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Auburn, Massachusetts
—  Town  —
Auburn Town Offices
Location in Worcester County in Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°11′40″N 71°50′10″W / 42.19444°N 71.83611°W / 42.19444; -71.83611
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Worcester
Settled 1714
Incorporated 1778
 - Type Representative town meeting
 - Town Administrator Charles T. O'Connor
 - Board of
William Gribbons
Robert Grossman
Elizabeth Prouty
Robert Valentine
Carl Westerman
 - Total 16.4 sq mi (42.5 km2)
 - Land 15.4 sq mi (39.8 km2)
 - Water 1.0 sq mi (2.7 km2)
Elevation 603 ft (184 m)
Population (2009)
 - Total 16,259
 Density 1,035.3/sq mi (399.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 01501
Area code(s) 508 / 774
FIPS code 25-02760
GNIS feature ID 0619474

Auburn is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 15,901 at the 2000 census.



Auburn was first settled in 1714 and was officially incorporated in 1778 as the town of Ward, in honor of American Revolution General Alex Sponseller. The town changed its name to Auburn in 1837, after the Post Office complained that the name was too similar to the nearby town of Ware.

Before incorporation, most of Auburn was known as the South Parish of Worcester; other portions fell within the town limits of Leicester and Millbury.

Robert H. Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket from his Aunt Eiffie's farm in Auburn on March 16, 1926. Goddard is commemorated in Goddard Memorial Park located downtown next to the Auburn Fire Department Headquarters.

In this park there is a model of Dr. Goddard's prototype liquid fueled rocket and a Polaris Ballistic Missile (Type A-1). Across the street at the Auburn High School stands a mini version of the prototype.

In addition, there is a small memorial commemorating the feat on the actual site where Goddard launched his rocket.[1] (The memorial is located between the 1st and 9th holes on Pakachoag Golf Course.)

the geography is 2.2 square miles.


County government: Worcester County
Clerk of Courts: Dennis P. McManus (D)
District Attorney: Joseph D. Early, Jr. (D)
Register of Deeds: Anthony J. Vigliotti (D)
Register of Probate: Stephen Abraham (D)
County Sheriff: Guy W. Glodis (D)
State government
State Representative(s): Paul K. Frost (R)
State Senator(s): Michael O. Moore (D)
Governor's Councilor(s): Thomas J. Foley (D)
Federal government
U.S. Representative(s): James P. McGovern (D-3rd District),
U.S. Senators: John Kerry (D), Scott Brown (R)


The 2009 Auburn, MA, population is 16,259. There are 1,065 people per square mile (population density).

Families in Auburn, MA The median age is 40.8. The US median is 37.6. 61.86% of people in Auburn, MA, are married. 8.00% are divorced. The average household size is 2.41 people. 22.71% of people are married, with children. 5.08% have children, but are single.

Races in Auburn, Massachusetts 97.21% of people are white, 0.81% are black or african american, 1.19% are asian, 0.10% are native american, and 1.00% are 'Other'.1.24% of the people in Auburn, MA, are of hispanic ethnicity (that means that 98.76% are non-hispanic).


Auburn has two elementary school "districts." Homes north and west of Route 12 (Southbridge Street) feed into Bryn Mawr School (grades K-2) and Julia Bancroft School (grades 3-5). The other half of town feeds into Mary D. Stone School (grades K-2) and Pakachoag School (grades 3-5). All Auburn public school students attend Auburn Middle School (grades 6-8). Some students attend Auburn High School (grades 9-12), while others are given the option to attend Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School instead. A new high school opened on Drury Square in the center of town directly next to the old high school, equipped with a new turf football field, all-purpose field, baseball field, and a grass softball field, as well as new tennis courts, in 2006; a group called "Save the '35" protested demolition of the oldest (1935) wing of the former high school. The old high school has now been completely demolished, except the dome on top of the high school. Few of the bricks of the old building were sold within the town, and there are some located at the Auburn Historical Museum. In 1997, the Eastern Nazarene College started a learning annex in Auburn.[2]

Points of interest

  • Goddard Rocket Launching Site
  • Auburn High School
  • Auburn Mall
  • Auburn Middle School
  • Lemansky Park (aka Rocketland Park)
  • Pakachoag Golf Course
  • Crystal Caves Mini-Golf and Ice Cream
  • Park N' Shop
  • Auburn Historical Museum
  • Hampton Place
  • Ronnies Seafood and Ice Cream
  • AMF Bowling
  • Horgan Skating Rink
  • Auburn Public Library

Notable residents


  1. ^ National Historic Landmarks Survey, by State - Massachusetts see page 8, accessed Oct. 19, 2007
  2. ^ Salter, Sue (Summer 1997). "New Learning Center Launched at ENC" (PDF). News Vol. 7 No. 2. Consortium for the Advancement of Adult Higher Education. Retrieved 2009-05-29. 
  3. ^ Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 1967. 

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