Auburn, NY

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Population

26,962

0.513% decline

Median Age

38.6


Median Household Income

$40,708

1.76% growth

Poverty Rate

17.6%


Number of Employees

11,799

2.09% growth

Median Property Value

$97,800

0.617% growth

About

In 2017, Auburn, NY had a population of 27k people with a median age of 38.6 and a median household income of $40,708. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Auburn, NY declined from 27,101 to 26,962, a -0.513% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,005 to $40,708, a 1.76% increase.

The population of Auburn, NY is 83.5% White Alone, 8.36% Black or African American Alone, and 3.71% Hispanic or Latino. 8.34% of the people in Auburn, NY speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Auburn, NY are Cayuga County Community College (506 degrees awarded in 2016) and Cayuga Onondaga BOCES-Practical Nursing Program (20 degrees).

The median property value in Auburn, NY is $97,800, and the homeownership rate is 46.9%. Most people in Auburn, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Auburn, NY is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Cayuga Lake, the longest of central New York's glacial Finger Lakes.

Economy

The economy of Auburn, NY employs 11.8k people. The largest industries in Auburn, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,251 people), Manufacturing (1,628 people), and Retail Trade (1,474 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($65,820), Finance & Insurance ($49,620), and Educational Services ($43,305).

Median household income in Auburn, NY is $40,708. Males in Auburn, NY have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,246. The income inequality in Auburn, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,708

2017 value

± $2,854

1.76%

1 Year Growth

± 9.53%

Households in Auburn, NY have a median annual income of $40,708, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,005 in 2016, which represents a 1.76% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$76,804

Average Male Salary

± $1,164

$59,246

Average Female Salary

± $829

In 2017, full-time male employees in Auburn, NY made 1.3 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $65,105 ± $849

  2. Asian

    $62,456 ± $2,350

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,207 ± $3,026

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Auburn, NY workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Auburn, NY is from New York.

0.499

2017 Wage GINI

0.497

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New York was 0.499 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.362% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New York 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 416

  2. Census Tract 415

  3. Census Tract 417

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Auburn, NY was Census Tract 416 with a value of $50,927, followed by Census Tract 415 and Census Tract 417, with respective values of $49,439 and $46,850.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Auburn, NY (4.33k out of 24.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    3,547 ± 457

  2. Two Or More

    385 ± 158

  3. Black

    354 ± 161

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

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

11.8k

2017 Value

± 751

2.09%

1 Year growth

± 8.78%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Auburn, NY grew at a rate of 2.09%, from 11.6k employees to 11.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Auburn, NY, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,341 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,233 people), and Production Occupations (938 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Auburn, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Auburn, NY, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,341 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,233 people), and Production Occupations (938 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Auburn, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.27 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (2.72 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.4 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Auburn, NY, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($73,750), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($70,921), and Protective Service Occupations ($70,625).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11.8k

2017 Value

± 751

2.09%

1 Year growth

± 8.78%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Auburn, NY grew at a rate of 2.09%, from 11.6k employees to 11.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Auburn, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,251 people), Manufacturing (1,628 people), and Retail Trade (1,474 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Auburn, NY, though some of these residents may live in Auburn, NY 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, NY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,251 people), Manufacturing (1,628 people), and Retail Trade (1,474 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Auburn, NY has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.54 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.38 times), and Manufacturing (1.36 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Auburn, NY, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($65,820), Finance & Insurance ($49,620), and Educational Services ($43,305).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $67.6B

  2. $47.2B

  3. $45.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $67.6B, followed by Electronics with $47.2B and Misc. mfg. prods. and $45.3B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$570B

2015 Value

$854B

Projected 2045 Value

49.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound New York trade was $570B. This is expected to increase 49.9% to $854B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New York 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 New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $34.6B

  2. $29.6B

  3. $18.8B

In 2015, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $34.6B, followed by Pennsylvania with $29.6B and Connecticut and $18.8B.

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

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Health

93.6% of the population of Auburn, NY has health coverage, with 46.4% on employee plans, 21% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 1.12% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Auburn, NY was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in Auburn, NY see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.25% increase from the previous year (1199 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1240 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 393 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.2%). Additionally, Chemung County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1202 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in New York see an average of 1202 patients per year. This represents a 0.25% increase from the previous year (1199 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in New York in comparison to neighboring states.

