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Overview

Introduction to Auburn, Washington

Auburn is located in the Green River Valley, situated between Seattle and Tacoma with the majestic Mt. Rainier in the visible distance. The White River and the Green River run through the city of Auburn. Well positioned, it's a 30 minute drive to thriving Seattle and Tacoma can be reached in only 20 minutes. People who commute to their jobs in Seattle have the opportunity to ride the Sounder Train that takes 20 minutes to reach the city. Due partially to Auburn's close proximity to metro Seattle, Auburn has seen a significant population growth over the years; however homes are still reasonably priced. For over 150 years the city of Auburn has been the setting for farming, industry and a variety of businesses.

Outdoor activities are popular in the Auburn area for residents and tourists. Mt. Rainer, Crystal Mountain as well as the Snoqualmie Ski resort are approximately an hour away. Residents and visitors enjoy using the biking and walking trails in the area. The city offers over 30 parks and three quality golf courses. The nearby rivers provide excellent fishing opportunities.

History

The city of Auburn was incorporated with the name Slaughter in honor of William Slaughter who was killed during a clash with Indians in 1855. A group of pioneers from Auburn, New York settled in the town of Slaughter and had the audacity to change the name of the small town to Auburn. Before settlers took over the area, Indian tribes including the Stkamish, Skopamish and the Smalhkamish considered the area their home. Auburn is home to three sites that are included on the National and State Registers of Historic Places.

Attractions

The historic downtown area features historic architecture along with a wide variety of specialty shops such as antique and jewelry shops. It's a popular destination for residents due to its wide variety of shopping opportunities and frequent events. The downtown area also includes a state-of-the-art hospital.

For those who enjoy horse racing, Auburn is home to the Emerald Downs thoroughbred racetrack. Some of the top racehorses in the Pacific Northwest challenge each other at this beautifully situated track. While watching the horses gallop around the oval, visitors will be treated to a superb view of Mt. Rainer. Numerous other attractions are located in the area including:

  • The Iron Horse Casino
  • Muckleshoot Casino
  • White River Amphitheatre
  • Super Mall
  • White River Valley Museum

Demographics

People

Total Population75,607
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens10.9%
Employed Population 16+34,402
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married47.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23%
Median Earnings25+$39,906
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,398
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,303

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,935
% Above Poverty Level85.5%
% Below Poverty Level14.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation6.7%

Housing

People Living Alone25.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,065
Median House Value$241,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38.1%
German15.8%
Irish8.6%
English7.6%
Norwegian4.8%
Italian3.8%
Ukrainian3.1%
French Except Basque3%
Swedish2.9%
Scottish2%
Dutch1.5%
Russian1.4%
Polish1.1%
African0.9%
Canadian0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Greek0.6%
Czech0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Finnish0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Arab0.4%
Turkish0.3%
Afghan)0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Ethiopian0.2%
Ghanaian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Sudanese0.2%
Egyptian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
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Auburn Almanac

CategoryValue
County King County
Standard Zip Codes98002, 98092, 98001, 98047, 98003, 98023
P.O. Box Zip Codes98071, 98063, 98093
Phone Area Codes253
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude47.31
Approximate Longitude-122.22

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)

StationKENT
Distance7.6 miles
Jan Temp35 to 47 F
Apr Temp42 to 61 F
Jul Temp55 to 77 F
Oct Temp44 to 62 F
Annual Precip39.5 inches
StationSEATTLE TACOMA AP
Distance11.8 miles
Jan Temp36 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 58 F
Jul Temp55 to 75 F
Oct Temp46 to 60 F
Annual Precip37 inches
StationBUCKLEY 1 NE
Distance14.4 miles
Jan Temp32 to 45 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp51 to 76 F
Oct Temp41 to 60 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Algona3,140$59,293
Edgewood9,862$92,208
Federal Way93,986$67,286
Kent125,492$69,862
Milton7,239$81,413
Pacific7,042$57,694

Auburn Hospitals

Multicare Auburn Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
202 North Division St
(253) 833-7711
Auburn Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
Plaza One; 202 North Division
(253) 333-2504

