Auburn, AL
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Auburn is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 63,118 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Auburn is the ninth largest community in Alabama.

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 88.33% 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 (15.63%), management occupations (11.41%), and office and administrative support (10.43%).

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.

Auburn is also a major college town with a large number of people who are 18 years or older and attending college. As is often the case in college towns, the many students that live in Auburn have a strong influence on the local culture and entertainment scene, which may seem dormant by comparison in the summer months when much of the student population is away. In the fall, the return of students has a reinvigorating effect on the community. Because colleges are lasting institutions, they have a stabilizing effect on the economy by providing direct local benefits such as jobs for faculty and staff and spending by students. Auburn’s economy is one such example of this.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Auburn. 59.14% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Auburn in 2010 was $25,746, which is wealthy relative to Alabama, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,984 for a family of four. However, Auburn contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Auburn also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.78% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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 Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Auburn is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.