Introduction to Auburn, Maine

Auburn, Maine, in Androscoggin county, is 30 miles N of Portland, Maine and 127 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The city is located in the Lewiston-Auburn metropolitan area. Auburn has a population of 23,203.

Auburn History

The area was originally settled in 1786 as an integral part of Minot. Auburn was incorporated in 1842. It was named after the town in "The Deserted Village," a famous poem by Oliver Goldsmith. It was reincorporated as a city in 1968.

Auburn and nearby Attractions

  • Auburn Plaza Shopping Center
  • Rodney Bonney Memorial Park
  • Auburn Municipal Beach
  • Androscoggin County Historical Museum
  • Prospect Hill Golf Course

Things To Do In Auburn

Rodney Bonney Memorial Park, Pettingill Park and West Pitch Park offer various facilities for recreational activities. Auburn Municipal Beach is also a popular tourists destination. The Androscoggin County Historical Museum is a notable location that can be visited. Tourists can also take part in the Winter Carnival, which is celebrated in the city every year.

Auburn Transportation

Portland International Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Auburn Higher Education

Central Maine Technical College and Mid-State College are in the city. Others in the neighborhood include the University of Southern Maine, Saint Joseph’s College and the University of Maine at Augusta.


Total Population 22,960
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 16.7%
Employed Population 16+ 10,657
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 46.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.9%
Median Earnings25+ $34,425
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,473
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,952


Median Family Income $62,830
% Above Poverty Level 83%
% Below Poverty Level 17%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 33%
Median Gross Rent $707
Median House Value $153,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.6%
US/American 0.4%
English 20.9%
Irish 16%

Auburn Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles N of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 127 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Androscoggin
Metro Area Lewiston - Auburn
Standard Zip Codes 04210
P.O. Box Zip Codes 04211, 04212
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.097
Longitude -70.231

Auburn Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 0.8 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Distance 23.7 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 52 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 58 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
Distance 29.8 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 28 F
Apr Temp 29 to 53 F
Jul Temp 55 to 80 F
Oct Temp 32 to 58 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Greene 4,349 $70,245
Lewiston 36,410 $47,004
Lisbon 8,936 $61,107
Minot 2,610 $70,000
Sabattus 4,964 $56,840
Wales 1,963 $62,188

Auburn Public Libraries

Auburn Public Library
Auburn, Maine
(207) 782-3191
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