Auburn, Washington Population 2021

80,814
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Auburn is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 80,814, it is the 16th largest city in Washington and the 438th largest city in the United States. Auburn is currently declining at a rate of -0.40% annually but its population has increased by 15.15% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 70,180 in 2010. Auburn reached it's highest population of 81,789 in 2018. Spanning over 30 miles, Auburn has a population density of 2,733 people per square mile.

The average household income in Auburn is $90,539 with a poverty rate of 10.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,245 per month, and the median house value is $327,200. The median age in Auburn is 35.5 years, 34.9 years for males, and 36.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.7 males.

Auburn Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Auburn was:

  • White: 62.33%
  • Asian: 11.45%
  • Two or more races: 9.28%
  • Other race: 7.04%
  • Black or African American: 6.12%
  • Native American: 2.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.59%
The current population of Auburn, Washington is 80,814, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 81,789.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 70,180.

Auburn, Washington Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White49,94662.33%
Asian9,17511.45%
Two or More Races7,4339.28%
Some Other Race5,6417.04%
Black or African American4,9076.12%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,7582.19%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,2741.59%
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Auburn Population by Race

Auburn Population Pyramid 2021

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Auburn Median Age

35.5


Total

34.9


Male

36.3


Female

Auburn Adults

There are 59,872 adults, (8,892 of whom are seniors) in Auburn.

Auburn Age Dependency

57.2

Age Dependency Ratio

17.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Auburn Sex Ratio

Female

40,949

51.10%

Male

39,185

48.90%

Auburn Population by Age

Auburn Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Auburn Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74%26%
All59%41%
Male52.7%47.3%
Non Family44.5%55.5%
Female43.6%56.4%

59.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Auburn Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All29,2462.7259
Married14,2293.4674
Non Family9,9541.3744.5
Female3,8523.2743.6
Male1,2113.3552.7

3.28

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

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Auburn Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,4134.59%
9th to 12th Grade3,5776.81%
High School Graduate15,01028.58%
Some College12,42523.65%
Associates Degree5,1929.88%
Bachelors Degree9,84318.74%
Graduate Degree4,0687.74%
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Auburn Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Auburn Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White32,33830,0549,504
Hispanic6,8084,707724
Asian6,1275,4362,133
Black3,0322,715843
Multiple Races3,0292,856727
Other Race2,8351,998241
Native American1,01564934
Islander72256661

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 94.29%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 34.81%.

Auburn Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,969$53,377$38,415
Less Than High School$30,647$31,946$25,489
High School Grad$37,144$44,048$30,593
Some College$43,985$54,920$37,871
Bachelors Degree$64,626$77,317$52,329
Graduate Degree$75,233$80,957$65,345

$44,969

Average Earnings

$53,377

Average Male

$38,415

Average Female

Auburn Earnings by Educational Attainment

Auburn Language by Age

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Auburn Language

70.34% of Auburn residents speak only English, while 29.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.02% of the population.

Auburn Language

Auburn Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White43,4732,9056.68%
Hispanic13,4382,68720.00%
Other5,6391,35724.06%
Multiple7,15885411.93%
Black4,80282817.24%
Asian9,1318218.99%
Islander1,22438331.29%
Native1,74518810.77%

10.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.84%

Male Poverty Rate

11.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Auburn

The race most likely to be in poverty in Auburn is Islander, with 31.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Auburn is White, with 6.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.50%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.06%.

Auburn Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.49%
High School11.05%
Some College8.53%
Bachelors or Greater3.42%

Auburn Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed31.80%
Male Unemployed27.13%
Female Employed4.63%
Male Employed3.36%

Auburn Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Auburn Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$72,822$90,539
Families$84,807$102,114
Married Families$101,320-
Non Families$47,117$60,972
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Income by Household Type

Auburn Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.3%

Male Marriage Rate

47.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Auburn Married by Age and Sex

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Auburn Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Auburn Marital Status by Race

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Auburn Marital Status

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4,676

Number of Veterans

4,221

Male Veterans

455

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,546
Second Gulf War1,109
First Gulf War978
Korea247
World War II160

Auburn Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,416
65 to 741,164
55 to 64839
75+814
18 to 34443

Auburn Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,7929.53%
Black37511.29%
Hispanic2533.18%
Asian2283.03%
2 or More1574.14%
Other621.76%
Hawaiian395.23%
Indian232.02%

Auburn Veterans by Race

Auburn Veterans by Education

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2.90%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Auburn Veterans by Education

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68%

Labor Force Participation

64.6%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Auburn Employment by Age

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Auburn Employment by Race

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Auburn Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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48.10%

Born in Washington

78.93%

Native Born

21.07%

Foreign Born

12.42%

Non Citizen

8.65%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

78.93% of Auburn residents were born in the United States, with 48.10% having been born in Washington. 12.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Auburn Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202180,814-325-0.40%
202081,139-325-0.40%
201981,464-325-0.40%
201881,7894560.56%
201781,3332,6083.31%
201678,7251,2461.61%
201577,4791,2811.68%
201476,1981,2741.70%
201374,9241,4501.97%
201273,4741,7262.41%
201171,7481,1881.68%
201070,56030,2465.76%
200040,3147,2121.99%
199033,1026,6852.28%
198026,4174,7642.01%
197021,6539,7206.14%
196011,9335,4366.27%
19506,4972,2864.43%
19404,2113050.75%
19303,9067432.13%
19203,1630.00%

Auburn Population by Year