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Auburn, Washington
Flag of Auburn, Washington
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Motto: "More Than You Imagined"
Coordinates: 47°18′8″N 122°12′53″W / 47.30222, -122.21472
Country United States
State Washington
Counties King, Pierce
Founded June 13, 1891
Government
 - Mayor Pete Lewis
Area
 - Total 23.37 sq mi (55.1 km²)
 - Land 21.3 sq mi (55.1 km²)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.05 km²)
Elevation 82 ft (25 m)
Population (2006)
 - Total 48,886
 - Density 1,895.9/sq mi (732.1/km²/km²)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 98000-98099
Area code(s) 253
FIPS code 53-03180[1]
GNIS feature ID 1511974[2]
Website: http://www.ci.auburn.wa.us/index.asp
Auburn and Green River Valley to the south of it, seen from Auburn's Centennial Park

Auburn is a city of 48,886 (2006) located in the U.S. state of Washington, in King County with some spill-over into Pierce County. Though founded before either Seattle or Tacoma (Seattle metropolitan area) had suburbs, Auburn is now often thought of as a suburb of these two cities. Auburn is roughly bordered by the suburbs of Federal Way, Pacific, and Algona to the west, Sumner to the south, unincorporated King County to the east, and Kent to the north. The Muckleshoot Indian Reservation is nearby. For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... 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Auburn also hosts the third largest Veteran's day parade West of the Mississippi River.

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Geography

Location of Auburn, WashingtonAuburn is located at 47°18′8″N, 122°12′53″W (47.302322, -122.214779)[3]. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1086x624, 25 KB)Map of Auburn, Washington within King County, with county highlighted on Washington map. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 55.1 km² (21.3 mi²). 55.1 km² (21.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.05% is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Two rivers, the White River and, to a greater extent, the Green River flow through Auburn. The White River in Washington state flows around 75 miles from its headwaters near Mount Rainier to its confluence with the Puyallup River at Sumner. ... The Green River is a 60-mile-long river in the state of Washington in the United States. ...


Historically, the Stuck River ran through the settlement of Stuck, which is now a small pocket of unincorporated King County within southern Auburn. In 1906, the flow of the White River was diverted into the Stuck's channel near today's Game Farm Park. [1] References to the Stuck River still appear in some property legal descriptions [2] and place names, e.g. Stuck River Drive, within Auburn, but today it is essentially indistinguishable from the southern White River.


Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 68,850 people, 16,108 households, and 10,051 families residing in the city. The population density was 732.1/km² (1,895.9/mi²). There were 16,767 housing units at an average density of 304.5/km² (788.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 82.80% White, 2.42% African American, 2.54% Native American, 3.50% Asian, 0.51% Pacific Islander, 3.66% from other races, and 4.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.49% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 16,108 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.7% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.6% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.05. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $39,208, and the median income for a family was $45,426. Males had a median income of $36,977 versus $27,476 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,630. About 10.2% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government

The city of Auburn is a government mayor-council form, the current Mayor is Pete Lewis, who is in his secound term in office. He is a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition[4], a bi-partisan group with a stated goal of "making the public safer by getting illegal guns off the streets." The Coalition is co-chaired by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition is a coalition of mayors from 225 different United States cities, with a stated goal of making the public safer by getting illegal guns off the streets. ... In a two-party system (such as in the United States), bipartisan refers to any bill, act, resolution, or any other action of a political body in which both of the major political parties are in agreement. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Thomas Michael Menino (born December 27, 1942) is the current mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, United States and the citys first Italian-American mayor. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born 14 February 1942) is an American businessman, founder of Bloomberg L.P., and the current Mayor of New York City. ...


Auburn's council members include

  • Nancy Backus
  • Gene Cerino
  • Lynn Norman
  • Bill Peloza
  • Sue Singer
  • Roger Thordarson
  • Rich Wagner

Auburn is the site for the Northwest headquarters of United States General Services Administration. The General Services Administration is a federal agency of the United States government, established in 1949 to help manage and support the basic functioning of federal agencies. ...


