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Overview

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 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.

People

Total Population 12,979
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 16.5%
Employed Population 16+ 6,003
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 47.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.6%
Median Earnings25+ $32,589
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,165
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,578

Wealth

Median Family Income $65,454
% Above Poverty Level 85.2%
% Below Poverty Level 14.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 36.8%
Median Gross Rent $647
Median House Value $105,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.6%
US/American 0%
English 11.6%
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 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

Notes:

  • 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
Station PRAIRIE HEIGHTS
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
Station FORT WAYNE BAER AP
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 228 $61,875
Butler 2,870 $36,942
Corunna 245 $42,750
St. Joe 511 $48,750

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

Auburn Public Libraries

Library
Eckhart Pl
603 S JACKSON ST
Auburn, Indiana
(260) 925-2414
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Auburn Hospitals

DEKALB MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1316 EAST SEVENTH STREET
(260) 925-4600
Emergency Service: Yes

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