Real Estate Prices and Overview
Auburn median real estate prices are $184,780, which is less expensive than 71.7% of Rhode Island neighborhoods
and 42.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in Auburn are currently
$851, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 67.5% of Rhode Island neighborhoods.
Auburn is an urban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Cranston, Rhode Island.
Auburn real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings.
Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of
the residences in the Auburn neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Home and apartment vacancy rates are 10.1% in
Auburn. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower
than 45.8% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately
near the middle range for vacancies.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Cranston,
the Auburn neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Auburn neighborhood has more
Portuguese and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 9.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Portuguese ancestry and 7.8% have Dominican ancestry.
Auburn is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 6.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Portuguese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the Auburn neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 40.7% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 96.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, if you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 60.6% of the residential real estate in the Auburn neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 95.4% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.
The Neighbors: Income
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a
neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood
may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand
the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the
federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with
a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than
another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the
conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Auburn neighborhood in Cranston are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 59.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
With 23.7% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 64.6%
of U.S. neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel
rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if
most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is
the shear diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits
your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the Auburn neighborhood, 35.8%
of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 26.1% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(19.2%), and 18.9% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves,
Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily
from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods
home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more
unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households
– and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live
in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents
or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the Auburn neighborhood in Cranston, RI, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian
(16.8%). There are also a number of people of Portuguese ancestry (9.6%) , and residents who report Asian roots (7.9%) , and some of the residents are also of Dominican ancestry (7.8%) , along with some Irish ancestry residents (7.4%), among others. In addition, 23.9% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
The Neighbors: Languages
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are
tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are
at home with their families.
The most common language spoken in the Auburn
neighborhood is English, spoken by 64.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and Vietnamese.
Getting to Work
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your
day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially
with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and
means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically
located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set
up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike.
The greatest number of commuters in Auburn neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (48.8% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (88.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (7.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.