Aberdeen, MD

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Living in Aberdeen

Aberdeen is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 16,019 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Aberdeen is the 65th largest community in Maryland.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Aberdeen is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Aberdeen is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Aberdeen who work in office and administrative support (11.25%), sales jobs (10.63%), and food service (9.31%).

Also of interest is that Aberdeen has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Aberdeen is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

The population of Aberdeen overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Aberdeen, 24.80% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Aberdeen in 2018 was $32,729, which is lower middle income relative to Maryland, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $130,916 for a family of four. However, Aberdeen contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Aberdeen is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Aberdeen home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Aberdeen residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Aberdeen include German, Irish, English, African, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Aberdeen is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.