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Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population22,943
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens15.9%
Employed Population 16+11,137
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married46.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.2%
Median Earnings25+$35,538
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,337
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,496

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,076
% Above Poverty Level85.2%
% Below Poverty Level14.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work5%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone31.3%
Median Gross Rent$739
Median House Value$152,200

Ancestry

Canadian20.7%
French Except Basque20.1%
English17.9%
Irish17.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.1%
German6.2%
Italian5%
Scottish3.3%
Polish2.5%
Swedish2%
Portuguese1.1%
Greek0.8%
Dutch0.8%
African0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Lithuanian0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Russian0.4%
Somali0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
US/American0.4%
Finnish0.4%
West Indian0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Ethiopian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
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Auburn Almanac

CategoryValue
County Androscoggin County
Standard Zip Codes4210
P.O. Box Zip Codes4211, 4212
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude44.08
Approximate Longitude-70.24

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)

StationLEWISTON
Distance0.8 miles
Jan Temp12 to 29 F
Apr Temp35 to 54 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp40 to 58 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches
StationGARDINER
Distance23.7 miles
Jan Temp7 to 29 F
Apr Temp33 to 52 F
Jul Temp58 to 80 F
Oct Temp37 to 58 F
Annual Precip43.9 inches
StationEAST HIRAM
Distance29.8 miles
Jan Temp3 to 28 F
Apr Temp29 to 53 F
Jul Temp55 to 80 F
Oct Temp32 to 58 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Greene4,353$67,689
Lewiston36,277$52,225
Lisbon8,873$64,716
Minot2,588$67,500
Sabattus5,006$59,882
Wales1,836$76,000

Auburn Public Libraries

Auburn Public Library
49 SPRING STREET
Auburn, Maine
(207) 333-6640

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Auburn Public Schools

Auburn Middle School
38 Falcon Drive
ZIP: 4210
(207) 333-6655
Middle
Total Enrollment 514
East Auburn Community School
15 Andrew Drive
ZIP: 4210
(207) 782-4142
Primary
Total Enrollment 182
Edward Little High School
77 Harris Street
ZIP: 4210
(207) 333-6652
High
Total Enrollment 987
Fairview School
397 Minot Avenue
ZIP: 4210
(207) 784-3559
Primary
Total Enrollment 579
Park Avenue Elementary School
161 Park Avenue
ZIP: 4210
(207) 333-6657
Primary
Total Enrollment 382
Sherwood Heights Elementary Sch
32 Sherwood Drive
ZIP: 4210
(207) 783-8526
Primary
Total Enrollment 415
Walton School
92 Mary Carroll Street
ZIP: 4210
(207) 784-1528
Primary
Total Enrollment 282
Washburn School
35 Lake Auburn Avenue
ZIP: 4210
(207) 784-5467
Primary
Total Enrollment 246

Auburn Private Schools

Androscoggin Learning & Transition Center
15 Sachard Heart Pl
ZIP: 4210
Secondary
Total Enrollment 16
Margaret Murphy Center For Children-charles
27 Charles St
ZIP: 4210
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Margaret Murphy Center For Children-rodman
415 Rodman Rd
ZIP: 4210
Elementary
Total Enrollment 25
The Renaissance School
15 Sacred Heart Pl
ZIP: 4210
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
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