Auburn, CA

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Living in Auburn

Auburn is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 14,103 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Auburn is the 372nd largest community in California.

Housing costs in Auburn are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Auburn is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.70% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Auburn is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Auburn who work in office and administrative support (14.29%), sales jobs (13.02%), and management occupations (12.49%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.22% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

The education level of Auburn citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.79% of adults in Auburn have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Auburn in 2010 was $39,328, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $157,312 for a family of four. However, Auburn contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Auburn is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Auburn home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Auburn residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Auburn also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.29% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Auburn include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Auburn is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.