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Auburn

City of Auburn

  •   State: 
    California
      County: 
    Placer County
      City: 
    Auburn
      County FIPS: 
    06061
      Coordinates: 
    38°53′55″N 121°4′28″W
      Area total: 
    7.20 sq mi
      Area land: 
    7.18 sq mi (18.59 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.03 sq mi (0.07 km²)
      Elevation: 
    1,227 ft (374 m)
      Established: 
    1888; Incorporated May 2, 1888
  •   Latitude: 
    38,906
      Longitude: 
    -121,0824
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA
      Timezone: 
    Pacific Standard Time (PST) UTC-8:00; Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) UTC-7:00
      ZIP codes: 
    95602
    95603
    95604
      GMAP: 

    Auburn, Placer County, California, United States

  •   Population: 
    13,776
      Population density: 
    1,919.46 residents per square mile of area (741.10/km²)
      Household income: 
    $58,469
      Households: 
    5,732
      Unemployment rate: 
    11.60%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    7.25%
      Income taxes: 
    9.30%

Auburn is a city in and the county seat of Placer County, California, United States. Its population was 13,776 during the 2020 census. Auburn is known for its California Gold Rush history and is registered as a California Historical Landmark. It is located in the Northern California foothills of the Sierra Nevada range, approximately 800 vertical feet above the confluence of the North Fork and Middle Fork of the American River. The indigenous Nisenan, an offshoot of the Maidu, were the first to establish a permanent settlement in the Auburn area. A memorial to noted science fiction and fantasy poet and writer Clark Ashton Smith is located near Old Town. The city has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Köppen Csa) that is characterized by cool, moist winters and hot, dry summers. There are an average of 59.4 days with highs of 90 °F (32 °C) or higher. The wettest year was 1983 with 64.87 inches (1,648 mm) of precipitation. The most precipitation in one month was 23.08 inches (586 mm) in January 1909. The record high temperature was 113.45C on July 15, 1972. The average annual precipitation is 37.36 inches (949 mm) on December 9, 2013. The town's population had grown to about 1,500 people in 1850, and in 1851, Auburn was chosen as the seat of Placer County. The oldest fire station and the Post Office date from the Gold Rush years.

History

Auburn is the primary city name, but also Bowman are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is City of Auburn. The indigenous Nisenan, an offshoot of the Maidu, were the first to establish a permanent settlement in the Auburn area. In 1848, a group of French gold miners arrived and camped in what would later be known as the Auburn Ravine. The area soon developed into a mining camp, and it was officially named Auburn in August 1849, by miners from Auburn, New York. By 1850, the town's population had grown to about 1,500 people, and in 1851, Auburn was chosen as the seat of Placer County. The restored Old Town has houses and retail buildings from the middle of the 19th century. The oldest fire station and the Post Office date from the Gold Rush years. A memorial to noted science fiction and fantasy poet and writer Clark Ashton Smith is located near Old Town. In 1865, the Central Pacific Railroad, the western leg of the First transcontinental railroad, reached Auburn, as it was being built east from Sacramento toward Ogden, Utah. The town is located on the California-Nevada border and was once known as "Auburn, California" It is now the home and birthplace of noted writer and science fiction author Clark AshtonSmith, who was born in Auburn in 1849 and died in 1969. The Auburn Ravines is now home to the Auburn Museum, which displays gold-mining accessories, as well as American Indian and Chinese artifacts. It is also the home of the Auburn Gold Rush Museum, where visitors can view gold- mining artifacts.

Geography

Auburn is situated in the Northern California foothills of the Sierra Nevada range. It is located between Sacramento and Reno, Nevada, along Interstate 80. The city has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Köppen Csa) that is characterized by cool, moist winters and hot, dry summers. Auburn and the surrounding areas of Placer County are home to over 20 wineries. The most precipitation in one month was 23.08 inches (586 mm) in January 1909. Snow rarely falls in Auburn; average annual snowfall is one inch (2.5 cm) or less. The wettest year was 1983 with 64.87 inches (1,648 mm) and the driestyear was 1976 with 11.76 inches (299 mm) The most snowfall in one year was 10.7 inches (27 cm) in 1972, including 6.5 inches (17 cm), in January of that year. The record high temperature was 113 °F (45 °C) on July 15, 1972, and the record low temperature was 5 °C (15 °C), on December 9, 2013. Auburn's climate similarities to locations such as Napa, California, and parts of Italy make it a suitable region for growing wine grapes. Auburn has a total area of 7.2 square miles (19 km²), of which 0.03 square miles of that is water. The average annual precipitation is 37.36 inches (949 mm) There are an average of 70 days with measurable precipitation.

Demographics

The 2010 United States Census reported that Auburn had a population of 13,330. The population was spread out, with 2,645 people (19.8%) under the age of 18, 1,031 people (7.7%) aged 18 to 24, 2,898 people (21.7) aged 25 to 44, 4,224 people (31.7!) aged 45 to 64, and 2,532 people (19.0%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.4 years. There were 6,139 housing units at an average density of 856.7 per square mile (330.8/km²), of which 3,388 were owner-occupied, and2,371 (41.2%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.0%; the rental vacancy rate is 6.5%. 8,017 people (60.1% of the population) lived in owner- occupied housing units and 5,035 people (37.8% of population) live in rental housing units. The average household income was $27.27 per person, and the average family incomes was $32.85 per person. The U.S. Census found that 13,052 people (97.9%) lived in households, and 145 (1.1%) live in non-institutionalized group quarters. The percentage of people who are Hispanic or Latino of any race was 1,331 persons (10.0%).

