Auburn, Alabama

About Auburn, Alabama

Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. It is the largest city in eastern Alabama, with a 2020 population of 76,143. It is a principal city of the Auburn-Opelika Metropolitan Area. The Auburn-Opelika, AL MSA with a population of 158,991, along with the Columbus, GA-AL MSA and Tuskegee, Alabama, comprises the greater Columbus-Auburn-Opelika, GA-AL CSA, a region home to 501,649 residents.

Auburn University is located in Auburn, a historic college town. It is Alabama’s fastest-growing metropolitan area and the nineteenth fastest-growing metro area in the United States since 1990. U.S. News ranked Auburn among its top ten list of best places to live in the United States for the year 2009. The city’s nickname is “The Loveliest Village On The Plains”, a reference to a line in the poem The Deserted Village written by Oliver Goldsmith: “Sweet Auburn!” The most loved village on the plain …”

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Lee County can be found in east central Alabama. The population was 174 241 at the 2020 census. The county seat is Opelika, and the largest city is Auburn. The county was named after General Robert E. Lee (1807-1870), who was General in Chief of Confederate States Armies in 1865. Lee County comprises the Auburn-Opelika, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Columbus-Auburn-Opelika, GA-AL Combined Statistical Area.

Auburn, Alabama
Auburn, Alabama

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