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Welcome to Auburn, located in King County in the southern Puget Sound area of western Washington between Seattle and Tacoma, about 33 miles south of Seattle,14 miles N.E. of Tacoma and 15 miles S.E. of SeaTac Airport.

The City of Auburn was incorporated in 1891. Auburn has a total land area of 21.82 square miles and has a population of approximately 40,314 and a greater planning area population exceeding 100,000. Auburn is centrally located in the growing and thriving Green River Valley. Auburn’s location, abundant land, and many amenities provide a unique opportunity for business and industry. The Auburn area includes the cities of Pacific and Algona.

City Hall: 25 W. Main St.

Post Office: 11 3rd St. N.W.

Cost of Living Index
Housing 116.59 percent
Transportation 110.70 percent
Utilities 70.82 percent
Service, miscellaneous 100.00 percent
Consumables 113.32 percent
Total index using U.S. average 106.34 percent

The Auburn Regional Medical Center offers comprehensive care and new technology, keeping pace with area growth and needs. Auburn has 1 Hospital and 7 medical clinics with a citizen to physician ratio of 294.5 / 1 and 3 skilled nursing facilities with a total of 335 beds providing care elderly in Auburn including:

Auburn General Hospital: 20 2nd St. N.E. Auburn 98002 833-7711
Beds: 129

Auburn Senior Center
910 Ninth Street SE Auburn, Washington 98002
Phone: (253) 931-3016 Fax: (253) 288-7444

Quality of life is key to both businesses and families locating in Auburn. Auburn is a smart place to do business, a good place to raise a family, and an excellent place to call home. It’s a city that takes pride in its history and anticipates its future.

Auburn is bustling, with a 1,065 seat Performing Arts Center, Symphony Orchestra, 18 hole municipal golf course, a trail system and 24 parks. Green River Community College, has a student population of 9,000 on its 186 acre wooded campus.

Downtown homes are typically well kept older houses, ranging from homes of turn of the century through the more modern homes built in the 1950’s, with areas of newer homes. The Green River meanders through the eastern edge of downtown. To the southeast is Lakeland Hills a rapidly growing area of new or newer homes, some with valley views, a five acre community park, and a new Rec center. To the northeast is Lea Hill, the home of Green River community college and a number of fine new or newer neighborhoods (Vintage, Willow Park, Carrington, Cobble Creek) as well as established homes on acreage. The west hill of Auburn also offers newer as well as established neighborhoods (Park Ridge, The Park, Bristol Heights, Vistara, etc.) All price ranges are represented.

Auburn’s average 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 or 2 bath, 1,800 square feet home is valued between $144,563 & $158,563 and takes an average of 93 days to sell after being place on the real estate market by real estate agent. The average estimated mortgage payment is $1,058 at a principal interest rate of 6.875% and the average estimated annual property tax in auburn is $2,357 at 1.170%.

In 1997 Auburn had a total of 861 housing units including: 803 single family homes (includes mobile homes), 58 Multi family housing units and 13 new single family homes (includes mobile homes)

Major Businesses and Employers in Auburn include: Auburn Regional Medical Center, Auburn School District, The Boeing Company, WalMart, the City of Auburn, City of Pacific, Emerald Downs Thoroughbred Race Track with its state-of-the-art facilities, restaurants and meeting rooms, Federal Aviation Administration, General Services Administration, Key Bank Call Center, Muckleshoot Enterprises, huge superplex cinema and the 1.2 million square foot. Super Mall of the Great Northwest with 100 stores.

In 1997, Auburn had a total of  36,963 people employed in the following employment sectors: Manufacturing had 14,564, Wholesale utilities had 4,087, Retail had 5,387, Finance services had 6,580 and Government and other industries had 6,345.

Auburn is a farm trade center and railroad junction with extensive freeway, rail and air connections. The advent of freeways & economic prosperity brought decades of commercial growth to Auburn.

Auburn’s location provides access to a wide variety of outdoor activities including hiking, skiing, boating, and water sports. Scenic Mount Rainier National Park is a 60-minute drive from Auburn. Crystal Mountain Ski Resort and The Summit at Snoqualmie are less than one hour away. Residents enjoy a full range of recreational programs for all ages.

The Auburn area is graced with 26 parks, three 18 hole golf courses, two large swimming pools, and a system of trails for jogging, horseback riding, bicycling and roller blading. In addition to the many parks that one can enjoy without charge, Auburn also has facilities that can be rented for picnics, meetings, camping, family parties and athletic events.

The Auburn Golf Course is an 18-hole full service golfing facility located in a scenic setting along the Green River in northeast Auburn. Services include a pro shop, snack bar, professional lessons and power cart rentals.

Southeast of Auburn is the Muckleshoot Reservation, which is the site of a large Casino and Bingo parlor.

Auburn’s combined educational student to teacher ratio is about 21.5 / 1 with $5,542 in expenditures per pupil. Auburn maintains 3 accredited day care facilities and 25 licensed day care facilities.

School District: Auburn School District — Call 931-4900

Library: 808 9th St. S.E. — Call 931-3018


From the 1850’s to 1960’s Auburn was the hub of a fertile farming valley. Early settlers homesteaded in the 1850’s. Travel to Seattle was by canoe or river flatboats. An Indian skirmish in 1855 caused the death of young Lieut. William Slaughter, whom the town was originally named for, along with hotel was called the Slaughter House. In 1893 citizens renamed the town to Auburn. In 1963 the Howard Hanson dam was built and tamed the Green River.

White River Historical Museum The City of Auburn and the White River Valley Historical Society cooperatively operate the White River Valley Museum. This community museum, which is located at Les Gove Park, is dedicated to preserving and providing educational programs about the history of the Auburn area. Museum hours are Wednesday through Sunday 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm, and by appointment for group tours and research.