Auburn, Alabama Population 2020

68,138

Auburn is a city located in Alabama. With a 2020 population of 68,138, it is the 8th largest city in Alabama and the 547th largest city in the United States. Auburn is currently growing at a rate of 1.79% annually and its population has increased by 27.65% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 53,380 in 2010. Spanning over 61 miles, Auburn has a population density of 1,134 people per square mile.

The average household income in Auburn is $72,673 with a poverty rate of 29.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $868 per month, and the median house value is $251,000. The median age in Auburn is 24.5 years, 24.6 years for males, and 24.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.8 males.

Auburn Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Auburn was:

  • White: 72.89%
  • Black or African American: 17.04%
  • Asian: 8.54%
  • Two or more races: 1.07%
  • Other race: 0.36%
  • Native American: 0.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Auburn, Alabama is 68,138, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 65,738.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 53,380.

Auburn, Alabama Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020168,5412,3001.36%
2019166,2412,3001.38%
2018163,9412,3001.40%
2017161,6412,3441.45%
2016159,2972,2881.44%
2015157,0092,4641.57%
2014154,5452,7141.76%
2013151,8313,2502.14%
2012148,5814,4513.00%
2011144,1303,3242.31%
2010140,8060.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White45,91772.89%
Black or African American10,73717.04%
Asian5,3828.54%
Two or More Races6751.07%
Some Other Race2290.36%
American Indian and Alaska Native560.09%

Auburn Population Pyramid 2020

Auburn Median Age

24.5


Total

24.6


Male

24.4


Female

Auburn Adults

There are 51,488 adults, (4,756 of whom are seniors) in Auburn.

Auburn Age Dependency

34.8

Age Dependency Ratio

10.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Auburn Sex Ratio

Female

31,852

50.56%

Male

31,144

49.44%

Auburn Households and Families

Auburn Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Auburn Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.7%24.3%
All44.1%55.9%
Male43.2%56.8%
Female31.6%68.4%
Non Family20.7%79.3%

44.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All22,8502.5344.1
Non Family10,7351.8220.7
Married8,9273.1975.7
Female2,3543.131.6
Male8343.143.2

3.11

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

2.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Auburn Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5321.75%
9th to 12th Grade1,1603.82%
High School Graduate3,71812.25%
Some College5,80819.14%
Associates Degree1,9356.38%
Bachelors Degree9,34830.80%
Graduate Degree7,85025.86%

Auburn Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White20,42319,83113,243
Black5,4144,4931,350
Asian3,0482,9622,061
Hispanic1,3121,247464
Multiple Races18816569
Other Race17017097
Native American3810

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 67.62%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,673$51,287$31,944
Less Than High School$12,935$$12,663
High School Grad$26,114$30,515$22,236
Some College$30,712$36,503$26,382
Bachelors Degree$47,355$62,617$36,917
Graduate Degree$60,854$77,063$50,965

$40,673

Average Earnings

$51,287

Average Male

$31,944

Average Female

Auburn Language

Auburn Language by Age

Auburn Language

87.11% of Auburn residents speak only English, while 12.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 6.06% of the population.

Auburn Poverty

Auburn Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White39,39611,19428.41%
Black10,3234,00438.79%
Asian5,15296618.75%
Hispanic2,63450219.06%
Multiple65321933.54%
Other22912052.40%
Native491122.45%

29.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.03%

Male Poverty Rate

29.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Auburn

The race most likely to be in poverty in Auburn is Other, with 52.40% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Auburn is Asian, with 18.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 49.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 44.22%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School42.33%
Some College14.66%
High School13.53%
Bachelors or Greater7.61%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed65.01%
Female Unemployed61.63%
Female Employed21.09%
Male Employed17.10%

Auburn Income

Auburn Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$44,654$72,673
Families$84,878$108,092
Married Families$103,983-
Non Families$19,402$31,804

Auburn Marital Status

Auburn Marital Status

Marriage Rates

35.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.5%

Male Marriage Rate

35.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Auburn Married by Age and Sex

Auburn Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Auburn Marital Status by Race

Auburn Veterans

2,181

Number of Veterans

2,006

Male Veterans

175

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam614
Second Gulf War527
First Gulf War422
Korea220
World War II69
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54602
75+515
65 to 74404
55 to 64381
18 to 34279
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,6554.27%
Black4515.75%
Asian501.25%
Hispanic442.13%
Other177.42%
2 or More81.71%

$Auburn Veterans by Education

6.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Auburn Employment Status

58.5%

Labor Force Participation

55.5%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Auburn Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

52.11%

Born in Alabama

89.59%

Native Born

10.41%

Foreign Born

7.70%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

89.59% of Auburn residents were born in the United States, with 52.11% having been born in Alabama. 7.70% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202068,1381,2001.79%
201966,9381,2001.83%
201865,7381,6562.58%
201764,0821,2001.91%
201662,8821,0641.72%
201561,8181,3972.31%
201460,4211,5582.65%
201358,8631,6802.94%
201257,1832,2154.03%
201154,9681,1662.17%
201053,80210,8152.27%
200042,9879,1572.42%
199033,8305,3591.74%
198028,4715,7042.26%
197022,7676,5063.42%
196016,2613,3222.31%
195012,9398,28710.77%
19404,6521,8525.21%
19302,8001,4002.34%
19001,4000.00%