Auburn is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 81,464 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 (13.43%), sales jobs (10.38%), and management occupations (8.20%).
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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Auburn, the average commute to work is 32.66 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
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 percentage of people in Auburn who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.48% of adults in Auburn have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Auburn in 2018 was $33,795, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $135,180 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 16.80% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Auburn include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Ukrainian.
In addition, Auburn has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (21.07%).
The most common language spoken in Auburn is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.