Aberdeen is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 28,495 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Aberdeen is the third largest community in South Dakota.
Unlike some cities 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 city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Aberdeen who work in management occupations (11.01%), sales jobs (10.90%), and office and administrative support (9.70%).
One of the benefits of Aberdeen is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 11.92 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Being a small city, Aberdeen does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, Aberdeen is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.93% of adults in Aberdeen have a college degree.
The per capita income in Aberdeen in 2018 was $31,992, which is upper middle income relative to South Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $127,968 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Aberdeen include German, Norwegian, Irish, English, and Russian.
The most common language spoken in Aberdeen is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.