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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Auburn Hills is a suburb of Detroit with a population of 22,644. Auburn Hills is in Oakland County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Auburn Hills offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Auburn Hills there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Auburn Hills and residents tend to have moderate political views.
About Auburn Hills...
Population
22,644

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$134,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,023
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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Auburn Hills 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
    309.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    63.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    25.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    127.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,044.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    76.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    19%
  • 25-34 years
    22%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Auburn Hills

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$58,438
National
$55,322
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Auburn Hills is a pretty average city. There are good and bad aspects. There's a pretty nice library and community center, and there are plenty of places to eat. The schools, at least the ones I went to, are nice. The academics are good and it's very diverse. However, there aren't many things to do in general. Of course, there's the typical movie theater and skating rink, but that's pretty much to the greatest extent. There are also a lot of pot holes.
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I have liked Auburn Hills because it is a great city to build a family in and it is very safe. The police are local police so they have much more manpower and money to put in to the community and it shows. Auburn Hills offers lots of job primarily by major warehouses, Great Lakes Crossing Mall, and the Palace(now deactivated) I have worked for the city and I can say from experience that this city is well run and well equipped to handle everything that is thrown at it.
So many things to do, such as a the mall or even top golf! If you want a bite to eat, there’s fast food and name brand restaurants on every corner! Also, Oakland Univeristy lives right in Auburn Hills, perfect if you want to finish a degree!