Introduction to Auburn, Indiana

Auburn, Indiana, in De Kalb county, is 17 miles N of Fort Wayne, Indiana and 79 miles W of Toledo, Ohio. The city is located in the Fort Wayne metropolitan area. Auburn has a population of 12,074.

Auburn History

The city of Auburn was founded by Wesley Park in 1836. The community was named after the city of Auburn in England. Auburn is the county seat of the DeKalb county. One of America's largest rubber toy manufacturers, the Auburn Rubber Company, ran out of Auburn from 1935 to 1959. The city of Auburn is nicknamed the "Home of the Classics," in reference to the 'classic' automobiles that were once manufactured here.

Auburn and nearby Attractions

  • Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum
  • Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
  • Trinity Church
  • Mott Cemetery
  • Desoto Park
  • Chain O'Lakes State Park

Things To Do In Auburn

From the city of Auburn, one can visit the home of author and nature photographer Gene Stratton-Porter. The Mid-America Windmill Museum, the Hoosier Air Museum and the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum are also close by. The city has a large number of parks that have facilities for various sports and other activities. Auburn also hosts the popular Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival and the HistoryFest every year.

Auburn Transportation

Fort Wayne International is the nearest major airport.

Auburn Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are provided by Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne, Spring Arbor University and Kellogg Community College.


Total Population 12,972
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 15.8%
Employed Population 16+ 6,006
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 50.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.7%
Median Earnings25+ $35,063
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,045
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,932


Median Family Income $63,517
% Above Poverty Level 85.8%
% Below Poverty Level 14.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 32.6%
Median Gross Rent $639
Median House Value $103,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.1%
US/American 0%
English 10.6%
Irish 16.5%

Auburn Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles N of Fort Wayne, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 79 miles W of Toledo, Ohio
County De Kalb
Metro Area Fort Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 46706
Phone Area Codes 260
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.37
Longitude -85.04

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 AUBURN 2 SSE
Distance 2.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 31 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.4 inches
Distance 20 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.4 inches
Distance 26.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Auburn Junction (46706)

Norland Park (46706)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Altona 255 $73,125
Butler 2,908 $37,140
Corunna 243 $43,500
St. Joe 438 $41,429

Auburn Public Libraries

Eckhart Pl
Auburn, Indiana
(260) 925-2414
Library Web Site

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Auburn Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(260) 925-4600
Emergency Service: Yes

These schools offer particularly quick info upon request, and we have written detailed profiles for each (click school names to see the profiles). Request info from multiple schools, by clicking the Request Info links.
Results:  5
Matching School Ads
  • BS in Business Administration - Project Management
  • MSHUS- Family and Community Services
  • AAS in Information Technology - Network Administration
  • Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion)
  • Master of Science in Management - Healthcare Management
  • Master of Science in Information Technology - Network Management
  • A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.
  • Bookkeeping
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • HVACR Technician
  • Advance your career with our affordable, self-paced, career-focused distance education programs.
  • Doctor of Ministry: Evangelism & Church Planting
  • M.Div: Homiletics
  • MA Christian Ministry: Evangelism & Church Planting
  • Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.

  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Certified Dog Trainer Instructor Course
  • Grooming Instruction
  • Interested in a career as a professional dog trainer? Animal Behavior College is the place to start.
Study Online in Auburn
Matching School Ads

Career and College Resources

Real-World Career Reports
Career References and Original Articles
College Directories and Lists
Additional Resources
Info for Auburn Government Officials

Are you an official in the Auburn government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top
SPEAK TO AN ADVISOR 1.844.285.6104