Auburn, WA

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Population

77,440

2.42% growth

Poverty Rate

13.6%


Median Age

34.8


Median Household Income

$64,400

6.87% growth

Number of Employees

36,523

3.46% growth

Median Property Value

$259,600

7.36% growth

About

In 2017, Auburn, WA had a population of 77.4k people with a median age of 34.8 and a median household income of $64,400. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Auburn, WA grew from 75,607 to 77,440, a 2.42% increase and its median household income grew from $60,262 to $64,400, a 6.87% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Auburn, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (59.5%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (9.85%), White (Hispanic) (8.72%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (6.77%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.57%). N/A% of the people in Auburn, WA speak a non-English language, and 88.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Auburn, WA are Green River College (2,873 degrees awarded in 2017) and BJ's Beauty & Barber College (15 degrees).

The median property value in Auburn, WA is $259,600, and the homeownership rate is 58.8%. Most people in Auburn, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Auburn, WA is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Washington (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Auburn, WA employs 36.5k people. The largest industries in Auburn, WA are Manufacturing (5,340 people), Retail Trade (4,905 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (4,382 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($89,688), Public Administration ($67,426), and Finance & Insurance ($60,509).

Median household income in Auburn, WA is $64,400. Males in Auburn, WA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,882. The income inequality in Auburn, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$64,400

2017 value

± $3,276

6.87%

1 Year Growth

± 5.73%

Households in Auburn, WA have a median annual income of $64,400, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $60,262 in 2016, which represents a 6.87% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Auburn, WA compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$73,040

Average Male Salary

± $1,385

$53,882

Average Female Salary

± $1,130

In 2017, full-time male employees in Washington made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Washington by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,555 ± $3,156

  2. White

    $57,225 ± $943

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,049 ± $3,328

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Washington workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.15 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Washington by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Auburn, WA is from Washington.

0.467

2017 Wage GINI

0.467

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Washington was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.104% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Washington in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Washington across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 296.02

  2. Census Tract 310

  3. Census Tract 298.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Auburn, WA was Census Tract 296.02 with a value of $114,668, followed by Census Tract 310 and Census Tract 298.02, with respective values of $103,125 and $87,574.

The following map shows all of the places in Auburn, WA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Auburn, WA (10.4k out of 76.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    5,593 ± 614

  2. Hispanic

    3,054 ± 538

  3. Two Or More

    1,160 ± 321

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Auburn, WA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

36.5k

2017 Value

± 1,362

3.46%

1 Year growth

± 4.99%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Auburn, WA grew at a rate of 3.46%, from 35.3k employees to 36.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Auburn, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,539 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,835 people), and Production Occupations (2,996 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Auburn, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Auburn, WA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,539 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,835 people), and Production Occupations (2,996 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Auburn, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.41 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.38 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.37 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Auburn, WA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($91,097), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($84,237), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($80,492).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

36.5k

2017 Value

± 1,362

3.46%

1 Year growth

± 4.99%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Auburn, WA grew at a rate of 3.46%, from 35.3k employees to 36.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Auburn, WA, are Manufacturing (5,340 people), Retail Trade (4,905 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (4,382 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Auburn, WA, though some of these residents may live in Auburn, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Auburn, WA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (5,340 people), Retail Trade (4,905 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (4,382 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Auburn, WA has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (3.84 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.63 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.57 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Auburn, WA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($89,688), Public Administration ($67,426), and Finance & Insurance ($60,509).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $45.6B

  2. $39.9B

  3. $29B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $45.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($39.9B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($29B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Washington products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$323B

2020 Value

$444B

Projected 2045 Value

37.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Washington trade was $323B. This is expected to increase 37.4% to $444B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Washington trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $29.1B

  2. $15.8B

  3. $10.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $29.1B, followed by California with $15.8B and Tennessee and $10.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Washington shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

90.2% of the population of Auburn, WA has health coverage, with 48% on employee plans, 21.5% on Medicaid, 7.77% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 1.23% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Auburn, WA was $7,913 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,609).

