Auburn 73 Excellent
Auburn Livability #67 ranked city in Alabama#8,732 ranked city in the USARanks better than 70% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Auburn Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D+ Auburn Cost of Living Cost of living is 17% higher than Alabama
1033% more expensive than the US average
8812% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Auburn cost of living
C- Auburn Crime Total crime is 4% lower than Alabama
Total crime
2,4946% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 416% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
0%Year over year crime is similar
Auburn crime
D+ Auburn Employment Household income is 13% lower than Alabama
Median household income
$38,91230% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$25,74614% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%24% lower than the US average
Auburn employment
F Auburn Housing Home value is 76% higher than Alabama
Median home value
$226,60023% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$83512% lower than the US average
Home ownership
44%31% lower than the US average
Auburn real estate or Auburn rentals
B+ Auburn Schools HS graduation rate is 15% higher than Alabama
High school grad. rates
91%10% higher than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:110% lower than the US average
Auburn K-12 schools
B Auburn User Ratings There are a total of 15 ratings in Auburn
Overall user rating
72% 15 total ratings
User reviews rating
63% 3 total reviews
User surveys rating
77% 12 total surveys
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      Living in Auburn, AL

      Auburn is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Alabama. The city has a population of 60,318 residents. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (72% White). Given that fact, Auburn could be considered less diverse than other cities. Auburn tends to attract a younger crowd, as the median age of 24 is far below the national average. Auburn has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 71% of the population is classified as married and 52% have kids.

      Living in Auburn can be a fulfilling experience for anyone moving to the area. Having said that, in the state of Alabama, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! Finding the best places to live in Auburn and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes crime, weather, employment and other important metrics.

      Auburn, AL receives 74/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #44 in Alabama and #6,052 in the USA. Based on the rankings for each individual category, Auburn has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+), crime (B-) and education (A-). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Auburn. The following was graded with a discouraging score: housing (F).

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Auburn on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the notable things to do include: Toomer's Corner, Chewacla State Park, and Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Auburn. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Auburn are affordable. Median real estate prices in Auburn come in at $226,600, which is 76.3% higher than the Alabama average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Auburn, the home price to income ratio is 5.8, which is 100% higher than the Alabama average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Auburn were 5.3%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 4.1%.

      Auburn transportation information

      Average one way commute19min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work80.6%85.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.7%8.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.7%0.4%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.5%0.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk4.9%1.1%2.8%
      Working from home3.7%2.9%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Auburn, AL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).