Auburndale has the 1944th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 11.4% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Auburndale is part of the Lakeland metro area. Unemployment in the Lakeland area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Lakeland has the 122nd largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Auburndale is below average at $39,030, and the median cost of a home in Auburndale is $115,900, which is below the national average. 14% of workers in Auburndale hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 81% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Auburndale. 81% of Auburndale workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 11% carpool, and 6% walk. People in Auburndale spend an average of 30 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.