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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    A
Aberdeen is a town in South Dakota with a population of 27,925. Aberdeen is in Brown County. Living in Aberdeen offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Aberdeen there are a lot of bars and 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
$144,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$641
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    260.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    55.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    27.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    406.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,819.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    138.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Aberdeen

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$47,506
National
$55,322
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Aberdeen Reviews

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Safe-ish, but boring... college is great, but what after? Job selection is awful (unless you like fast food for $9/hr) My major is limited because of lacking opportunity. People are... something...here. I think their attitude is hasty because there is literally nothing to do as a long term resident. Shopping sucks, overall town maintenance is awful. Meth is HUGE these days here, it’s awful. Don’t move here. There are other places with more opportunities for your children & yourself somewhere else! I’ve lived in several other places, and I travel out of Aberdeen atleast twice a month, I can’t wait to get outta here!
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Aberdeen is a very relaxing place to be, whether that be spending a weekend camping or living in town. Such a supportive community and willing to do anything to help. There is always some type of event going on, which we love. There is no place like Aberdeen!
I really love that I was able to be born and raised in Aberdeen. The town is about 27,000 people but everyone is so friendly you almost feel like you've known everyone here for years. It is a great place to raise your children with very low crime and such a kind community that loves helping others!