Aberdeen, WA


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Aberdeen is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 16,276 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Aberdeen is the 63rd largest community in Washington. Much of the housing stock in Aberdeen was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Aberdeen who work in office and administrative support (12.66%), sales jobs (9.98%), and food service (9.56%).

One of the nice things about Aberdeen is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Aberdeen rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.32% of adults 25 and older in Aberdeen have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Aberdeen in 2010 was $19,313, which is lower middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $77,252 for a family of four. However, Aberdeen contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Aberdeen is a very 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. Aberdeen also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.81% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Aberdeen include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Aberdeen is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Mon-Khmer (Cambodian).

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