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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Auburn is a town in Maine with a population of 22,941. Auburn is in Androscoggin County. Living in Auburn offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Auburn and residents tend to lean liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$152,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$746
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Auburn Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    69.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    61.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    43.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    239.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,817.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    48
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Auburn

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$48,363
National
$55,322
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The amount of community that resides within Auburn allows for one to feel home here. The amount of forestry and overall nature in the city as well as the outskirts allows for a lot of opportunities to explore, hike, bike, fish, etc. Auburn is a very calm and cute city, and is a great place to take a walk and breathe in the fresh air.
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Typical small Maine City with great shopping, restaurants, and convenient to I-95. Seasonal activities include golf, skying, hockey, and summer theater. Schools are excellent by Maine standards.
I have traveled all around the world and have lived in other states and countries. Auburn, Maine will always feel like home. There is a simplicity and beauty that cannot be matched. While there is always room for improvement in local governments and education systems, Auburn offers a stable environment with all of the conveniences one needs. There is a variety of corporations and family owned businesses that create a strong balance in the community. Opportunities are offered in every capacity imaginable from tutoring ESL students to creating nature walking paths. Auburn is a great place to live and I am proud to contribute to the advancement of the community.