B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    NG
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$233,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,036
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    241
    273
  • Murder
    9
    6
  • Rape
    40
    41
  • Robbery
    118
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,222
    525
  • Theft
    3,413
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    801
    263

Residents

Diversity
NG
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$59,347
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Auburn Reviews

126 reviews
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I have lived in and around Auburn, WA all my life. The Auburn community is a vibrant area which offers its inhabitants a variety of community events, programs, and places to visit. The surrounding Auburn area has plenty of unique things to offer: a horse racing track, small airport, various parades (including a veteran's day parade- a rarity), amphitheater, and more. Growing up here, I have enjoyed the time I spent in the community's public schools, participated in the area's numerous community outreach events/programs, and taken my time to explore the various areas of attraction. Auburn is a lovely place to live and grow up in.
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I have lived in Auburn for approximately 15 months. My favorite thing about Auburn is the wonderful community center! They provide activities for kids over school breaks, mid-year, and over summer. There is a great park with a splash pad right outside. The senior center is next door, as is the White River Museum and the King County Library. My children's school, Chinook Elementary School, is so much better, academically, than what they had previously.
The one thing I don't like about living here is the crime.
Overall, Auburn isn't my favorite place. However, living in Lakeland Hills is pretty nice. The town center on top of the hill is nice and Haggen is a great store!