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General

As of 3/15/2012

  • Date of Incorporation: June 13, 1891
  • Form of Government: Mayor-Council
  • Type of Government: Non-Charter Code City
  • Rank in Size Washington State: 14th*
  • Total Incorporated Population: 70,705*
    • King County: 63,050
    • Pierce County: 7,655
  • Assessed Valuation: $7,214,000,000***
  • Area: 30.1 Square Miles
  • Auburn Median Age: 34.4 Years Old**
  • Total Active Registered Voters: 31,297
    • King County: 28,089
    • Pierce County: 3,208
  • Miles of Streets: 284 Miles

*Washington State Office of Financial Management, 2012
**US Census Bureau, 2005-2009 American Community Survey
***King County Assessments

Fire Protection

On January 1, 2007, the Valley Regional Fire AuthorityExternal link began providing fire protection services for the cities of Auburn, Algona and Pacific.

Police Protection 

As of 1/17/2014

  • Stations/Precincts: 2
  • Commissioned Police Personnel: 105
  • Non-Commissioned Personnel: 19
  • Total Personnel and Officers 124
  • Calls for Service in 2013: 59,449

Utility Rates

For current information, see our utility rates (PDF).

Reduced rates for low-income senior citizens and disabled persons available.

Storm

As of 8/31/2013

  • Accounts 17,151
  • Storm Main 258 Miles

Sewer

As of 7/1/2013

  • Accounts - 14,641
  • 196 miles of sewer main
  • 16 pump stations
  • 5326 manholes

Water

As of 12/16/2013

  • Accounts - 14,106
  • Water Main 276 Miles
  • Average Daily Demand  7.4 Million Gallons

Solid Waste

As of 7/1/2013

  • Waste Management (Contracted Services) 
    • Residential Garbage Accounts 12,356
    • Multi-Family & Business Garbage Accounts 1,878
  • Allied Waste Services
    • Garbage Accounts 3,461 

Planning & Development

In 2012

  • Building Permits Issued: 908
  • Construction Valuation of Issued Permits: $168,881,878.37
  • Building Inspections Performed: 9,911
  • New Business Licenses Issued: 497
  • Enforcement Cases Opened: 856
  • Enforcement Cases Closed: 788

Parks, Recreation & Culture

From 1/1/2012 to 12/31/2012

  • Total Park Acreage: 570
  • Number of Developed Parks: 31
  • Cemetery Interments: 259
  • Golf Course - Rounds Played: 46,038
  • Youth Sports: 1,894 participants
  • Adult Sports: 2,196 participants 
  • Senior Center Visits: 40,704
  • Cultural Activities (Arts): 146
  • Audience Served by Cultural Events: 129,584
  • Museum Audience served: 15,387

Sales Tax Rate

As of 7/1/2013

  Local   State   Total
King County 3.0% + 6.5% = 9.5%
King County (Non-RTA) 2.1% + 6.5% = 8.6%
Pierce County   2.9% 6.5%  = 9.4% 

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