Auburn, Alabama Population 2021

67,787
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Auburn is a city located in Lee County Alabama. With a 2020 population of 67,787, it is the 8th largest city in Alabama and the 552nd largest city in the United States . Auburn is currently growing at a rate of 1.14% annually and its population has increased by 26.99% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 53,380 in 2010. Auburn reached it's highest population of 67,787 in 2021. Spanning over 61 miles, Auburn has a population density of 1,128 people per square mile.

The average household income in Auburn is $74,591 with a poverty rate of 27.28%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $884 per month, and the median house value is $266,200. The median age in Auburn is 24.8 years, 24.8 years for males, and 24.8 years for females.

Auburn Demographics

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

  • White: 71.21%
  • Black or African American: 18.36%
  • Asian: 8.73%
  • Two or more races: 1.30%
  • Other race: 0.26%
  • Native American: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Auburn, Alabama is 67,787 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 65,495.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 53,380.

Auburn, Alabama Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021166,3148860.53%
2020165,4288860.54%
2019164,5428860.54%
2018163,6562,2161.35%
2017161,4402,2721.41%
2016159,1682,2141.39%
2015156,9542,4431.56%
2014154,5112,7021.75%
2013151,8093,2422.14%
2012148,5674,4372.99%
2011144,1303,3362.31%
2010140,7940.00%

Auburn Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White45,61571.21%
Black or African American11,76018.36%
Asian5,5958.73%
Two or More Races8341.30%
Some Other Race1650.26%
American Indian and Alaska Native850.13%
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Auburn Population by Race

Auburn Population Pyramid $2021

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Auburn Median Age

24.8


Total

24.8


Male

24.8


Female

Auburn Adults

There are 52,333 adults, (5,196 of whom are seniors) in Auburn.

Auburn Age Dependency

35.9

Age Dependency Ratio

11

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Auburn Sex Ratio

Female

32,125

50.15%

Male

31,929

49.85%

Auburn Population by Age

Auburn Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Auburn Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.2%22.8%
All45.6%54.4%
Male41.5%58.5%
Female33.4%66.6%
Non Family21.7%78.3%

45.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Auburn Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,5002.545.6
Non Family11,1201.7221.7
Married9,3643.2177.2
Female2,1383.2433.4
Male8783.0741.5

3.14

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

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Auburn Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5901.86%
9th to 12th Grade1,2313.89%
High School Graduate3,61911.44%
Some College5,73618.13%
Associates Degree2,1236.71%
Bachelors Degree9,94231.42%
Graduate Degree8,40026.55%
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Auburn Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Auburn Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White20,90920,30213,800
Black6,0305,0751,863
Asian3,3193,1842,281
Hispanic1,2031,117404
2+ Races28325370
Other Race898931
Native American5921

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 68.73%.

Auburn Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,770$50,415$34,373
Less Than 9th Grade$12,200$$15,506
High School Graduate$27,958$37,091$24,142
Some College$29,331$34,045$27,610
Bachelors Degree$46,853$54,949$39,856
Graduate Degree$62,379$77,903$52,088

$40,770

Average Earnings

$50,415

Average Male

$34,373

Average Female

Auburn Earnings by Educational Attainment

Auburn Language by Age

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Auburn Language

88.04% of Auburn residents speak only English, while 11.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 6.09% of the population.

Auburn Language

Auburn Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White39,89310,61626.61%
Black10,9983,75134.11%
Asian5,3891,00018.56%
Hispanic2,03235817.62%
Multiple78132842.00%
Other15711472.61%
Native762938.16%

27.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.75%

Male Poverty Rate

26.80%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Auburn

The race most likely to be in poverty in Auburn is Other, with 72.61% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Auburn is Hispanic, with 17.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 48.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.12%.

Auburn Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.41%
Some College15.23%
High School11.92%
Bachelors or Greater6.44%

Auburn Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed61.52%
Male Unemployed56.36%
Female Employed19.39%
Male Employed17.70%

Auburn Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Auburn Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,318$74,591
Families$88,094$110,185
Married Families$108,096-
Non Families$20,274$33,825
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Income by Household Type

Auburn Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.1%

Male Marriage Rate

37.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Auburn Married by Age and Sex

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Auburn Marriage

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

Auburn Marital Status by Race

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Auburn Marital Status

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2,283

Number of Veterans

2,067

Male Veterans

216

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam601
Second Gulf War560
First Gulf War547
Korea214
World War II66

Auburn Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54677
75+502
65 to 74440
55 to 64392
18 to 34272

Auburn Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,7734.63%
Black4124.66%
Asian761.81%
Hispanic512.93%
Other Race148.48%
2+ Races81.27%

Auburn Veterans by Race

Auburn Veterans by Education

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7.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

Auburn Veterans by Education

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58.7%

Labor Force Participation

55.9%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Auburn Employment by Age

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Auburn Employment by Race

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Auburn Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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52.54%

Born in Auburn

89.62%

Native Born

10.38%

Foreign Born

7.38%

Non Citizen

3.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.62% of Auburn residents were born in the United States, with 52.54% having been born in Alabama. 7.38% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Auburn Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202167,7877641.14%
202067,0237641.15%
201966,2597641.17%
201865,4951,5682.45%
201763,9271,1541.84%
201662,7731,0191.65%
201561,7541,3822.29%
201460,3721,5562.65%
201358,8161,6672.92%
201257,1492,1994.00%
201154,9501,1652.17%
201053,78510,7982.27%
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%

Auburn Population by Year