Auburn is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 85,699 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.
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 interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.85% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One downside of living in Auburn, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.00 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.
In terms of college education, Auburn is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.56% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Auburn in 2018 was $37,006, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $148,024 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 17.43% 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 22.83% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Auburn is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.