Aberdeen, SD
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Aberdeen is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 28,562 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Aberdeen is the third largest community in South Dakota.

Unlike some cities, Aberdeen isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Aberdeen are a mix 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 office and administrative support (11.98%), sales jobs (10.84%), and management occupations (8.98%).

One of the benefits of Aberdeen is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 12.50 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.

The education level of Aberdeen citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.22% of adults in Aberdeen have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Aberdeen in 2010 was $29,901, which is upper middle income relative to South Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $119,604 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 German, Norwegian, Irish, Russian, and English.

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