Auburn, MA
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Auburn is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 16,516 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Auburn is the 118th largest community in Massachusetts.

Auburn is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.01% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Auburn is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Auburn who work in office and administrative support (14.75%), sales jobs (11.54%), and management occupations (10.05%).

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 of many things, Auburn is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Auburn really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Auburn perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

The education level of Auburn citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.13% of adults in Auburn have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Auburn in 2010 was $33,438, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $133,752 for a family of four.

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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Auburn include French , Italian, Polish, and English.

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