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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$220,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$813
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%

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
    140
    0
  • Murder
    3
    0
  • Rape
    13
    41
  • Robbery
    60
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    429
    1
  • Theft
    2,050
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    135
    0

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$38,342
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Hi! I am an alumni of Auburn High School! I've attended Auburn City Schools since kindergarten! I must say Auburn City Schools prepared me WELL for college and life outside of high school! I am maintaining a 3.2 gpa currently and my goal is to graduate cum laude. I am an upcoming senior at Auburn at Montgomery; I love Auburn! I am a true Auburn fan! Personally, I think Auburn's nightlife is BEST during football season! It is such a joy going to the football games, going on campus tailgating with friends and family, etc! The safety in Auburn is great. Auburn police department does what it takes to keep the community safe and they are very kind! It is very diverse and I've met some of the best people in Auburn. I will never forget Auburn! It is a great place to settle down, raise families, and have fun. The public schools are great and they will prepare your child well and he or she will be well prepared for the real world!
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Auburn, Alabama is what most would call a "typical college town". It is the surrounding city of Auburn University and has so much character that most of the time, it takes people a while to think of the perfect way to describe it. Its small town structure creates a large sense of community and family. Every where you go there is a smiling face waiting to help in any way possible. When fall comes around, the football scene is amazing! People come from all over to see the university's team play. the downtown area is packed with excitement and the traditions that come with it are spectacular. All in all, Auburn is a great place to live, and even visit. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone I know!
I moved to Auburn about four years ago to attend Auburn University. At first, I was overwhelmed by the number of people that resided here, but the population has no affect on the friendliness of its people. Everyone smiles to each other as they walk past and the school spirit is high. The cost of living is reasonable, besides housing. There isn't enough housing as of now for everyone, but there is tons of it being built now! Auburn is growing more every day and offering better apartments, restaurants, and bars. The commute time is nice, but on game days it's pretty hectic wherever you go, so plan on searching for a parking spot for an hour and a half. If you can't find a job within the town, there is always a place in the University, which brings in a lot of international students and creates diversity. There is a great mix of just about everything and I would't change a thing if I could.