City of Auburn, AL
Auburn is located in Lee County in Alabama. The median income is $37,590 and the median home value is $215,200. The unemployment rate is 9.52% compared to 7.9% for the U.S. as a whole. Workers commute an average of 17.3 minutes each day. The population is 75.5% White, 16.8% Black, 0.3% American Indian, 5.5% Asian, and 1.8% identify as some other race or ethnicity. For more on the schools, healthcare, and getting around in Auburn, see each of the tabs below. For those people interested in the walkability of a community, Auburn has a Walk Score® of 26.
Median Household Income$37,590
Median Home Price$215,200
You might say that Auburn-Opelika has a thing for the arts. After all, the city of Auburn constructed the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center to promote cultural activities, and it also dreamed up CityFest, the largest free outdoor festival in the area. The Jan Dempsey Center sponsors many activities such as art, dance and theater classes, an art gallery, community theater and art exhibits by both regional and national artists.
College towns are often full of celebrated institutions devoted to eating and drinking, and Auburn is no exception. But Auburn-Opelika's restaurants can also please the palates of epicureans of any age, student or not. Generations of students have found a taste of home at Momma Goldberg's Deli, Momma G's for short. You can try a Big Momma, Momma's Soups or Momma's Nachos, but the must-have item here is a Momma's Love "all the way", a roast beef, ham, smoked turkey, and muenster cheese sandwich drenched in Momma's special dressing.
The Grand National Golf Course in Opelika, part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, is considered one of the very finest in the country – and one of the toughest. And it’s one of the reasons why the Auburn-Opelika area is known as ground zero for great golf.