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%).

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Aberdeen has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Aberdeen a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Aberdeen is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The education level of Aberdeen citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.60% of adults 25 and older in Aberdeen have a college 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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