Aberdeen, MS


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Aberdeen is a somewhat small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 5,397 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Aberdeen is the 65th largest community in Mississippi.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Aberdeen is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.76% of the Aberdeen workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Aberdeen is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Aberdeen who work in office and administrative support (15.24%), sales jobs (11.68%), and maintenance occupations (5.23%).

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Aberdeen is worth considering.

As is often the case in a small city, Aberdeen doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The percentage of adults in Aberdeen who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.60% of the adults in Aberdeen have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Aberdeen in 2010 was $17,053, which is middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $68,212 for a family of four. Aberdeen also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.00% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Aberdeen include Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

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

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