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Auburn is a city in Cayuga County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Yorkshire town cited in Oliver Goldsmith's poem, "Deserted Village."

The latitude of Auburn is 42.931N. The longitude is -76.566W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 686 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 28,121.


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Median household income
Local
$30,281
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Auburn demographic reports
Auburn is at the tip of Owasco Lake.
Former and merged names include:
· Hardenbergh's Corners
Transportation routes, water power and the 19th-century practice of hiring out prison labor at low rates attracted industry

The electric chair was introduced at Auburn Prison; among those executed was Leon Czolgosz, assassin of President William McKinley

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 77. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.7 per 1,000 people.
Auburn received national attention for 1929 prison riot
Well-known residents have included:
· Harriet Tubman, abolitionist
· William H. Seward, governor, senator, secretary of state
Local festivals include:
  • Tomato Fest - Sept. 8-9, 2007
Dates often change. Check Auburn web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Casey Park, Emerson Park
Wildlife: Downtown Auburn is the site of a large crow roost, where thousands of crows nest each night after foraging in nearby fields

Sports teams: Doubledays (minor league baseball)
Historic routes: Erie Canal
(See more information on the Erie Canal)
Historic sites and museums: Cayuga Museum and Case Research Lab Museum, Cayuga Museum Iroquois Center, Ward O'Hara Agricultural Museum of Cayuga County, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Harriet Tubman Home, William H. Seward House
Colleges and universities: Cayuga County Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Auburn demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cayuga County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 13021 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

11% of Auburn residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Auburn ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Auburn was $17,083, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

14% of Auburn residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Auburn festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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History

Historic districts in Auburn include South Street Area Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Auburn, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $393.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $915.


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Libraries in Auburn include Seymour Public Library District ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Auburn include Auburn Citizen

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Politics

Cayuga County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Auburn political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Auburn workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Auburn between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Auburn include Days Inn Auburn, Holiday Inn Hotels, Microtel Inn and Suites, Scottish Inn & Suites, Super 8, Super 8.

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