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Overview

Introduction to Auburn, California

Auburn, California, in Placer county, is 15 miles NE of Roseville, California (center to center) and 31 miles NE of Sacramento, California. The city is located in the Sacramento metropolitan area. 

Auburn History

The Nisenan, who were native people of America were the first inhabitants of this area. Modern settlers arrived in 1848. These settlers were gold miners who were going to the gold fields in Coloma, California. The party decided to settle down here after they discovered gold deposits. The area then developed rapidly as a mining camp, and adopted the name Auburn in 1849. It was incorporated in 1860.

Auburn and nearby Attractions

  • Auburn State Recreation Area
  • Auburn Public Library
  • Gold Country Fairgrounds
  • Auburn Skate Park

Things To Do In Auburn

Auburn is also known as the 'Endurance Capital of the World' because it is home to the Auburn State Recreation Area which hosts several endurance events. Auburn is a lively and energetic city. It offers many opportunities for shopping and dining. Those who are interested in knowing the glorious history of the city can visit the museums or participate in historical walking tours that are available in Old Town.

Auburn Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Sacramento International Airport.

Auburn Higher Education

The Sierra College offers facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 13,785
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 21.9%
Employed Population 16+ 5,787
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 49.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.9%
Median Earnings25+ $36,474
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,406
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,425

Wealth

Median Family Income $73,826
% Above Poverty Level 87.2%
% Below Poverty Level 12.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 8.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,040
Median House Value $340,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.2%
US/American 0%
English 11.1%
Irish 14.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Auburn Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles NE of Roseville, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 31 miles NE of Sacramento, California
County Placer
Standard Zip Codes 95602, 95603
P.O. Box Zip Codes 95604
Phone Area Codes 530
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.896
Longitude -121.075

Auburn Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station AUBURN
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 54 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 63 to 91 F
Oct Temp 52 to 76 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Station FOLSOM DAM
Distance 14.5 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 55 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 61 to 95 F
Oct Temp 53 to 79 F
Annual Precip 24.6 inches
Station GRASS VALLEY NO 2
Distance 21 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 55 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 72 F
Annual Precip 53 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Auburn, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bowman (95604)

Christian Valley (95603)

Clipper Gap (95603)

Ophir (95603)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Colfax 2,210 $45,563
Folsom 74,156 $119,032
Lincoln 45,038 $80,705
Loomis 6,648 $95,875
Rocklin 59,727 $93,286
Roseville 126,327 $93,377

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Auburn Public Libraries

Library
Auburn-placer County Library
350 NEVADA ST.
Auburn, California
(530) 886-4500

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Auburn Hospitals

SUTTER AUBURN FAITH HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
11815 EDUCATION STREET
(530) 888-4500
Emergency Service: Yes

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Auburn High Schools

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PLACER HIGH
275 ORANGE ST.
530-885-4581
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,683 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.5

SPECIAL EDUCATION
360 NEVADA ST.
530-745-1389
A Special Education School
Serves 536 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.6

MAIDU HIGH (ALT)
3775 RICHARDSON DR.
530-885-8401
A Non-traditional School
Serves 273 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.8

CHANA HIGH (CONT.)
3775 RICHARDSON DR.
530-885-8401
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 218 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

PLACER COUNTY COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
360 NEVADA STREET
530-889-8020
A Non-traditional School
Serves 97 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.4

PLACER COUNTY COURT SCHOOLS
360 NEVADA ST.
530-745-1389
A Non-traditional School
Serves 63 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.1

ADOLESCENT DAY TREATMENT AT DEWITT
11484 B AVE.
530-886-4400
A Special Education School
Serves 7 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7

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