Primary care physicians in Auburn, WA see 843 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.597% increase from the previous year (838 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 947 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 291 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14%). Additionally, Adams County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (36.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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843 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in King County, WA see an average of 843 patients per year. This represents a 0.597% increase from the previous year (838 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in King County, WA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,913

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,328

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,851

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,997

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Washington (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,609 to $7,913.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.79%

Uninsured

48%

Employer Coverage

21.5%

Medicaid

7.77%

Medicare

11.7%

Non-Group

1.23%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Auburn, WA declined by 16.5% from 11.7% to 9.79%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Auburn, WA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14% prevalence

  2. 13.6% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Washington, at 14%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Washington by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Auburn, WA is home to a population of 77.4k people, from which 88.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 19.4% of Auburn, WA residents were born outside of the country (15k people).

In 2017, there were 6.04 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (46.1k people) in Auburn, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.63k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 6.76k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Auburn, WA was 34.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Auburn, WA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Auburn, WA residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

19.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

15k people

17.9%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

13.6k people

As of 2017, 19.4% of Auburn, WA residents (15k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Auburn, WA was 17.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    237,445 ± 11,764 people

  2. Philippines

    67,799 ± 6,362 people

  3. India

    67,429 ± 6,345 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 237,445 Washington residents, followed by Philippines with 67,799 and India with 67,429.

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Citizenship

88.6%

2017 Citizenship

89.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 88.6% of Auburn, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Auburn, WA was 89.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Auburn, WA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    46.1k ± 1.44k

  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    7.63k ± 848

  3. White (Hispanic)

    6.76k ± 1.21k

In 2017, there were 6.04 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (46.1k people) in Auburn, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.63k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 6.76k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Auburn, WA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,542 ± 258

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    825 ± 200

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    739 ± 200

Auburn, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.87 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Auburn, WA awarded 2,888 degrees. The student population of Auburn, WA is skewed towards men, with 4,150 male students and 3,911 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Auburn, WA are White (1,377 and 55.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (268 and 10.8%), Asian (248 and 10%), and Two or More Races (226 and 9.14%).

The largest universities in Auburn, WA by number of degrees awarded are Green River College (2,873 and 99.5%) and BJ's Beauty & Barber College (15 and 0.519%).

The most popular majors in Auburn, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (876 and 30.3%), General Marketing & Marketing Management (153 and 5.3%), and Automobile Mechanics Technology (152 and 5.26%).

The median tuition costs in Auburn, WA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,468 and $3,885 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 126 degrees awarded

  2. 114 degrees awarded

  3. 876 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Auburn, WA was General Business with 126 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Auburn, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,873 degrees awarded

  2. 15 degrees awarded

$3,468

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Auburn, WA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Green River College with 2,873 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,586

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,302

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,586 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Auburn, WA, which is 1.22 times more than the 1,302 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Auburn, WA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,377 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    268 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    248 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Auburn, WA were to White students. These 1,377 degrees mean that there were 5.14 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 268 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Auburn, WA was $259,600 in 2017, which is 1.13 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $241,800 to $259,600, a 7.36% increase. The homeownership rate in Auburn, WA is 58.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Auburn, WA have an average commute time of 30.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Auburn, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$259,600

2017 Median

± $7,275

$241,800

2016 Median

± $6,500

In 2017, the median property value in Auburn, WA grew to to $259,600 from the previous year's value of $241,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Auburn, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Auburn, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$64,400

Median Household Income

± $3,276

28.3k

Number of Households

± 1,112

In 2017, the median household income of the 28.3k households in Auburn, WA grew to $64,400 from the previous year's value of $60,262.

The following chart displays the households in Auburn, WA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Auburn, WA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Auburn, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

58.8%

2017 Homeownership

59.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 58.8% of the housing units in Auburn, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Auburn, WA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

30.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Auburn, WA have a longer commute time (30.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.92% of the workforce in Auburn, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.3%

  2. Carpooled

    10.6%

  3. Public Transit

    6.83%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Auburn, WA was Drove Alone (75.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.6%) and those who Public Transit (6.83%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Auburn, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Auburn, WA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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