Auburn is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 63,973 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.
Because Auburn has a very large number of students who are 18 years or older and in college, it is thought of as a college town. This has a major influence on local Auburn lifestyle, entertainment, and culture in general. Life in Auburn is very much tied to the academic calendar: when students return from the summer break in the fall, one will notice them out and about, buying groceries, out with friends, and generally getting re-acquainted with each other. In Auburn people study hard and play hard, and there is ample opportunity to do both.
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. 59.14% 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 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Auburn is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.