Auburn is a medium-sized city located in the state of Maine. With a population of 24,061 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Auburn is the fifth largest community in Maine. Much of the housing stock in Auburn was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Auburn is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Auburn is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Auburn who work in office and administrative support (14.39%), management occupations (10.19%), and sales jobs (8.49%).
Also of interest is that Auburn has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Auburn telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.37% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In terms of college education, Auburn is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.36% of adults in Auburn have a college degree.
The per capita income in Auburn in 2018 was $31,917, which is middle income relative to Maine, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $127,668 for a family of four. However, Auburn contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Auburn home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Auburn residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Auburn include French Canadian, English, Irish, French, and German.
The most common language spoken in Auburn is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.