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Overview

Introduction to Auburn, Massachusetts

Auburn, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 5 miles S of Worcester, Massachusetts and 41 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is located in the Worcester metropolitan area.

Auburn History

Auburn was first settled in the year 1714. It was officially incorporated in 1778 as the town of Ward, in honor of the American Revolution General Artemas Ward. Before incorporation, most of the region that is covered by today’s Auburn was known as the South Parish of Worcester. The other portions fell within the town limits of Millbury and Leicester. The town was renamed "Auburn" in the year 1837 after the Post Office complained that the name "Ward" was too similar to the nearby town of Ware.

Auburn and nearby Attractions

  • Horgan Skating Rink
  • Rocketland Park
  • Pakachoag Golf Course
  • Crystal Caves Mini-Golf and Ice Cream
  • Hampton Place
  • AMF Bowling

Auburn Transportation

The local airport serving Auburn is Worcester Regional.

Auburn Higher Education

College of the Holy Cross serves the city.

People

Total Population 16,364
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 19%
Employed Population 16+ 8,296
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 53.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.1%
Median Earnings25+ $49,685
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $28,295
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,198

Wealth

Median Family Income $90,130
% Above Poverty Level 95.7%
% Below Poverty Level 4.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.9%
Median Gross Rent $960
Median House Value $240,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.5%
US/American 0.6%
English 8.6%
Irish 31.9%

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

Auburn Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles S of Worcester, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 41 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Worcester
Standard Zip Codes 01501
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.194
Longitude -71.836

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 WORCESTER RGNL AP
Distance 5.6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 54 F
Jul Temp 61 to 79 F
Oct Temp 41 to 58 F
Annual Precip 49 inches
Station BUFFUMVILLE LAKE
Distance 6.3 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 34 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 48.8 inches
Station WEST THOMPSON LAKE
Distance 17.2 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 35 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Grafton 18,219 $114,387
Leicester 11,224 $81,809
Millbury 13,391 $86,131
Oxford 6,108 $86,595
Sutton 9,141 $115,486
Worcester 183,382 $56,221

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

Auburn Public Libraries

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Auburn Free Public Library
369 SOUTHBRIDGE ST.
Auburn, Massachusetts
(508) 832-7790

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Auburn High Schools

AUBURN SENIOR HIGH
99 AUBURN STREET
508-832-7711
Serves 633 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.2

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