Auburn Public Schools

Camelot Elementary School
4041 S 298th
ZIP: 98001
(253) 945-2500
Primary
Total Enrollment 337
Evergreen Heights Elementary
5602 S 316th St
ZIP: 98001
(253) 931-4974
Primary
Total Enrollment 531
Kilo Middle School
4400 S 308th St
ZIP: 98001
(253) 945-4700
Middle
Total Enrollment 539
Lake Dolloff Elementary School
4200 S 308th St
ZIP: 98001
(253) 945-2800
Primary
Total Enrollment 418
Lakeland Elementary School
35827 32nd Av S
ZIP: 98001
(253) 945-3000
Primary
Total Enrollment 378
Meredith Hill Elementary School
5830 S 300th St
ZIP: 98001
(253) 945-3200
Primary
Total Enrollment 408
Sequoyah Middle School
3425 S 360th St
ZIP: 98001
(253) 945-3675
Middle
Total Enrollment 526
Thomas Jefferson High School
4248 S 288th St
ZIP: 98001
(253) 945-5600
High
Total Enrollment 1830
Valhalla Elementary School
27847 42nd Av S
ZIP: 98001
(253) 945-4300
Primary
Total Enrollment 603
West Auburn Senior High School
401 W Main St
ZIP: 98001
(253) 931-4990
High
Total Enrollment 261
Auburn Senior High School
711 E Main St
ZIP: 98002
(253) 931-4880
High
Total Enrollment 1554
Cascade Middle School
1015 24th St Ne
ZIP: 98002
(253) 931-4995
Middle
Total Enrollment 735
Dick Scobee Elementary School
1031 14th St Ne
ZIP: 98002
(253) 931-4984
Primary
Total Enrollment 514
Gildo Rey Elementary School
1005 37th St Se
ZIP: 98002
(253) 931-4952
Primary
Total Enrollment 600
Mt Baker Middle School
620 37th St Se
ZIP: 98002
(253) 804-4555
Middle
Total Enrollment 914
Olympic Middle School
1825 K St Se
ZIP: 98002
(253) 931-4966
Middle
Total Enrollment 703
Pioneer Elementary School
2301 M St Se
ZIP: 98002
(253) 931-4986
Primary
Total Enrollment 499
Special Ed School
502 4th St Ne
ZIP: 98002
(253) 931-4927
Other
Total Enrollment 128
Terminal Park Elementary School
1101 D St Se
ZIP: 98002
(253) 931-4978
Primary
Total Enrollment 411
Washington Elementary School
20 E St Ne
ZIP: 98002
(253) 391-4988
Primary
Total Enrollment 463
Arthur Jacobsen Elementary
29205 132nd Ave Se
ZIP: 98092
(253) 630-2441
Primary
Total Enrollment 576
Auburn Mountainview High School
28900 124th Ave Se
ZIP: 98092
(253) 804-4539
High
Total Enrollment 1531
Auburn Riverside High School
501 Oravetz Rd Se
ZIP: 98092
(253) 804-5161
High
Total Enrollment 1638
Chinook Elementary School
3502 Auburn Way S
ZIP: 98092
(253) 931-4980
Primary
Total Enrollment 389
Green River Community College
12401 Se 320th St
ZIP: 98092
(253) 833-9111
High
Hazelwood Elementary School
11815 Se 304th St
ZIP: 98092
(253) 931-4740
Primary
Total Enrollment 578
Ilalko Elementary School
301 Oravetz Pl Se
ZIP: 98092
(253) 931-4748
Primary
Total Enrollment 626
Lake View Elementary School
16401 Se 318th St
ZIP: 98092
(253) 931-4830
Primary
Total Enrollment 347
Lakeland Hills Elementary
1020 Evergreen Way Se
ZIP: 98092
(253) 876-7711
Primary
Total Enrollment 671
Lea Hill Elementary School
30908 124th Ave Se
ZIP: 98092
(253) 931-4982
Primary
Total Enrollment 403
Muckleshoot Tribal School
39015 172nd Avenue Se
ZIP: 98092
(253) 931-6709
Other
Rainier Middle School
30620 116th Ave Se
ZIP: 98092
(253) 931-4843
Middle
Total Enrollment 883

Auburn Private Schools

Overcomer Academy
33415 Military Rd S
ZIP: 98001
Elementary
Total Enrollment 44
St Nicholas Montessori School
31015 Military Rd S
ZIP: 98001
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Green River Montessori
922 12th St Ne
ZIP: 98002
Elementary
Total Enrollment 25
Holy Family Catholic School
505 17th St Se
ZIP: 98002
Elementary
Total Enrollment 190
Rcs-kent View Elementary
20 49th St Ne
ZIP: 98002
Elementary
Total Enrollment 220
Valley Christian School
1312 2nd St Se
ZIP: 98002
Elementary
Total Enrollment 127
Buena Vista Sda School
3320 Academy Dr Se
ZIP: 98092
Elementary
Total Enrollment 201
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