Auburn, NY
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Auburn is a medium-sized city located in the state of New York. With a population of 26,985 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Auburn is the 52nd largest community in New York. 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.

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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Auburn who work in office and administrative support (13.89%), sales jobs (11.76%), and food service (7.66%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Auburn spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.49 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The percentage of adults in Auburn who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.73% of the adults in Auburn have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Auburn in 2010 was $20,678, which is low income relative to New York, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $82,712 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Auburn include Italian, German, English, and Polish.

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