- Auburn, Indiana
official_name = City of Auburn, Indiana
nickname = Home of the Classics
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location in the state of
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = DeKalb
subdivision_type3 = Township
subdivision_name3 = Grant, Union, Keyser, Jackson
leader_name = Norman E. Yoder (R)
area_magnitude = 1 E7
area_total_km2 = 17.2
area_land_km2 = 17.2
area_water_km2 = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 12074
population_density_km2 = 701.0
timezone = EST
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
area_total_sq_mi = 6.6
area_land_sq_mi = 6.6
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
elevation_m = 264
elevation_ft = 866
latd = 41 |latm = 21 |lats = 56 |latNS = N
longd = 85 |longm = 3 |longs = 23 |longEW = W
website = [http://www.ci.auburn.in.us/ www.ci.auburn.in.us]
postal_code = 46706
area_code = 260
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 18-02674GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0430334GR|3
Auburn is located at coor dms|41|21|56|N|85|3|23|W|city (41.365505, -85.056355)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.7 square miles (17.2 km²), all of it land.
Most of Auburn is located in Union civil township. Portions of Jackson, Keyser and Grant civil townships are also within the city limits.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 12,074 people, 4,927 households, and 3,202 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 1,816.2 people per square mile (701.0/km²). There were 5,258 housing units at an average density of 790.9/sq mi (305.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.71% White, 0.35% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.75% of the population.
There were 4,927 households out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.99.
In the city the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $42,762, and the median income for a family was $52,687. Males had a median income of $38,007 versus $24,414 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $20,945. About 2.9% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.
Auburn is governed by an elected mayor and seven-member common council and a three-member board of public works and safety consisting of the mayor and two others appointed by the mayor. A list of persons who have served as mayor appears in the table below.
Mayors of Auburn Term(s) Donald A. Garwood 1900-1902 Thomas H. Sprott 1902-1904 James W.Y. McClellan 1904-1906 1914-1918 George O. Dennison 1906-1910 Hugh Culbertson 1910-1914 Eli C. Walker 1910-1922 Warren Lige 1922-1935 Lodi E. Potter 1935-1948 Hal E. Hoham 1949-1952 H. Gerald Oren 1952-1964 Clarren L. Boger 1964-1968 Donald M. Allison 1968-1972 John L. Foley 1972-1976 Jesse A. ("Jack") Sanders 1976-1984 Burtis L. Dickman 1984-1992 Norman N. Rohm 1992-2000 Norman E. Yoder 2000- present
WFGA-- studios in Auburn, transmitter in Hicksville, Ohio
*"The Evening Star"
Most of Auburn lies in the DeKalb County Central United School District - [http://www.dekalb.k12.in.us/] . Public schools serving Auburn are:
*James R. Watson Elementary School - [http://www.dekalb.k12.in.us/jrw/index.htm] ;
*McKenney-Harrison Elementary School - [http://www.dekalb.k12.in.us/mck/index.htm] ;
*DeKalb Middle School
DeKalb High School- [http://www.dekalb.k12.in.us/dhs2/] .
There is also a K-12 private school:
*Lakewood Park Christian School
Events and sites of interest
Auburn is the location of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, held each
Labor Dayweekend, and of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museumand the National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States. Both are National Historic Landmarks. The Auburn Cord Duesenberg festival with the Kruse Internationalauction, is said to host the world's largest automotive auction. These automotive-related events are the legacy of the fact that the Auburn Automobile Company, which went out of business in the late 1930s, had its headquarters and a factory in Auburn. Other museums located near Auburn include the Hoosier Air Museum, the Kruse Automotive and Carriage Museum and the World War II Victory Museum. Auburn also hosts the annual DeKalb County Free Fall Fair, a six-day event usually held in the last week of September.
Auburn was also home to early
automobilecompany DeSoto in 1913. This company has no connection with the DeSoto that was manufactured by Chrysler.
Notable natives & former residents
Gordon Buehrig(1904-1990), automobile designer, lived in Auburn for two years while designing the 1935-1936 Auburn Speedster and is buried in Roselawn Cemetery.
Errett Lobban Cord(1894-1974), industrialist, lived in Auburn while running the Auburn Automobile Company.
Will Cuppy(1884-1949), humorist and journalist, was born in Auburn, graduated from Auburn High School and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery.
* [http://www.rootsweb.com/~indekalb/dcibp/dcbio/1914/eckhart-charles.txt Charles Eckhart] (1841-1915), industrialist and philanthropist, founded the Eckhart Carriage Company, predecessor of the Auburn Automobile Company, and was
Prohibition Partycandidate for Governor of Indiana in 1900. He lived in Auburn from 1874 until his death and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery.
James I. Farley(1871-1948), member of US House of Representatives, 1933-1939, lived in Auburn while an executive of the Auburn Automobile Company and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Don Lash(1912-1994), track and field champion who won the 1938 James E. Sullivan Awardas the top amateur athlete in the United States, graduated from Auburn High School in 1933.
* [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=M000329 Charles A.O. McClellan] (1835-1898), member of US House of Representatives, 1889-1892, lived in Auburn and practiced law there.
* [http://www.markshawbooks.com/931318.html Mark Shaw] (b. 1945), attorney, author and network television personality, was born in Auburn and graduated from Auburn High School.
Rollie Zeider(1883-1967), major league baseball player, 1910-1918, played for Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, Chicago Chi-Feds, Chicago Whalesand Chicago Cubs. He grew up in Auburn and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery.
The official city
logo, pictured at right, is based on the logo of the former Auburn Automobile Company. The company went out of business in the 1930s. The municipality began using the logo in the 1980s. The city's official nicknameis '"Home of the Classics,"' a reference to the "classic" automobiles once manufactured there.
*The acts that led to the
U.S. Supreme Court's decision in " Stump v. Sparkman", 435 U.S. 349 (1978), the leading American case on judicial immunity, took place in Auburn in 1971.
June 28, 1988, four workers were asphyxiatedat a local metal-plating plant in the worst confined-space industrial accident in U.S.history; a fifth victim died two days later. [ [http://www.multinationalmonitor.org/hyper/issues/1990/04/kinney.html Joseph A. Kinney and William G. Mosley, "Death on the Job," "The Multinational Monitor", April 1990, v. 11, no. 4] , citing a report by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.]
Auburn Rubber Company, which operated in Auburn from 1935 to 1959 was one of America's largest manufacturers of rubber toys.
* [http://www.ci.auburn.in.us City of Auburn]
* [http://www.dekalb.k12.in.us/ DeKalb County Central United School District]
* [http://www.acdmuseum.org Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum]
* [http://www.acdfestival.org Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival]
* [http://www.natmus.org NATMUS]
* [http://www.wwiivictory.org WWII Victory Museum]
* [http://www.hoosierairmuseum.org Hoosier Air Museum]
* [http://www.kccmuseum.org Kruse Automotive and Carriage Museum]
* [http://www.dekalbcvb.org DeKalb Visitors Bureau]
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