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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Auburn is a town in Massachusetts with a population of 16,633. Auburn is in Worcester County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Auburn offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Auburn there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Auburn and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Auburn are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$252,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$954
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%
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Auburn Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    161.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    173.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,572.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    77.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    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
$83,014
National
$55,322

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Auburn Reviews

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Auburn is a pretty safe town with a very good school system and lots of programs for the community members! Worcester is the next city over and can offer everything you would want in a city, while not living in one.
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We have lived in Auburn since 1974, having bought our first and only home here, with the idea that we would make some improvements to it and move on. With every improvement we made it became obvious that it would be very difficult to leave this location. We raised our son here and he benefited from the fine school system. Now retired, we love it even more because of its central location and proximity to Worcester which has everything we need. Also nice to have an airport 14 minutes away.
Auburn is a great community. I am endlessly impressed with the school system, particularly the special education programs. Very happy to be a resident of Auburn!