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Welcome to Auburn ...

Auburn is located in Worcester County<1>.

The location of Auburn has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Auburn has a population of 16,743 people<3> (see below for details).

Auburn was settled in 1714 and was incorporated in 1778.

Auburn is 610 feet [186 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Auburn lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Auburn: (508) & (774)<5>

The ZIP code for Auburn: 01501<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Auburn had an population of 16,743 people. This is an increase of 3.43% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.3% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Auburn had a population of 16,188 people. This makes Auburn the county's 12th most populous community.

The population of Auburn represents 0.25% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 119th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 16,188 people, the population of Auburn increased 1.8% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 15,901 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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 Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, 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.

Communities near Auburn ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Auburn.

  • Marlborough
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    • Marlborough lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northeast of Auburn.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,290 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marlborough
  • Shrewsbury
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    • Shrewsbury lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Auburn.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,910 people
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  • Milford
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    • Milford lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the east of Auburn.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,965 people
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  • Hudson
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    • Hudson lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northeast of Auburn.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,732 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hudson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hudson
  • Holden
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    • Holden lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the north of Auburn.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,259 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holden
  • Grafton
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    • Grafton lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the east of Auburn.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,082 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
  • Westborough
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    • Westborough lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Auburn.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,063 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westborough
  • Hopkinton
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    • Hopkinton lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the east of Auburn.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,624 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopkinton
  • Ashland
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    • Ashland lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the east of Auburn.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,887 people
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  • Bellingham
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    • Bellingham lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the east of Auburn.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,336 people
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Auburn. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Auburn.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Auburn.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Auburn. See our Newspapers Page for Auburn.

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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Auburn, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Auburn.

Adding Auburn to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Auburn in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

The earliest source that we've referenced which mentioned Auburn was the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Auburn the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Auburn.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Auburn. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Worcester, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Auburn.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Auburn - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (774) is an overlay for area code (508).
<6>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 community (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).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Auburn. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AuburnOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Auburn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1945, Longitude: -71.8356       In this case, the coordinates for Auburn have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).




 

 

 

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