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%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    140
    273
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    13
    41
  • Robbery
    60
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    429
    525
  • Theft
    2,050
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    135
    263

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%
  • Public Schools
  • Colleges

Auburn Reviews

125 reviews
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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.
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I was born in Auburn,Alabama in the year of 1998. Auburn is most famous for its university, Auburn University, which was founded in 1856. At the university, they have the stupendous football team, the Auburn Tigers. Auburn is an all-around town with such a diversity. Auburn is a place where you can raise a wonderful family. Auburn has wonderful houses and jobs! Other than having a high rate in the work forces and real estate, Auburn has an outstanding school system containing 11 schools! Auburn is most definitely a place where you can fulfill and build a legacy!
Love Auburn! Great town to live in and raise a family. The cost of living is a little higher, comparatively speaking of other small towns in Alabama, but worth the money in order to be a part of a family, such as the town of Auburn. My daughter is staying in Auburn to go to Auburn University, which makes me happy as well.