Auburn is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 16,889 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Auburn is the 121st largest community in Massachusetts.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Auburn is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Auburn is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Auburn who work in office and administrative support (11.95%), healthcare (11.67%), and teaching (9.82%).
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 a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Auburn’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Auburn is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.37% of adults in Auburn have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Auburn in 2018 was $41,437, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $165,748 for a family of four. However, Auburn contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Irish, Italian, English, French, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Auburn is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.