Auburn is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 81,905 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Auburn is the 14th largest community in Washington.
Housing costs in Auburn are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Washington.
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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Auburn who work in office and administrative support (12.96%), sales jobs (9.92%), and management occupations (7.86%).
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.
One downside of living in Auburn, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.86 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
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 24.33% of adults in Auburn having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Auburn in 2010 was $31,229, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $124,916 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 16.22% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Auburn include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Ukrainian.
Auburn also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 21.17%.
The most common language spoken in Auburn is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.