A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$136,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$602
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%

Aberdeen Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    262
    0
  • Murder
    11
    0
  • Rape
    53
    41
  • Robbery
    14
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    361
    1
  • Theft
    1,517
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    106
    0

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$47,290
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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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.
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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.
Aberdeen, South Dakota is an amazing place to live if you are interested in having plenty of opportunities while living in a safe and welcoming town. The neighborhood that I personally live in is full of young families with little children running around which a such a beautify sight. It just shows how the town is growing and how loving each of the families are to welcome new lives into the world. I never have to to worry about having to look over my shoulder when walking down the street or be scared that at any time someone could go crazy and harm lives. I think living in this town has set such a high standard for where I would like to live in the future and I am not quite sure that I could possible find a better place then I am at.