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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  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 28,124. 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
$149,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$669
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Aberdeen Rankings

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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
    398.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    142
    40.7
  • Robbery
    13.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    405.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,621.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    152.4
    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
    14%
  • 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
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Aberdeen

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,471
National
$55,322
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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 go to college at Northern State University (NSU) which is located in Aberdeen, SD. I love how the community supports the colleges and athletics. Aberdeen is very involved with NSU. Aberdeen is a very affordable for all people and I believe it is a family friendly community. Aberdeen has a lot of open availability for jobs. One thing I wish to change in Aberdeen is to get people out and about in the community. They do support but it would be nice to see the people more.