Lea Hill Annexation

As of January 1, 2008 the city of Auburn annexed the two areas commonly known as Lea Hill and West Hill. Voter's approved the annexation in late October of 2007. Currently King County services the two regions. It is expected the the annexations will increase Auburn's population from 48,000 to roughly 65,000.


For more information on the annexation's visit the City of Auburn Web Site. [3]


Famous Past/Present Residents

  • Christine Gregoire grew up in Auburn, she attended both Cascade Middle School, and Auburn Senior High School. Gregoire is the current Washington State Governor.
  • Greg Haugen born and raised in Auburn, he grew up to become a professional boxer. Gained 4 championship belts and holds record for highest number in attendance for a single fight against Julio César Chávez

Several Rock bands receiving national attention and recognition have sprung from the Auburn area. Bands with members from Auburn include: The Mechanical Dolls, Four Counts Dirty, The Green Off the Box, Champion, Jude Dugan and others... Christine OGrady Chris Gregoire (born March 24, 1947) is the Democratic governor of the U.S. state of Washington. ... Greg Lee Haugen (born August 31, 1960 in Seattle, WA) was an American boxer at Lightweight. ... For this mans son, also a boxer, see Julio César Chávez, Jr. ... Francis Richard Dick Scobee (May 19, 1939 - January 28, 1986) was an American astronaut who died commanding the Space Shuttle Challenger, which suffered catastrophic booster failure during launch of the STS-51-L mission. ... For further information about Challengers mission and crew, see STS-51-L. The iconic image of Space Shuttle Challengers smoke plume after its breakup 73 seconds after launch. ... Space Shuttle Challenger (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-099) was NASAs second Space Shuttle orbiter to be put into service, Columbia being the first. ... Blair Allen Rasmussen (born November 13, 1962 in Auburn, Washington), is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Denver Nuggets in the 1st round (15th overall) of the 1985 NBA Draft. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ...


History

Auburn was originally incorporated as "Slaughter," named after William Slaughter, who died in an Indian skirmish in 1855. At the time, the main hotel in town was called the "Slaughter House." In 1893, a large group of settlers from Auburn, New York moved to Slaughter, and renamed the town to "Auburn." [4] Due to this history, when Auburn was building its second high school in the mid-1990s, there was a grass-roots effort to name the high school "Slaughter High School," but it was eventually decided that the name would be too politically incorrect, and the High School was named "Auburn Riverside High School," whose mascot is the Raven. There are several locations in Auburn on the National and State Registers of Historic Places, such as the Neely Mansion. Auburn is a city in Cayuga County, New York, United States of America. ... Neely Mansion, Spring of 2006 The Neely Mansion, located near the eastern edge of Auburn, Washington, was built in 1894. ...

Neely Mansion, Spring of 2006
Neely Mansion, Spring of 2006

The city of Auburn, located 20 miles south of Seattle, was home to some of the earliest settlers in King County. Nestled in a fertile river valley, Auburn has been both a farm community and a center of business and industry for more than 150 years. Auburn is located near the original confluence of the Green and White rivers, both of which contain runoff water from the Cascade Mountain range. The valley was originally the home of the Skopamish, Smalhkamish, and Stkamish Indian tribes. The first white men in the region were explorers and traders who arrived in the 1830s. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 492 pixelsFull resolution (1971 × 1213 pixel, file size: 378 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 492 pixelsFull resolution (1971 × 1213 pixel, file size: 378 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ...


Settlers first came to the valley in the 1850s. On October 27, 1855, an Indian ambush killed nine people, including women and children. In November, a military unit led by Lieutenant William Slaughter camped near what is now present-day Auburn. On December 4, 1855, a group of Indians attacked, killing Lt. Slaughter and two other men.


A new treaty was written which provided the establishment of the Muckleshoot reservation, which is the only Indian reservation now within the boundaries of King County. The White River tribes collectively became known as the Muckleshoot tribe.



White settlers, the Neely and Ballard families began returning to the area. In 1891, the town of Slaughter incorporated. Although many older citizens considered the town's name as a memorial, many newer residents understandably felt uncomfortable with it. Within two years, the town was renamed Auburn, taken from the first line of Oliver Goldsmith's poem, The Deserted Village: "Sweet Auburn! Loveliest village of the plain."


