Auburn, MA

Auburn profile

Living in Auburn

Auburn is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 16,766 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Auburn is the 118th largest community in Massachusetts.

Unlike some towns, Auburn isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Auburn are a mix 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 (11.70%), teaching (10.10%), and healthcare (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.

The education level of Auburn ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Auburn, 40.41% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Auburn in 2018 was $42,011, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $168,044 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, French, Polish, and English.

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