Aberdeen, NC


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Aberdeen is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 7,343 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Aberdeen is the 122nd largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some towns 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 town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Aberdeen who work in office and administrative support (11.45%), healthcare (10.53%), and food service (9.54%).

There are many members of the armed forces living in Aberdeen. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.

Of important note, Aberdeen is also a town of artists. Aberdeen has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Aberdeen’s character.

The overall education level of Aberdeen citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.93% of adults in Aberdeen have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Aberdeen in 2010 was $21,662, which is middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $86,648 for a family of four. However, Aberdeen contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Aberdeen is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. 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 Irish, English, French , and Italian.

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

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