Auburn boasts all the trappings of a bustling, progressive city mixed with all the allure of a charming college town – a quaint, quirky downtown, award-winning restaurants and fantastic shopping, scenic parks, quiet neighborhoods and top-rated schools. These qualities alone, however, do not make a community. Newcomers and natives alike sense a spirit in Auburn that’s difficult to articulate but impossible to ignore. That spirit is what makes Auburn “home” to so many – students who decided to stay and raise families here, natives who would never think of leaving and newcomers who happened upon our town and fell in love.

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Welcome is the official community and relocation publication for Auburn and Auburn University. The full-color magazine is filled with all the information a newcomer might need. For more information about Welcome advertising or distribution, please email


Population: Approx. 63,000
Area: 60.79 sq. miles
Time zone: Central
Unemployment rate: 3.8%
Largest Employers:

  • Auburn University
  • East Alabama Medical Center
  • Lee County Schools
  • Wal-Mart Supercenters
  • Auburn City Schools