Auburn is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 13,953 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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Auburn is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 (13.52%), sales jobs (12.73%), and management occupations (11.43%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.61% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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 overall education level of Auburn citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.93% of adults in Auburn have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Auburn in 2010 was $35,021, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $140,084 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. Important ancestries of people in Auburn include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Auburn is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.