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City Rankings: Auburn is Among Alabama’s Fastest-Growing Cities

Posted by Hanna Selman on June 23, 2020
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Auburn is among Alabama's fastest-growing cities

Our towns change quite a bit from year to year. One of the best progressions is the fact that new people visit Auburn and Opelika, fall in love with the area, and move into town. It turns out that our population is rising! Why? Auburn is among Alabama’s fastest-growing cities, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and AL.com—and we can’t say we’re surprised.

Which spot did Auburn earn?

The rankings compared all the cities in our state, seeing which reported the highest population growths. According to the data, Auburn in the ninth fastest-growing city in all of Alabama.

More on Auburn’s Ranking

Auburn is among Alabama’s fastest growing cities, earning the number nine spot. So, what exactly does that mean—and how was the data gathered?

Each of the cities in our state have populations recorded in the U.S. Census. To determine population growth over time, AL.com compared the 2010 Census to the 2019 Census, seeing which towns showed an increase in residents.

Then, they used those numbers to calculate the exact percentage of growth. In Auburn’s case, an increase from 53,380 residents in 2010 to 66,259 residents in 2019 meant 12,879 more people now live in our town. It also showed that our population has risen by an impressive 24 percent.

What are all of Alabama’s fastest-growing cities?

Auburn has officially won the number nine spot in the whole state. We’re not the only town that’s welcoming new residents. Here are Alabama’s fastest-growing cities, starting with number one:

  • Pike Road;
  • Fairhope;
  • Foley;
  • Chelsea;
  • Gulf Shores;
  • Calera;
  • Athens;
  • Daphne;
  • Auburn; and
  • Madison.


The numbers don’t lie: Auburn is among Alabama’s fastest-growing cities. Soon, you could be one of our amazing residents too. If you’re thinking of finding your own home sweet home in town, Ryan Roberts is here to help. He can also help you buy, sell, or both in the Auburn, Opelika, and Lake Martin area. Fill out our contact form to get started!

Did you know that Auburn is also one of the safest cities in the state? What about growing Lee County Q1 residential sales? Or that Opelika is one of the best Southern towns, according to Southern Living? You can learn all about the Lee County area—and how to make the most of the local real estate market—by reading our blog here.