Auburn

42 reviews
  1. Town in California
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Real Estate
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Town near
Sacramento

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$347,400
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,036
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%

Auburn Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    235
    264
  • Murder
    7
    5
  • Rape
    14
    37
  • Robbery
    57
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    463
    575
  • Theft
    1,374
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263
    257

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$54,085
National
$53,046
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

42 reviews
  • Excellent
    9
  • Very Good
    23
  • Average
    9
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    0
Auburn, is a quaint little old mining town. The small town feel of this place is alive and well. Everyone, knows everyone, and when the holidays hit, the town is decorated to the fullest. It is known as the endurance capital of the world! I have had the opportunity to make my mark on this small town, by leading the 2004 Placer High School, State Championships, in which has only been done once, in the schools over 100 year old history. My team and I have been commemorated with a plaque, in which is on the "Walk of Flame" on downtown Auburn's main street. This town has brought me up well, am very proud to be called and Auburnite!
  • Current Resident
  • 17 days ago
Auburn is a small town compared to Sacramento, where I came from. It is more relaxed community that is very economic as you get anywhere relatively fast and you just about bike anywhere! There are parks as well as inside activities such as bowling. The neighborhoods are beautiful as well as friendly neighbors. It's a great place due to having privacy, yet also having a good community in a mountain like area.
  • Current Resident
  • 7 days ago
The level of crime in the area is relatively low and I feel very safe in the surrounding neighborhoods. Every now and then you can see the police cruising down the streets and having a look around but for the most part they tend to stay closer to the city center and the highway that runs through town and on to the next couple towns. Overall, I feel very safe walking down the street, even at night where there aren't very many street lights.
  • Niche User
  • 9 months ago