Auburn, GA


Highest Appreciating Auburn Neighborhoods Since 2000

Auburn, GA 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 7,524, 2,555 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $138,124, house prices in Auburn are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Auburn, accounting for 85.21% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Auburn include mobile homes or trailers ( 9.60%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 3.54%), and a few large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 1.37%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Auburn. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 76.40% of Auburn's homes, and 84.30% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

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 ( 8.80%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 8.20%). There's also some housing in Auburn built before 1939 ( 1.12%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Auburn. Fully 10.45% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Auburn homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Auburn real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

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 -1.01%, 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 6.17%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 75.52% 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 1.10%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 4.47%.

Relative to Georgia, our data show that Auburn's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 60% of the other cities and towns in Georgia.

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
> $1,327,000 0.3
$995,001 - $1,327,000 0.2
$663,001 - $995,000 0.5
$531,001 - $663,000 0.8
$398,001 - $531,000 1.2
$265,001 - $398,000 4.2
$133,001 - $265,000 52.3
$67,001 - $133,000 34.5
$0 - $67,000 6.1

Average for GA
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
55.701394585726 41.014799154334

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
9.86% 0.55% 2 1
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,145 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 76.40
Renters 23.60
Vacant 10.45

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 8.2
1970 - 1999 81.9
1940 - 1969 8.8
1939 or Older 1.1

Types of Homes

Single-Family 85.2
Townhomes 0.3
Small Apt. Buildings 3.5
Apt. Complexes 1.4
Mobile Homes 9.6
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.61
1 Bedroom 1.23
2 Bedrooms 10.38
3 Bedrooms 73.40
4 Bedrooms 10.90
5 or more bedrooms 2.49