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Economic Forecast

 

Community Profile

Auburn Area Demographics (within a 5-mile radius)
 
  2000 2008 Projected 2013  
Population  86,658 103,000 110,825  
Households 32,875 37,922 40,825  
Median age 33.7 35.5 36  
Average household income $58,238 $82,303 $101,629  

Population by Race/Ethnicity

  2000 2008 Projected 2013  
White  83.1% 81.2% 79.58%  
Other   16.9% 18.8% 20.5%  

Homes*

  2000 2008 Projected 2013  
Median home value $157,199 $298,829 $349,774  
Owner-occupied homes 62.5% 67.5% 66.7%  
Renter-occupied homes 33.9% 27.3% 27.5%  
Vacant housing units 3.6% 5.2% 5.8%  

* Within a five-mile radius of downtown

Employment

  2000 2008    
In labor force 70.5% 96.1%    
Not in labor force 29.5% 3.9%    
 
City of Auburn Population

1980    26,417
1990    33,102
2000    42,901
2004    45,355
2008    68,000 

City of Algona Population

2000    2,460
2004    2,605
2006    2,695
2008    2,740

City of Pacific Population

2000    5,527
2004    5,680
2008    6,225

Services
 

Hospitals 1      
Skilled nursing facilities 3      
     Beds 335      
Libraries 3      

Public Schools

14,291 students
14 elementary schools
4 middle schools
4 high schools
Student / teacher ratio    22:1
Licensed daycare facilities     28

Major Employers * Listed alphabetically

ACS, Inc.
Adesa Seattle
Albertson's
Auburn Regional Medical Center
Auburn School District
Boeing
City of Auburn
Comcast
Costco Business Center
Emerald Downs Race Track
Federal Aviation Administration
FedEx Ground
General Services Administration
Green River Community College
Leonard's Metals
Lowe's
Mohawk Northern Plastics
Mountain Peoples Northwest/UNFI
Muckleshoot Enterprises
Oak Harbor Freight Lines
Parametrix
Ply Gem Corporation
Safeway Distribution Center
Sam's Club
Social Security Administration
SuperMall
Wal-Mart
Zones, Inc.

Taxes

Property tax:       $1.48 per $1,000.  Total assessment by other jurisdictions is $11.33 per $1,000.

Water, sewer, storm & solid waste utility tax:  7.0%
(included in rates charged to the customer)

Electric utility tax:               6.0%

Natural Gas utility tax:        6.0%

Telephone utility tax:          6.0%

Sales tax:                          9.0%

Cable TV Franchise Fee:  5.0% plus 1% utility tax effective 7/1/08

Sources:          

U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2000 Census of Population and Housing. 
ESRI 2008 report
Hebert Research Demographic Comparison Report, March 2005
City of Auburn, Mayor’s office

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