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%).

One of the benefits of Aberdeen is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 12.70 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Aberdeen use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Aberdeen‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The percentage of people in Aberdeen who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.32% of adults in Aberdeen 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.