Auburn is a medium-sized city located in the state of Maine. With a population of 22,871 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Auburn is the fifth largest community in Maine. Auburn has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Auburn is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Auburn is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Auburn who work in office and administrative support (16.05%), sales jobs (11.89%), and management occupations (7.76%).
The citizens of Auburn are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.90% of adults in Auburn having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Auburn in 2010 was $26,545, which is upper middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $106,180 for a family of four. However, Auburn contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Auburn include French Canadian, French , Irish, and German.
The most common language spoken in Auburn is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.