Auburn, WA
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Auburn is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 77,006 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Auburn is the 14th largest community in Washington.

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 (16.12%), sales jobs (10.37%), and management occupations (7.90%).

Also of interest is that Auburn has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In Auburn, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.63 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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 citizens of Auburn are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.94% of adults in Auburn having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Auburn in 2010 was $27,405, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $109,620 for a family of four. However, Auburn contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Auburn is an extremely 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 Asian. Auburn also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.53% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Auburn include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.

In addition, Auburn has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.45%).

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