Introduction to Auburn, Georgia

Auburn, Georgia, in Barrow county, is 26 miles W of Athens, Georgia and 37 miles NE of Atlanta, Georgia.. The city is located in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Auburn has a population of 6,904.

Auburn History

The city of Auburn was established in 1892. The city derived its name from the red clay found in nearby land that was used to dye clothes to a rich auburn color. Auburn has a mix of residential and commercial areas, planned houses, apartments and green areas.

Auburn and nearby Attractions

  • Crawford W. Long Museum
  • Barrington Hall
  • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
  • Fort Yargo State Park
  • Vines Botanical Gardens

Things To Do In Auburn

Local parks include the James Shackelford Memorial Park, the Roy E. Parks children's Playground, the R.H. Burel Park, the Whistle-Stop Park and the Parks Family Sports Complex. The Crawford W. Long Museum, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, the Gwinnett History Museum and the Lanier Museum of Natural History are all accessible from Auburn as well.

Auburn Transportation

Air transportation is available from William Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport.

Auburn Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Agnes Scott College, Athens Technical College and Atlanta Christian College.


Total Population 7,388
Male Share of the Population 46.7%
Female Share of the Population 53.3%
Senior Citizens 7.7%
Employed Population 16+ 3,717
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 56.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.6%
Median Earnings25+ $31,780
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,328
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,101


Median Family Income $62,103
% Above Poverty Level 82.6%
% Below Poverty Level 17.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 39 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.2%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 18%
Median Gross Rent $850
Median House Value $108,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 34.6%
US/American 0%
English 16%
Irish 14.7%

Auburn Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles W of Athens, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 37 miles NE of Atlanta, Georgia
County Barrow
Metro Area Atlanta
Standard Zip Codes 30011
Phone Area Codes 770
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.013
Longitude -83.827

Auburn Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station WINDER 1 SSE
Distance 6.7 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 49 to 71 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches
Distance 26.4 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 51 F
Apr Temp 46 to 73 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 73 F
Annual Precip 52.2 inches
Distance 29.1 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 52 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bethlehem 747 $41,071
Braselton 8,212 $86,536
Dacula 4,664 $44,148
Hoschton 1,642 $70,000
Lawrenceville 29,364 $41,317
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