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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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$9,778

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,338

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,803

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,179

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New York (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.57%, from $9,351 to $9,778.

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

6.38%

Uninsured

46.4%

Employer Coverage

21%

Medicaid

13.2%

Medicare

11.9%

Non-Group

1.12%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Auburn, NY declined by 19% from 7.87% to 6.38%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Auburn, NY 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. 12.2% prevalence

  2. 12.2% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in New York, at 12.2%.

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

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Diversity

Auburn, NY is home to a population of 27k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.69% of Auburn, NY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Auburn, NY is composed of 22.5k White Alone residents (83.5%), 2.26k Black or African American Alone residents (8.36%), 1k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.71%), 946 Two or More Races residents (3.51%), 184 Asian Alone residents (0.682%), 68 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.252%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Auburn, NY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (933 speakers), African Languages (403 speakers), and Italian (199 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Auburn, NY was 38.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Auburn, NY are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Auburn, NY residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.69%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.78%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.69% of Auburn, NY residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Auburn, NY was 2.78%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    505,406 ± 17,230 people

  2. China

    402,542 ± 15,418 people

  3. Jamaica

    239,917 ± 11,952 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Auburn, NY was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,406 Auburn, NY residents, followed by China with 402,542 and Jamaica with 239,917.

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Citizenship

98.4%

2017 Citizenship

98.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.4% of Auburn, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Auburn, NY was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    22.5k ± 317

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.26k ± 296

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1k ± 249

In 2017, there were 9.98 times more White Alone residents (22.5k people) in Auburn, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.26k Black or African American Alone and 1k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Auburn, NY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    933 speakers (3.64%)

  2. African Languages

    403 speakers (1.57%)

  3. Italian

    199 speakers (0.777%)

8.34% of Auburn, NY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Auburn, NY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 3.64% of the overall population of Auburn, NY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.57% speak African Languages and 0.777% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    664 ± 153

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    253 ± 123

  3. Korea

    177 ± 67

Auburn, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Auburn, NY awarded 526 degrees. The student population of Auburn, NY is skewed towards women, with 1,799 male students and 2,528 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Auburn, NY are White (459 and 88.1%), followed by Black or African American (25 and 4.8%), Hispanic or Latino (14 and 2.69%), and Two or More Races (10 and 1.92%).

The largest universities in Auburn, NY by number of degrees awarded are Cayuga County Community College (506 and 96.2%) and Cayuga Onondaga BOCES-Practical Nursing Program (20 and 3.8%).

The most popular majors in Auburn, NY are Humanistic Studies (176 and 33.5%), General Business Administration & Management (62 and 11.8%), and Registered Nursing (54 and 10.3%).

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

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 176 degrees awarded

  2. 62 degrees awarded

  3. 54 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Auburn, NY was Humanistic Studies with 176 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 506 degrees awarded

  2. 20 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Auburn, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Cayuga County Community College with 506 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

162

Degrees Awarded to Men

364

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 162 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Auburn, NY, which is 0.445 times less than the 364 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    459 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    25 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    14 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Auburn, NY were to White students. These 459 degrees mean that there were 18.4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 25 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Auburn, NY was $97,800 in 2017, which is 0.449 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $97,200 to $97,800, a 0.617% increase. The homeownership rate in Auburn, NY is 46.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Auburn, NY have an average commute time of 17.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Auburn, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$40,708

Median Household Income

± $2,854

11.6k

Number of Households

± 708

In 2017, the median household income of the 11.6k households in Auburn, NY grew to $40,708 from the previous year's value of $40,005.

The following chart displays the households in Auburn, NY 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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Housing

Property Value

$97,800

2017 Median

± $3,533

$97,200

2016 Median

± $3,356

In 2017, the median property value in Auburn, NY grew to to $97,800 from the previous year's value of $97,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Auburn, NY 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, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

46.9%

2017 Homeownership

47.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 46.9% of the housing units in Auburn, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 47.2%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

17.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Auburn, NY have a shorter commute time (17.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.11% of the workforce in Auburn, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.7%

  2. Walked

    8.07%

  3. Carpooled

    7.29%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Auburn, NY was Drove Alone, followed by those who Walked and those who Carpooled.

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