Auburn is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 87,256 people and 24 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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Auburn who work in office and administrative support (12.92%), sales jobs (10.04%), and management occupations (8.34%).
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 32.61 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.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Auburn is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Auburn, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The overall education level of Auburn is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.78% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Auburn in 2018 was $35,288, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $141,152 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 16.50% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Auburn include German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and Ukrainian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Auburn's cultural character, accounting for 21.35% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Auburn is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.