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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    D+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A
Auburn is a town in New York with a population of 26,962. Auburn is in Cayuga County. Living in Auburn offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Auburn there are a lot of bars. Residents of Auburn tend to lean conservative.
About Auburn...
Population
26,962

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$97,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$696
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Auburn Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    342.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    75.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    97.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    319.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,265.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    116.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Auburn

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$40,708
National
$55,322
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I have been living in Auburn for over a year now and I absolutely love it! Besides all of the Historical & Cultural Sites, the arts community is booming and it's a wonderful place to raise a family. There is always something to do and all of the people I have encountered are friendly and inviting!
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Auburn (and anywhere in Cayuga County) is a beautiful, affordable, and smart choice to live, work, and play. Winters can be tough, but there are plenty of resources to deal with the weather, which is moderate compared with most areas of the U.S. Quick drive to more urban areas like Syracuse, Ithaca, or Rochester. Buffalo, Toronto, and New York City are a few hours drive away. It is a small, rural, spacious community. People are friendly, caring, and happy. It's very easy to live here and raise a family whatever your income level.
This little city has so much history. Home to William Seward and Harriet Tubman. The historic cemetery Fort Hill is where they were both laid to rest as well as other figures including native american Tah-gah-jute, or Logan, the celebrated Chief of the Cayugas, a tribe of the Six Nations.