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Welcome to Auburn ...

The city of Auburn is located on Puget Sound.

Auburn is primarily located in King County<1>. A portion of Auburn extends into Pierce County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Auburn has a population of 81,399 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Auburn was established in 1891.

Auburn is 110 feet [34 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Auburn lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Auburn: (253)

The ZIP codes for Auburn: 98001-98003, 98023, 98047, 98063, 98071, 98092-98093<4>

Websites for Auburn ...

Official Website: www.ci.auburn.wa.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Auburn had an population of 81,399 people. This is an increase of 15.99% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 101.91% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Auburn had a population of 70,180 people. This makes Auburn the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Auburn represents 1.04% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 14th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 70,180 people, the population of Auburn increased 74.08% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 40,314 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, 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, 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.

  • Tacoma [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tacoma
    • Tacoma [Pierce County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Auburn
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 219,945 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tacoma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tacoma<6>
  • Renton [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Renton
    • Renton [King County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Auburn
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 101,494 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Renton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Renton<6>
  • Lakewood [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakewood
    • Lakewood [Pierce County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Auburn
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,976 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakewood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakewood<6>
  • Burien [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burien
    • Burien [King County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Auburn
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,268 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burien
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burien<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Puyallup [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puyallup
      • Puyallup [Pierce County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Auburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,569 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puyallup
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Puyallup<6>
    • Issaquah [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Issaquah
      • Issaquah [King County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Auburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,681 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Issaquah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Issaquah<6>
    • University Place [Pierce County]
    • Des Moines [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Des Moines
      • Des Moines [King County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Auburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,389 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Des Moines
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Des Moines<6>
    • SeaTac [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for SeaTac
      • SeaTac [King County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Auburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,904 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on SeaTac
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for SeaTac<6>
    • Maple Valley [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Valley
      • Maple Valley [King County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Auburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,544 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maple Valley<6>

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. Our list includes 17 papers. 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Auburn, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on 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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Auburn was

We also found Auburn on a map titled Auto Trails Map of Washington (1925).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Auburn on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Auburn: www.ci.auburn.wa.us/

The official website for King County: www.metrokc.gov/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including King, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Auburn.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Auburn - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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: 98001, 98002, 98023, 98047, 98063, 98071, 98092 & 98093.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 AuburnOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Auburn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.3030, Longitude: -122.2258    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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