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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  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-
Auburn is a town in Alabama with a population of 62,996. 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.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$251,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$868
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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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
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    291.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    24.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    44.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    175.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,838.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    114.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    34%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    7%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Auburn

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,654
National
$55,322
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My son lives and goes to Auburn University. He loves it! He comes from a small town. Auburn has so much to offer. He can walk to his classes. He is within walking distance to many wonderful places to eat. Auburn has so many activities going on at all time for my son and his friends to participate in. I am very thankful for the medical clinic on campus. Security seems to be top notch on the campus. I am very thankful for the emails that the campus sends to parents to keep us informed about everything going on. I am very thankful for the many churches that involve and make students a part of their family while they are in college.
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What i kike about Auburn is the atmosphere and the energy you feel when you're in the city especially downtown on campus. It's very vibrant and it has a literal college feel that I love. I love to drive through Downtown Auburn & just look at all of the buildings & ride bikes on campus just to see what they have to offer. I live close to a place where there's an amazing environment which has a great university that is always showing spirit, so when I can, I take advantage of wanting to see what they have. One thing I would say they could do better is having more community events downtown preferably because a lot of people are always gathered down there. It can just be a time where we can all connect in a beautiful place.
I think Auburn is a very involved city. With it being the home of the Auburn tigers, there is a lot of involvement with college sports. Auburn has such a great selection of restaurants, local shops, and family friendly fun. Rather you’re there for a game, or there for a visit, you’re guaranteed a good time!