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.
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 management occupations (11.01%), sales jobs (10.90%), and office and administrative support (9.70%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Aberdeen spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 11.92 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
As is often the case in a small city, Aberdeen doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The overall education level of Aberdeen citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.93% of adults in Aberdeen have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
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.