Introduction to Auburn, New York

Auburn, New York, in Cayuga county, is 22 miles W of Syracuse, New York and 117 miles E of Buffalo, New York. The city is located in the Syracuse metropolitan area.

Auburn History

The area now known as Auburn was established in 1793 by a veteran of the American Revolution, John L. Hardenbergh. It grew around a mill and was originally known as Hardenbergh's Corners. It was renamed Auburn in 1805. It was named after the Yorkshire town cited in "Deserted Village," a poem by Oliver Goldsmith. Auburn was initially incorporated as a village in 1815, and was reincorporated as a city in 1848.

Auburn and nearby Attractions

  • Casey Park
  • Cayuga Museum and Case Research Lab Museum
  • Emerson Park
  • Ward O'Hara Agricultural Museum of Cayuga County
  • Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center
  • William H. Seward House

Things To Do In Auburn

There are several parks and playgrounds in Auburn, including Hoopes Park, Pomeroy Park, Miles Park and Casey Park. You can also plan a trip to the Cayuga Museum of History and Art, Cayuga County - Ward W O'Hara Agricultural Museum, Champions for Life Sports Center and the Case Research Laboratory Museum. Golfers can spend their leisure hours at the Auburn Golf and Country Club.

Auburn Transportation

Air transportation is available from Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport.

Auburn Higher Education

Cayuga County Community College, and Cayuga Onondaga Boces are the higher educational institutes that lie within the city.


Total Population 27,264
Male Share of the Population 51.3%
Female Share of the Population 48.7%
Senior Citizens 16.3%
Employed Population 16+ 11,526
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 35.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.5%
Median Earnings25+ $31,603
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,580
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,708


Median Family Income $52,062
% Above Poverty Level 82.1%
% Below Poverty Level 17.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.8%
% Using Public Transportation 2.4%


People Living Alone 40.5%
Median Gross Rent $654
Median House Value $96,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.1%
US/American 0%
English 13.2%
Irish 20.9%

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

Auburn Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles W of Syracuse, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 117 miles E of Buffalo, New York
County Cayuga
Metro Area Syracuse
Standard Zip Codes 13021
P.O. Box Zip Codes 13022
Company Zip Codes 13024
Phone Area Codes 315
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.931
Longitude -76.566

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
Distance 1.3 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 39 to 59 F
Annual Precip 0 inches
Distance 14.4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches
Distance 29.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Aurelius (13021)

Fleming (13021)

Fosterville (13021)

Owasco (13021)

Sennett (13021)

Throop (13021)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cayuga 545 $68,214
Elbridge 5,860 $69,696
Skaneateles 7,235 $108,833

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

Auburn Public Libraries

Seymour Public Library District
Auburn, New York
(315) 252-2571
Library Web Site

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Auburn Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(315) 255-7011
Emergency Service: Yes

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