• Demographics & Economy


  • Demographics


  • Auburn Area Demographics (within a 5-mile radius)


  • Population

    2000- 86,658

    2008- 103,000

    Projected 2013- 110,825


  • Median age

    2000-  33.7

    2008-  35.5

    Projected 2013- 36


  • Population by Race/Ethnicity


    White

    2000-  83.1%

    2008-  81.2%

    Projected 2013- 79.58%


  • Homes*


    Median home value

    2000- $157,199

    2008- $298,829

    Projected 2013- $349,774

    * Within a five-mile radius of downtown


  • Renter-occupied homes

    2000- 33.9%

    2008- 27.3%

    Projected 2013- 27.5%


  • Employment

    In labor force

    2000- 70.5%

    2008- 96.1%

    Not in Labor Force

    2000- 29.5%

    2008- 3.9%


  • Households

    2000- 32,875

    2008- 37,922

    Projected 2013- 40,825


  • Average Household Income

    2000- $58,238    

    2008-  $82,303    

    Projected 2013-  $101,629


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    Other

    2000- 16.9%

    2008- 18.8%

    Projected 2013- 20.5%




  • Owner-occupied Homes

    2000- 62.5%

    2008- 67.5%

    Projected 2013- 66.7%



  • Vacant housing units

    2000- 3.6%

    2008- 5.2%

    Projected 2013- 5.8%


  • 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

  • Economy


  • Auburn Area Business Forecast

    When it comes to economic growth Auburn has been leading the region!

    The community boasts a large, capable labor force, cooperative city governments, a city Economic Development Manager, a Small Business Assistance Center and a Chamber of Commerce committed to working closely with area businesses.  Our strategic location between Seattle and Tacoma, next to major highways and railroads make us an ideal business location.

    To assure orderly growth, the City of Auburn has developed a comprehensive land use plan, with specific areas designated for industrial, commercial and residential development with the ability to establish special planning districts. A new comprehensive downtown plan greatly expedites the plan review process. All of the above plans are interspersed with parks and open spaces to preserve the community’s quality of life.

    More than two thirds of Auburn’s industrial land has been developed, providing a solid industrial and business base. The remaining raw land is still very affordable. In regard to workforce readiness, the Auburn area draws from a skilled and mobile labor force of well over one million people who live within 20 easily traveled miles. Auburn’s economic indicators remain very impressive.

    Auburn is seen as a good place to invest and do business. In the last ten years we have seen the development of a new YMCA, a new Justice Center, downtown revitalization, SuperMall of the Great Northwest, Emerald Downs, Muckleshoot Casino, Auburn Performing Arts Center, White River Museum, White River Amphitheater, Washington National Golf Course, the commuter rail station, the new Safeway distribution center, and the newly finished Auburn Golf Course Clubhouse. The area surrounding the SuperMall continues to develop as does the 277th Street business corridor.


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