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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.

The community of Auburn was established in 1891.

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

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:

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 total 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 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
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
  • Renton
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
  • Lakewood
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Burien
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Puyallup
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
  • Issaquah
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
  • University Place
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
  • Des Moines
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
  • SeaTac
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
  • Maple Valley
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Auburn was mentioned on a train schedule titled Union Pacific Railroad Time Tables (September 1924).

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Auburn.

The official website for Auburn:

The official website for King County:

The official website for State of Washington:

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>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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