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 85.07% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Auburn is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Auburn who work in office and administrative support (13.83%), sales jobs (12.17%), and management occupations (10.43%).
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 citizens of Auburn are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.88% of adults in Auburn have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Auburn in 2010 was $34,392, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $137,568 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Auburn include French , Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Auburn is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.