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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,393
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens19.6%
Employed Population 16+8,260
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married54.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37.6%
Median Earnings25+$50,968
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$35,682
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,792

Wealth

Median Family Income$90,471
% Above Poverty Level95.4%
% Below Poverty Level4.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone27.6%
Median Gross Rent$989
Median House Value$239,800

Ancestry

Irish30.2%
Italian14.7%
French Except Basque14.4%
Polish10.6%
English9.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)9.6%
Canadian6.4%
Swedish5.3%
German4.4%
Lithuanian2.5%
Scottish1.5%
Arab1.1%
Greek1%
Dutch1%
African0.9%
Russian0.7%
Lebanese0.7%
Hungarian0.6%
Ghanaian0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
US/American0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Albanian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Iraqi0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Latvian0.1%
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Auburn Almanac

CategoryValue
County Worcester County
Standard Zip Codes1501
Phone Area Codes508,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.2
Approximate Longitude-71.83

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)

StationWORCESTER RGNL AP
Distance5.6 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 54 F
Jul Temp61 to 79 F
Oct Temp41 to 58 F
Annual Precip49 inches
StationBUFFUMVILLE LAKE
Distance6.3 miles
Jan Temp12 to 34 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp59 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 61 F
Annual Precip48.8 inches
StationWEST THOMPSON LAKE
Distance17.2 miles
Jan Temp13 to 35 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Grafton18,330$125,071
Leicester11,229$87,790
Millbury13,431$88,622
Oxford5,927$80,766
Sutton9,208$113,060
Worcester183,677$58,604

Auburn Public Libraries

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

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Auburn Public Schools

Auburn Middle
10 Swanson Road
ZIP: 1501
(508) 832-7722
Middle
Total Enrollment 592
Pakachoag
110 Pakachoag Street
ZIP: 1501
(508) 832-7788
Primary
Total Enrollment 259
Mary D Stone
10 Church Street
ZIP: 1501
(508) 832-7766
Primary
Total Enrollment 257
Auburn Senior High
99 Auburn Street
ZIP: 1501
(508) 832-7711
High
Total Enrollment 708
Julia Bancroft
3 Vinal Street
ZIP: 1501
(508) 832-7744
Primary
Total Enrollment 301
Bryn Mawr
35 Swanson Road
ZIP: 1501
(508) 832-7733
Primary
Total Enrollment 252

Auburn Private Schools

The Goddard School
494 Washington St
ZIP: 1501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Montessori Children's House Of Auburn
135 Bryn Mawr Ave
ZIP: 1501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
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