City of Auburn

City of Auburn

The bustling City of Auburn, Washington is located in a fertile river valley of King and Pierce Counties.  Since Auburn is one of the oldest cities in Washington, it is a showcase of how well old and new can mix with its renovated historic downtown. It is also an environmentally friendly city.


About Auburn, Washington

The residents of Auburn are friendly, enthusiastic and very proud of their city and what it has to offer.  Auburn covers 21.3 square miles.  The population over 70,180 individuals.  It is the 14th largest city in Washington state.  The median income for families is $45,500.  The average home price in Auburn is about $186,000.00.

Since Auburn is half-way between Seattle and Tacoma and is about 24 miles (35 minute commute) from Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), it is a great option for those who like the closeness of big city life and the ability to enjoy a smaller city.   Auburn is easily accessed off of the “Valley Freeway (SR167) and SR 18.  It offers a wonderful commuter transit center located downtown that offers access around beautiful Puget Sound.

The Auburn School District is head-quartered at 915 4th Street S.E. in Auburn.  Telephone number (253) 931-4900.  This district covers 62 miles and has approximately 14,600 students.  The ASD is committed to providing excellent basic skills as well as career and technical education to their students so that they can become productive and contributing members of society.  Their number one priority is “Student Achievement.”  The district has 14 elementary schools (k-5), four middle schools (6-8), and three high schools (9-12) and one alternative school (9-12).  ASD continually works on partnering between students, parents and the business community.  This district offers a terrific athletic department and encourages students to participate extra curricular activities that they enjoy and excel at.

The Parks and Recreation Program for Auburn is extensive and includes 29 developed parks, two skate parks, and many hiking, running, and biking trails.  There are five parks that are currently being developed. Since outdoor activities abound in the Puget Sound, one can find year round  events and sports to enjoy from skiing, snow shoeing, exceptional golfing and many other great adventures.   There is always something to see or do in Auburn from the Super Mall to horse racing at Emerald Downs.  Arts and entertainment venues are exceptional as is the nightlife and restaurants. 


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Welcome to Auburn, Washington


Latitude and Longitude: 47°18′8″N 122°12′53″W
Approximately 20 miles NE from JBLM


Approximately 77,006 (2015 Census)

Housing costs

Apartment rental cost (median): $1,700/month 
Home rental cost (median): $1,800/month
Home purchase price (median): $265,000

Public Safety

Law Enforcement

Auburn Police Department
(253) 931-3080


Auburn Regional Medical Center
(253) 833-7711


Water Service

City of Auburn
(253) 931-3038

Electricity Service

Puget Sound Energy
(888) 225-5773

Natural Gas Service

Puget Sound Energy
(888) 225-5773

Waste and Recycling Service

Waste Management
(253) 931-3038