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Auburn
  • Town in Alabama

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

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Auburn is a town in Alabama with a population of 64,054. Auburn is in Lee County and is one of the best places to live in Alabama. Living in Auburn offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Auburn there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in Auburn and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Auburn are highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$266,200
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$884
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    291.2
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    24.4
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    44.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    175.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,838.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    114.4
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    32%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    7%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    national  12%

Working in Auburn

Jobs
grade B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$47,318
National
$62,843

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