Aberdeen, SD
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Aberdeen is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 28,102 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Aberdeen is the third largest community in South Dakota.

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 (13.99%), sales jobs (11.17%), and management occupations (7.57%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 12.66 minutes getting to work every day.

The percentage of people in Aberdeen who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.48% of adults in Aberdeen have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Aberdeen in 2010 was $26,448, which is upper middle income relative to South Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $105,792 for a family of four. However, Aberdeen contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 and Spanish.