Auburn, CA


Highest Appreciating Auburn Neighborhoods Since 2000

Auburn, CA Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Auburn Housing Market Information

With a population of 13,953, 6,065 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $430,305, real estate costs in Auburn are among some of the highest in the nation, although house prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive California communities.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Auburn, accounting for 65.75% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Auburn include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 17.24%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 12.23%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 4.56%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Auburn are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 55.60% owning and 44.40% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Auburn built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Auburn built between 1940-1969 ( 27.62%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 11.66%). There's also some housing in Auburn built between 2000 and later ( 11.49%).

Auburn Home Appreciation Rates

Auburn's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Auburn during the period has been just -1.26%, which is lower than 70% of US communities.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Auburn that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Auburn real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Auburn appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 9.37%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 91.98% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Auburn. Auburn appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.60%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 10.82%.

Importantly, this makes Auburn one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the city's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to California, our data show that Auburn's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% of the other cities and towns in California.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Auburn differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Auburn - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Auburn real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,346,000 1.2
$1,009,001 - $1,346,000 2.3
$673,001 - $1,009,000 12.0
$538,001 - $673,000 12.5
$403,001 - $538,000 20.8
$269,001 - $403,000 24.5
$134,001 - $269,000 17.3
$68,001 - $134,000 6.5
$0 - $68,000 2.8

Average for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
8.09211297316301 48.9417989417989

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Auburn Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
61.34% 2.81% 2 8
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,492 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 55.60
Renters 44.40
Vacant 4.92

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 11.5
1970 - 1999 49.2
1940 - 1969 27.6
1939 or Older 11.7

Types of Homes

Single-Family 65.7
Townhomes 4.6
Small Apt. Buildings 12.2
Apt. Complexes 17.2
Mobile Homes 0.2
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.08
1 Bedroom 14.09
2 Bedrooms 28.70
3 Bedrooms 35.59
4 Bedrooms 17.10
5 or more bedrooms 3.43