Auburn had been a bustling center for hop farming until 1890 when the crops were destroyed by aphids. After that, the farms were mostly dairy farms and berry farms. Nevertheless, flooding was still a problem for Auburn farmers up until the Howard Hanson Dam was built in 1962. This dam on the Green River, along with the Mud Mountain Dam on the White River, provided controlled river management, which left the valley nearly flood-free.



Another impetus to Auburn's growth was the railroad. The Northern Pacific Railroad put a rail line through town in 1883, but it was the Seattle-Tacoma Interurban line that allowed easy access to both cities starting in 1902. The Interurban allowed farmers to get their product to the markets within hours after harvest. The railroad, along with better roads, caused many new companies to set up business in Auburn, among them the Borden Condensery (which made Borden's Condensed Milk) and the Northern Clay Company.


Auburn grew through the twentieth century like many American towns. The 1920s were prosperous for citizens, but the Great Depression of the 1930s left many in need. World War II brought great hardship to many local Japanese farmers when they were moved to internment camps and their land taken from them. At the same time, local boys were sent to fight in the Pacific, and some died in battle.


The postwar era was prosperous to Auburn, bringing more businesses and a community college to the city. In 1963, The Boeing Company built a large facility to mill sheet metal skin for jet airliners. As time went on, many farms disappeared as the land was converted to industrial use. In 1995, the Supermall of the Great Northwest was built in the valley, enticing consumers from all over the Puget Sound region.


Auburn has made the transition from small farms to large industries, but much of the city's history remains. A monument in the memory of Lieutenant Slaughter, erected in 1918, still stands in a local park. The Neely Mansion, built by the son of a pioneer in 1891, has been refurbished and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Auburn's downtown still maintains a "Main Street U.S.A" appearance.


The SuperMall of the Great Northwest

The SuperMall is a mall in Auburn Washington.


Anchor Tenants

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Schools

Currently the Auburn School District has 15 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, 4 high schools, and 1 college. The district's newest school is Arthur Jacobsen Elementary. The District is larger than the city itself, serving the neighboring towns of Algona and Pacific as well as some unincorporated areas around Auburn. Auburn School District No. ...


Elementary Schools:

  • Alpac Elementary[5]
  • Chinook Elementary[6]
  • Dick Scobee Elementary[7]
  • Evergreen Heights Elementary[8]
  • Head Start at Evergreen Heights[9]
  • Gildo Rey Elementary[10]
  • Hazelwood Elementary[11]
  • Ilalko Elementary[12]
  • Lake View Elementary[13]
  • Lakeland Hills Elementary[14]
  • Lea Hill Elementary[15]
  • Pioneer Elementary[16]
  • Terminal Park Elementary[17]
  • Washington Elementary[18]
  • Arthur Jacobsen Elementary School [19]

Middle Schools:

  • Cascade Middle School[20]
  • Mt. Baker Middle School[21]
  • Olympic Middle School[22]
  • Rainier Middle School[23]

High Schools:

Colleges: Auburn Senior High School is a public high School in Auburn, Washington founded in 1903. ... Auburn Riverside High School is located in Auburn, Washington. ...

Auburn Citizens for Schools[29] is a group of volunteer parents and community members who are interested in fostering quality education in the Auburn School District[30]. Its main objective is to promote and pass school levies and bonds. GRCC logo Green River Community College (GRCC) is a community college located in Auburn, Washington, USA. It has a student body of around 10,000. ...


Events

  • Auburn Good Ol' Day
  • Veterans Parade
  • Clean Sweep

Sister City

Auburn has one sister city, according to [31] and [32]: Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

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References

  1. ^ a b American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ US Board on Geographic Names. United States Geological Survey (2007-10-25). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ Mayors Against Illegal Guns: Coalition Members.

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A suburb of Seattle and Tacoma (Seattle metropolitan area), Auburn is roughly bordered by the suburbs of Federal Way, Pacific, and Algona to the west, Sumner to the south, unincorporated King County to the east, and Kent to the north.
As of the 2004 Presidential election, Auburn consists of 51 precincts in King County and 3 in Pierce County.
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