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Auburn, Alabama

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Welcome to Auburn ...

The city of Auburn is located in Lee County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Auburn has a population of 62,059 people<1> (see below for details).

Auburn was established in 1836.

The community of Auburn is 700 feet [213 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Auburn lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Auburn (for example, toward Waverly Hall (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

The telephone area code for Auburn: (334)

The ZIP codes for Auburn: 36830-36832<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Auburn had a population of 53,380 people (or 38.06% of the total population of Lee County). This makes Auburn the county's most populous community.

The population of Auburn represents 1.12% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 53,380 people, the population of Auburn increased 24.18% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 42,987 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Auburn had an population of 62,059 people. This is an increase of 16.26% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 44.37% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Auburn.

Communities near Auburn ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Auburn and not the distance if you are driving it.<4>.

Community   2015
Beauregard   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
The Bottle   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Camp Hill   [Map]   981   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cusseta   [Map]   124   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Loachapoka   [Map]   190   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Marvyn   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Auburn.

Communities Also Named Auburn ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 46 communities that are also named Auburn - they are located in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Prince Edward Island, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Auburn.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Auburn. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Auburn. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Auburn. Our list includes 10 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Auburn:

Websites for Auburn ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Auburn ...

Looking for more information about Auburn? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Auburn, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Auburn.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Auburn. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Auburn.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Auburn - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Auburn). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Auburn or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Auburn includes: 36830, 36831 & 36832.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Auburn. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Auburn) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Auburn. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Auburn

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Auburn. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6108, Longitude: -85.4869     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Auburn have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Auburn.


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