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.
When you are in Aberdeen, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 35.76% of Aberdeen’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. 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.
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.