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.
Aberdeen is a blue-collar town, with 35.76% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 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%).
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Aberdeen has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Aberdeen has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Aberdeen than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Aberdeen may be for you.
Being a small city, Aberdeen does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
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.