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. Auburn has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, 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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Auburn who work in office and administrative support (11.54%), sales jobs (11.54%), and food service (6.90%).

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 18.35 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The education level of Auburn citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.49% of adults 25 and older in Auburn have a college degree.

The per capita income in Auburn in 2010 was $20,910, 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 $83,640 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 African languages.