Auburn is a small city in Alabama with slightly less than 61,000 residents. Young adults (15-24) can expect to feel right at home, as they account for an above-average 38% of the population, while middle-aged professionals are less well-represented. With an average age of just over 31, the city's population skews notably younger than most cities in Alabama, ranking as the second-youngest municipality in the state. Most Auburn residents rent, and 44% of residents own their homes despite an average rent of $923 a month, considerably higher than the state average of $807.
With an average commute time of about 22 minutes, faster than most cities in the state, Auburn residents are well aware that it isn't overly time-consuming to get to work. Many residents (40%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit isn't widely used. Walking (2%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number exceeds the national average.
Auburn residents have a plethora of industries from which to choose, the most common four of which are education, entertainment, retail, and manufacturing. Combined, these industries account for 29% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many residents work in management, which ranks as the top field in the city. Auburn workers earn an average annual income of just over $62,000, about the same as the state average. Auburn, however, compares less favorably to the national average ($73,345). Auburn has a high number of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 11% possess a Master's or a Doctoral degree. In addition, 14% possess a Bachelor's degree.