Auburn is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 66,259 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Auburn is the ninth largest community in Alabama. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Auburn, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Auburn, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Auburn’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Auburn does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $47,318.00.
Auburn real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although Auburn house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Auburn is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.99% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Auburn is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Auburn who work in teaching (15.00%), management occupations (11.78%), and sales jobs (9.16%).
Also of interest is that Auburn has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Auburn is a major college town that has a very high percentage of its residents over 18 years old who are college students. Naturally, collegiate life has a major influence on local Auburn culture, lifestyle and entertainment options. Auburn really pulses to the beat of the academic calendar. In Auburn every fall, returning students reinvigorate the community, who you will notice are all over town, buying groceries, out with friends, and getting acquainted or re-acquainted with each other and Auburn. One of the beneficial effects that colleges provide is that they tend to be lasting institutions that deliver direct economic benefits to the local economy in the form of such things as jobs for faculty and staff, and spending by students. Auburn benefits directly from this.
Not only is Auburn a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, shaping the character of the city into a place that is geared toward, and considered attractive to, many single, educated people. Many singles consider Auburn a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
If knowledge is power, Auburn is a pretty powerful place. 57.97% of the adults in Auburn have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Auburn in 2018 was $28,510, which is upper middle income relative to Alabama, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $114,040 for a family of four. However, Auburn contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Auburn is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Auburn home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Auburn residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Auburn include English, Irish, German, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Auburn is English. Other important languages spoken here include Korean and Spanish.