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  5. Good for Families
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  7. Jobs
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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 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
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
    191
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    47.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    34.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    195.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,539.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    112.9
    284
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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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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.
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Something that I like about Auburn Hills is the diverse culture that we have here. People of all different backgrounds live here which makes this city interesting. Something I would like to see change is the constant construction that is taking place within this city. For example, before they finish repairing one street they have already started on 3 more and this makes it a difficult time to commute.
Auburn Hills has a wonderful community. Businesses from all over the country have headquarters here, including Chrysler. This is an easy place to find on the map, great for working, shopping, living, going to school at the Community College or University. The local government hosts community gatherings to connect residents with each other and their public administration, including the police department.