Aberdeen, SD
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Aberdeen is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 28,415 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Aberdeen is the third largest community in South Dakota.

Aberdeen real estate is some of the most expensive in South Dakota, although Aberdeen house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Aberdeen is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Aberdeen is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Aberdeen who work in office and administrative support (12.47%), sales jobs (12.47%), and management occupations (8.81%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Aberdeen spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 12.70 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Aberdeen is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Aberdeen, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

In terms of college education, Aberdeen is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.32% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Aberdeen in 2010 was $26,669, which is upper middle income relative to South Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $106,676 for a family of four. However, Aberdeen contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Aberdeen is a somewhat 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 White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Aberdeen include Norwegian, Irish, Russian, and English.

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