Arts and culture

Auburn is home to Placer High School, which is one of the oldest high schools in California.Hidden Falls Regional Park is located in nearby woodlands and contains 30-miles of multi-use trails. Local dentist Kenneth H. Fox's colossal sculptures are located throughout the town. The statues chronicle Auburn's history, such as a middle-aged Claude Chana gold panning in the nearby American River, and a Chinese laborer building the Transcontinental Railroad. The town is located on the banks of the American River and is about 40 miles north of Los Angeles. It is located near the town of Placer, which has a population of around 2,000. The city is about 30 miles from Los Angeles and is on the eastern edge of the San Francisco Bay Area. It was founded in 1836 and is located at the base of Mount Auburn, which was once the tallest peak in the state. It has been home to the University of California, Los Angeles, since 1836. It also has a number of other colleges and universities, including California State University, San Francisco, and California State College, San Diego. Auburn is also the home of the California Institute of the Arts, which opened its doors in 1852. It's located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The Auburn River runs through the center of the town, and is a popular tourist destination. It runs through Auburn and is known for its beautiful scenery and natural scenery, including a series of rolling hills.

Infrastructure

Auburn is served by Amtrak passenger rail service a few times a day, and its railroad station is the eastern terminus of AMTRAK's Californian Capitol Corridor train. Interstate Highway 80 is the main eastwest highway through this area, connecting Sacramento to the west and the Lake Tahoe/Reno areas to the east. The Auburn Municipal Airport is located three miles (5 km) north of town, and it is solely a general aviation airport. The airport site covers 285 acres (1.15 km²) including an 80-acre (320,000 m2) industrial site. This airport has a single 3,700 ft (1,128 m)-long runway. General aviation services are available. The town can be reached through several interchanges on Interstate 80, three of which (exits 118, 119 A through C, and 120) are somewhat within the town limits. Highway 49 connects Auburn with the towns of Grass Valley and Nevada City to its north, and Placerville to the south. Auburn owns and operates this airport and an industrial site, and the airport site is owned and operated by the city of Auburn. It is located in the foothills of the Sierra foothills, near the California/Nevada County border. It has a population of about 2,000 people, with most of its residents living in or near the town of Auburn or nearby towns such as Grass Valley, Nevada City, and Grass Valley. Auburn is located on the California-Nevada-Maryland border, which is about 40 miles (65 km) south of Sacramento.

In popular culture

In John Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men, George and Lennie were raised in Auburn. The following films were, at least in part, shot in Auburn: The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, My Family, The Phantom, The Ugly Truth, and The Phantom of the Phantom. Auburn is also the setting for the TV series "The X-Files," which was shot in the town in the 1980s and 1990s. The town has a population of about 1,000. It is located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. It was once part of the town of Auburn, Mississippi, but is now part of Mississippi County, Mississippi. The city's population is about 2,000 people, and the town's population has declined since the 1950s and 1960s. It has a history of being a popular destination for film, television, and literature. It also has a reputation for being a good place to raise a child in the 1970s and 1980s. In the 1990s, the town was the setting of the television series "Rocky" and "Bullwinkle," which were filmed in the area. The film "The Phantom of The Phantom" was filmed in Auburn, as was "My Family" in the early 1980s, and "The Uglytruth" in 1988. The state has a high percentage of African-American residents, with about 1% of the population living in Auburn and 1% in the surrounding area.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Auburn, Placer County, California = 27.6. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 53. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 81. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Auburn = 4.8 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 13,776 individuals with a median age of 42.5 age the population grows by 3.30% in Auburn, Placer County, California population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,919.46 residents per square mile of area (741.10/km²). There are average 2.21 people per household in the 5,732 households with an average household income of $58,469 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 11.60% of the available work force and has dropped -5.76% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 16.88%. The number of physicians in Auburn per 100,000 population = 249.3.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Auburn = 34.4 inches and the annual snowfall = 1.2 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 66. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 253. 93 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 36.3 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 51, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Auburn, Placer County, California which are owned by the occupant = 57.00%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 31 years with median home cost = $287,990 and home appreciation of -14.70%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $8.58 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $4,301 per student. There are 22.1 students for each teacher in the school. 6009.07% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 19.05% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 8.78% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Auburn's population in Placer County, California of 2,050 residents in 1900 has increased 6,72-fold to 13,776 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 53.11% female residents and 46.89% male residents live in Auburn, Placer County, California.

    As of 2020 in Auburn, Placer County, California are married and the remaining 43.24% are single population.

  • 25.7 minutes is the average time that residents in Auburn require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    78.47% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 11.35% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.55% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 6.30% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Auburn, Placer County, California, 57.00% are owner-occupied homes, another 39.62% are rented apartments, and the remaining 3.39% are vacant.

  • The 36.34% of the population in Auburn, Placer County, California who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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