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.

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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Auburn who work in office and administrative support (14.65%), sales jobs (11.34%), and management occupations (8.24%).

The percentage of people in Auburn who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.49% of adults in Auburn have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Auburn in 2010 was $26,621, which is upper middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $106,484 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 English, French , Irish, and German.

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