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Overview

Introduction to Auburn, California

Auburn, California, in Placer county, is 15 miles NE of Roseville, California (center to center) and 31 miles NE of Sacramento, California. The city is located in the Sacramento metropolitan area. 

Auburn History

The Nisenan, who were native people of America were the first inhabitants of this area. Modern settlers arrived in 1848. These settlers were gold miners who were going to the gold fields in Coloma, California. The party decided to settle down here after they discovered gold deposits. The area then developed rapidly as a mining camp, and adopted the name Auburn in 1849. It was incorporated in 1860.

Auburn and nearby Attractions

  • Auburn State Recreation Area
  • Auburn Public Library
  • Gold Country Fairgrounds
  • Auburn Skate Park

Things To Do In Auburn

Auburn is also known as the 'Endurance Capital of the World' because it is home to the Auburn State Recreation Area which hosts several endurance events. Auburn is a lively and energetic city. It offers many opportunities for shopping and dining. Those who are interested in knowing the glorious history of the city can visit the museums or participate in historical walking tours that are available in Old Town.

Auburn Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Sacramento International Airport.

Auburn Higher Education

The Sierra College offers facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,858
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens22.9%
Employed Population 16+5,994
Age of the Population50

Families

% of people married48.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.2%
Median Earnings25+$36,333
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,972
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,568

Wealth

Median Family Income$75,396
% Above Poverty Level87.1%
% Below Poverty Level12.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home9.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone35.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,066
Median House Value$371,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.3%
German18.5%
Irish13.3%
English10.5%
Italian7.3%
French Except Basque5.4%
Scottish3.5%
Norwegian3.1%
Polish2.9%
Portuguese2.6%
Swedish2.2%
Dutch2%
Russian1.1%
Greek1.1%
Swiss1%
Danishn1%
Welsh0.8%
Canadian0.7%
West Indian0.6%
Haitian0.6%
Ukrainian0.5%
Croatian0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Iranian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Israeli0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Basque0.2%
Australian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Belgian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Maltese0.1%
African0.1%
South African0.1%
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Auburn Almanac

CategoryValue
County Placer County
Standard Zip Codes95602, 95603
P.O. Box Zip Codes95604
Phone Area Codes530
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude39
Approximate Longitude-121.09

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)

StationAUBURN
Distance0.5 miles
Jan Temp38 to 54 F
Apr Temp45 to 68 F
Jul Temp63 to 91 F
Oct Temp52 to 76 F
Annual Precip36.5 inches
StationFOLSOM DAM
Distance14.5 miles
Jan Temp39 to 55 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp61 to 95 F
Oct Temp53 to 79 F
Annual Precip24.6 inches
StationGRASS VALLEY NO 2
Distance21 miles
Jan Temp31 to 53 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp55 to 87 F
Oct Temp43 to 72 F
Annual Precip53 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Colfax2,189$46,417
Folsom74,960$120,569
Lincoln45,675$85,225
Loomis6,690$83,615
Rocklin60,509$102,345
Roseville128,276$96,968

Auburn Public Libraries

Placer County Library
350 NEVADA ST.
Auburn, California
(530) 886-4550

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Auburn Hospitals

Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital
(Non-profit)
11815 Education Street

Auburn Public Schools

Chana High (continuation)
3775 Richardson Dr.
ZIP: 95602
High
Total Enrollment 125
Maidu High Independent Study
3775 Richardson Dr.
ZIP: 95602
High
Total Enrollment 104
Alta Vista Community Charter
173 Oak St.
ZIP: 95603
Primary
Total Enrollment 124
Auburn Elementary
11400 Lariat Ranch Rd.
ZIP: 95603
Primary
Total Enrollment 509
Bowman Charter
13777 Bowman Rd.
ZIP: 95603
Primary
Total Enrollment 556
Ev Cain 21st Century Stem Charter
150 Palm Ave.
ZIP: 95603
Middle
Total Enrollment 679
Forty-niner Rop
360 Nevada St.
ZIP: 95603
High
Placer County Community Schools
360 Nevada St.
ZIP: 95603
Other
Total Enrollment 49
Placer County Court Schools
360 Nevada St.
ZIP: 95603
Other
Total Enrollment 14
Placer County Pathways Charter
360 Nevada St.
ZIP: 95603
Other
Total Enrollment 288
Placer County Special Education
360 Nevada St.
ZIP: 95603
Other
Total Enrollment 117
Placer High
275 Orange St.
ZIP: 95603
High
Total Enrollment 1386
Rock Creek Elementary
3050 Bell Rd.
ZIP: 95603
Primary
Total Enrollment 282
Skyridge Elementary
800 Perkins Way
ZIP: 95603
Primary
Total Enrollment 466

Auburn Private Schools

Forest Lake Christian School
12515 Combie Rd
ZIP: 95602
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 427
Adms-auburn Discovery Montessori School
1273 High St
ZIP: 95603
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Calvary Chapel Christian School
202 Dairy Rd
ZIP: 95603
Elementary
Total Enrollment 64
St Joseph Parish School
11610 Atwood Rd
ZIP: 95603
Elementary
Total Enrollment 171
United Auburn Indian Community Tribal School
10720 Indian Hill Rd
ZIP: 95603
Elementary
Total Enrollment 39
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