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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Aberdeen is a town in South Dakota with a population of 27,783. Aberdeen is in Brown County and is one of the best places to live in South Dakota. Living in Aberdeen offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Aberdeen there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Aberdeen and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Aberdeen are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$140,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$616
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    351
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    53
    41
  • Robbery
    18
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    411
    500
  • Theft
    1,639
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    130
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$46,330
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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I have lived in Aberdeen my whole life and I personally think that it is a great town. Although at times it may seem like there is not a lot to do around here, the people are great and everyone knows one another. The community is very friendly, welcoming, and continuing to grow constantly. Aberdeen is a very safe community and a great place to raise kids.
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I like living here in Aberdeen. I moved here a couple years ago from Saint Cloud, MN. It's not too big and it's not too small population wise. Growing up in a big city makes me thankful for the smaller towns. There was way too much crime and craziness in Saint Cloud. I can remember multiple times where I feared for my safety just doing everyday things. I think Aberdeen is a much safer city. I wish that there was more to do activity wise around Aberdeen though.
Coming from Loveland, Colorado to Aberdeen, South Dakota was a challenge kind of. My parents and I where on our way to dropping me off at college and before getting into Aberdeen it seems like there is no sign of life but as soon as I got into the town it reminded me a little bit of home, a smaller Loveland, Colorado. The town itself is really pretty especially now as the seasons change it's beautiful and the people in town are great they are respectful and kind and it has a feeling of familiarity in the town as if everyone knows everyone.