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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,758
Male Share of the Population50.3%
Female Share of the Population49.7%
Senior Citizens18.1%
Employed Population 16+6,188
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married48.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.6%
Median Earnings25+$35,138
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,061
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,754

Wealth

Median Family Income$66,250
% Above Poverty Level87.7%
% Below Poverty Level12.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone39.1%
Median Gross Rent$649
Median House Value$104,500

Ancestry

English14.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.3%
Irish12.8%
French Except Basque5.3%
Dutch2.7%
Scottish2.5%
Italian1.5%
Polish1.5%
Swedish1.2%
Slovak0.7%
Swiss0.7%
Danishn0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Belgian0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Australian0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Hungarian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Czech0.1%
German0.1%
Austrian0.1%
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Auburn Almanac

CategoryValue
County DeKalb County
Standard Zip Codes46706
Phone Area Codes260
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude41.36
Approximate Longitude-85.05

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 2 SSE
Distance2.6 miles
Jan Temp17 to 31 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 63 F
Annual Precip35.4 inches
StationPRAIRIE HEIGHTS
Distance20 miles
Jan Temp13 to 29 F
Apr Temp37 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 61 F
Annual Precip35.4 inches
StationFORT WAYNE BAER AP
Distance26.9 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip36.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Altona226$76,111
Butler2,636$45,179
Corunna288$47,917
St. Joe467$57,656
Waterloo2,166$52,870

Auburn Public Libraries

Eckhart Public Library
603 SOUTH JACKSON STREET
Auburn, Indiana
(260) 925-2414

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Auburn Hospitals

Northeastern Center
1850 Wesley Rd
(260) 927-0726
Dekalb Health
(Non-profit)
1316 E Seventh St
(260) 925-4600

Auburn Public Schools

James R Watson Elem School
901 Eckhart Ave
ZIP: 46706
(260) 920-1014
Primary
Total Enrollment 625
Mckenney-harrison Elem School
320 Van Auken St
ZIP: 46706
(260) 920-1015
Primary
Total Enrollment 552

Auburn Private Schools

Lakewood Park Christian School
5555 County Road 29
ZIP: 46706
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 511
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