Auburn, WA

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2022 Population
85,623
0.372% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
35.8
0.562% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
7.95%
17% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$87,406
10.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$460,100
16.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
43,916
2.71% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Auburn, WA had a population of 85.6k people with a median age of 35.8 and a median household income of $87,406. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Auburn, WA grew from 85,306 to 85,623, a 0.372% increase and its median household income grew from $79,415 to $87,406, a 10.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Auburn, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (50.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (10.9%), Other (Hispanic) (8.85%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (7.81%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.32%).

None of the households in Auburn, WA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

87.7% of the residents in Auburn, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Auburn, WA are Green River College (1,768 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Auburn, WA was $460,100, and the homeownership rate was 60.5%.

Most people in Auburn, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Auburn, WA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Auburn, WA is home to a population of 85.6k people, from which 87.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 21.2% of Auburn, WA residents were born outside of the country (18.2k people).

In 2022, there were 4.58 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (42.9k people) in Auburn, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.37k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 7.58k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

87.7%
2022 Citizenship
87.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 87.7% of Auburn, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Auburn, WA was 87.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Auburn, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    42.9k ± 1.6k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    9.37k ± 978
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    7.58k ± 1.61k
19%
Hispanic Population
16.3k people

In 2022, there were 4.58 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (42.9k people) in Auburn, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.37k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 7.58k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

19% of the people in Auburn, WA are hispanic (16.3k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Auburn, WA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    244,390 ± 11,943 people
  2. India
    101,527 ± 7,771 people
  3. China
    86,360 ± 7,174 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 244,390 Washington residents, followed by India with 101,527 and China with 86,360.

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Foreign-Born Population

21.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
18.2k people
22.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
19.5k people

As of 2022, 21.2% of Auburn, WA residents (18.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Auburn, WA was 22.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,537 ± 272
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,427 ± 363
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    819 ± 218

Auburn, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Auburn, WA employs 43.9k people. The largest industries in Auburn, WA are Retail Trade (5,903 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,506 people), and Manufacturing (4,306 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($131,729), Information ($98,977), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($87,083).

Males in Washington have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $73,054. The income inequality in Washington (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

43.9k
2022 Value
± 1,780
2.71%
1 Year growth
± 5.54%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Auburn, WA grew at a rate of 2.71%, from 42.8k employees to 43.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Auburn, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,389 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,191 people), and Management Occupations (3,664 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Auburn, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

43.9k
2022 Value
± 1,780
2.71%
1 Year growth
± 5.54%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Auburn, WA grew at a rate of 2.71%, from 42.8k employees to 43.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Auburn, WA, are Retail Trade (5,903 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,506 people), and Manufacturing (4,306 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Auburn, WA, though some of these residents may live in Auburn, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$58,013
Median earning men ± $2,887
$40,800
Median earning women ± $2,397

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($87,589), Information ($84,271), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($77,083).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($100,560), Manufacturing ($70,143), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,835).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.62%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.58M people employed in Washington. This represents a 3.62% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.3%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Washington.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 58% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (38.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.97%).

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing the state of Washington. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Washington

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Patty Murray
Senator from Washington3
Assumed office on January 3, 1993
Maria Cantwell
Senator from Washington1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing Washington.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Washington over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Washington

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Washington have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Auburn, WA awarded 1,768 degrees. The student population of Auburn, WA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,898 male students and 3,354 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Auburn, WA are White (756 and 47.9%), followed by Asian (271 and 17.2%), Hispanic or Latino (189 and 12%), and Two or More Races (160 and 10.1%).

The largest universities in Auburn, WA by number of degrees awarded are Green River College (1,768 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Auburn, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (757 and 42.8%), General Business (97 and 5.49%), and General Computer Programming (86 and 4.86%).

The median tuition cost in Auburn, WA for a public four year colleges is $3,928 for in-state students and $4,410 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 6,252 students enrolled in Auburn, WA, 46.4% men and 53.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,347 records, of which 53.1% were women and 46.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 53 degrees awarded
  2. 757 degrees awarded
  3. 97 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Auburn, WA was System, Networking, & LAN/WAN Management with 53 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Auburn, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,768 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Green River College with 1,768 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 809 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Auburn, WA, which is 0.844 times less than the 959 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 756 degrees mean that there were 2.79 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 271 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($3,928) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($506) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($930) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.975% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.954% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.41M), Some college (1.4M), and Bachelors Degree (1.33M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Auburn, WA was $460,100 in 2022, which is 1.63 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $393,500 to $460,100, a 16.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Auburn, WA is 60.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Auburn, WA have an average commute time of 31.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Auburn, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Auburn, WA is $87,406. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Auburn, WA was Census Tract 296.02 with a value of $145,772, followed by Census Tract 299.02 and Census Tract 310, with respective values of $145,644 and $131,316.

Property

$460,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,007
$18,760
Median Property Taxes
±$895

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Auburn, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Auburn, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

60.5%
Homeownership
2022
65%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 60.5% of the housing units in Auburn, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 296.02
  2. Census Tract 299.02
  3. Census Tract 310

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Auburn, WA was Census Tract 296.02 with a value of $145,772, followed by Census Tract 299.02 and Census Tract 310, with respective values of $145,644 and $131,316.

The following map shows all of the places in Auburn, WA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$87,406
Median Household Income
± $3,393
31k
Number of Households
± 1,366

In 2022, the median household income of the 31k households in Auburn, WA grew to $87,406 from the previous year's value of $79,415.

The following chart displays the households in Auburn, WA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Auburn, WA is from Washington.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in Washington
0.468
2021 Wage GINI in Washington

In 2022, the income inequality in Washington was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Washington in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (71.6%)
  2. Carpooled (11.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (10.5%)

In 2022, 71.6% of workers in Auburn, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.1%) and those who worked at home (10.5%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

31.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Auburn, WA have a longer commute time (31.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.17% of the workforce in Auburn, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Auburn, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Auburn, WA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.95% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Auburn, WA (6.74k out of 84.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Auburn, WA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91.6% of the population of Auburn, WA has health coverage, with 49% on employee plans, 21.1% on Medicaid, 8.42% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 1.03% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in King County, WA see 828 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.241% decrease from the previous year (830 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 912 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 195 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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828 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in King County, WA

Primary care physicians in King County, WA see an average of 828 patients per year. This represents a 0.241% decrease from the previous year (830 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in King County, WA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.1% under 18 years, 22.8% between 18 and 34 years, 39.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

8.36%
Uninsured
49%
Employer Coverage
21.1%
Medicaid
8.42%
Medicare
12.1%
Non-Group
1.03%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Auburn, WA declined by 1.99% from 8.53% to 8.36%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Auburn, WA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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