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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Auburn Plains / East Auburn median real estate price is $351,923, which is more expensive than 54.3% of the neighborhoods in Maine and 51.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Auburn Plains / East Auburn is currently $1,671, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 41.0% of Maine neighborhoods.

Auburn Plains / East Auburn is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Auburn, Maine.

Auburn Plains / East Auburn real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Auburn Plains / East Auburn neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Real estate vacancies in Auburn Plains / East Auburn are 3.3%, which is lower than one will find in 78.0% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Auburn Plains / East Auburn is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Auburn, the Auburn Plains / East Auburn neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Diversity

Did you know that the Auburn Plains / East Auburn neighborhood has more French Canadian and French ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 15.9% of this neighborhood's residents have French Canadian ancestry and 15.0% have French ancestry.

Auburn Plains / East Auburn is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Auburn Plains / East Auburn neighborhood in Auburn are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 49.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 3.9% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 68.4% of America's neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Auburn Plains / East Auburn neighborhood, 42.3% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 23.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (17.4%), and 15.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Auburn Plains / East Auburn neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian, French and Polish.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Auburn Plains / East Auburn neighborhood in Auburn, ME, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (21.5%). There are also a number of people of French Canadian ancestry (15.9%), and residents who report French roots (15.0%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (13.9%), along with some German ancestry residents (12.8%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Auburn Plains / East Auburn neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.9% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (84.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (6.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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