant1781
Catholic971
None6,584-
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: 4
Ritchie County:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Ritchie County:

1.94 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Ritchie County:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

13.0%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Ritchie County:

30.4%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.1%
State:

13.1%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$125
Totals for Government 0$0 7$125

4.28% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,873 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.28%
West Virginia average:

5.16%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Wood County, WV  0.88% ($47,176 average AGI)
from Doddridge County, WV  0.41% ($26,125)
from Harrison County, WV  0.26% ($60,100)


5.32% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,096 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.32%
West Virginia average:

5.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Wood County, WV  1.55% ($20,311 average AGI)
to Pleasants County, WV  0.56% ($32,318)
to Harrison County, WV  0.43% ($26,647)

Strongest AM radio stations in Auburn:

  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBRJ (910 AM; 5 kW; MARIETTA, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WADC (1050 AM; 5 kW; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WMMN (920 AM; 5 kW; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FANTASIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBUC (1460 AM; 5 kW; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHAW (980 AM; 1 kW; WESTON, WV; Owner: STEPHEN R. PETERS)
  • WBGS (1030 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Auburn:

  • WVPW (88.9 FM; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WAJR-FM (103.3 FM; SALEM, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF SALEM)
  • WWLW (106.5 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CLARKSBURG)
  • WZWA (90.1 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKJL (88.1 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WPDX-FM (104.9 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: TSCHUDY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WOBG-FM (105.7 FM; SALEM, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WGIE (92.7 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WFBY (102.3 FM; WESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WRRR-FM (93.9 FM; ST. MARYS, WV; Owner: SEVEN RANGES RADIO COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Auburn:

  • WDTV (Channel 5; WESTON, WV; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVFX (Channel 46; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: DAVIS TELEVISION CLARKSBURG, LLC)
  • WBOY-TV (Channel 12; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • $460,000Total costs
  • 305Total average daily traffic
  • 27Total average daily truck traffic
  • 382Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Electricity (8%)

Auburn compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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