Auburn, ME

Auburn profile

Living in Auburn

Auburn is a medium-sized city located in the state of Maine. With a population of 23,414 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Auburn is the fifth largest community in Maine. Much of the housing stock in Auburn was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

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 professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Auburn who work in office and administrative support (12.01%), management occupations (10.91%), and sales jobs (9.55%).

The percentage of people in Auburn who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.49% of adults in Auburn have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Auburn in 2018 was $31,362, which is upper middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $125,448 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, English, Irish, and German.

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