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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

People

Total Population 74,527
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 11.3%
Employed Population 16+ 33,671
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 47.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.9%
Median Earnings25+ $39,913
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,670
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,290

Wealth

Median Family Income $68,515
% Above Poverty Level 84.1%
% Below Poverty Level 15.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 6.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 26%
Median Gross Rent $1,036
Median House Value $233,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 39.5%
US/American 0.1%
English 8.6%
Irish 8.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Auburn Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles E of Federal Way, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles S of Seattle, Washington
County King
Standard Zip Codes 98001, 98002, 98003, 98023, 98047, 98092
P.O. Box Zip Codes 98063, 98071, 98093
Phone Area Codes 253
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.307
Longitude -122.227

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)

Station KENT
Distance 7.6 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 47 F
Apr Temp 42 to 61 F
Jul Temp 55 to 77 F
Oct Temp 44 to 62 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Station SEATTLE TACOMA AP
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 46 F
Apr Temp 42 to 58 F
Jul Temp 55 to 75 F
Oct Temp 46 to 60 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Station BUCKLEY 1 NE
Distance 14.4 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 45 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 51 to 76 F
Oct Temp 41 to 60 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Algona 3,107 $57,857
Edgewood 9,600 $91,094
Federal Way 92,859 $65,081
Kent 124,292 $69,108
Milton 7,219 $77,109
Pacific 6,954 $63,442

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Auburn Hospitals

AUBURN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
202 N DIVISION STREET PLAZA ONE
(253) 833-7711
Emergency Service: Yes

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AUBURN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
800 4TH ST NE
253-931-4896
Serves 2,411 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.8

AUBURN RIVERSIDE HIGH SCHOOL
501 ORAVETZ RD SE
253-804-5154
Serves 1,909 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.5

THOMAS JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL
4248 S 288TH ST
253-945-5600
Serves 1,887 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23

WEST AUBURN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
401 W MAIN ST
253-931-4990
A Non-traditional School
Serves 314 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.6

SPECIAL ED SCHOOL
502 4TH ST NE
253-931-4927
A Special Education School
Serves 16 students.

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