Auburn, ME
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Auburn is a medium-sized city located in the state of Maine. With a population of 22,948 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 (12.26%), sales jobs (10.47%), and management occupations (10.40%).

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Auburn is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Auburn area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The percentage of people in Auburn who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.18% of adults in Auburn have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Auburn in 2010 was $28,133, which is upper middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $112,532 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Auburn include French , English, Irish, and German.

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