Aberdeen At-a-Glance

Demographics 

  • Population: 28,562
  • Total households: 12,489
  • Total families: 6,354

Ethnic Background 

  • White: 87.8%
  • Black: 2.4%
  • American Indian: 4.0%
  • Asian: 4.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.7%

Age Distribution 

  • 0-18: 22.2%
  • 19-44: 36.9%
  • 45-64: 24.4%
  • 65+: 16.4%

Gender Distribution 

  • Female: 52.1%
  • Male: 47.9%

Quality of Life 

  • Median home cost: $155,000
  • Average commute: 12.9 minutes
  • Public parks: 14
  • Public swimming pools: 2
  • Golf courses: 3
  • Frisbee golf courses: 3
  • Theatres: 3
  • Museums/galleries: 13
  • Churches: 50+

Colleges 

  • Northern State University 
  • Presentation College

Aberdeen School District 

  • Aberdeen Central High School
  • Elementary schools: 6
  • Middle schools: 2

Private Schools 

  • Aberdeen Roncalli Catholic School
  • Aberdeen Christian School
  • Trinity Lutheran School

Educational Attainment 

  • Less than high school diploma: 8.77%
  • HS diploma/some college/assoc. degree: 64.32%
  • Bachelor’s degree: 19.72%
  • Graduate/professional degree: 7.2%

Major Employers 

  • Avera: 1500 employees
  • Aberdeen School District: 650 employees
  • 3M: 650 employees

Healthcare Services 

  • Avera St Luke’s Hospital: 133 beds
  • Sanford Hospital: 48 beds

Climate 

  • Annual average temperature: 43
  • Average July high: 71.3
  • Average January low: 12
  • Average annual rainfall: 21.7”
  • Average annual snowfall: 38”
  • Annual sunny days: 101

Workforce

  • Unemployment Rate 11.25.20: 3.0%

Transportation Icon_Transportation

  • Ground: US Hwy 281 & US Hwy 12
  • Air: SkyWest DBA Delta Airlines, Aberdeen Flying Service, Quest Aviation, Hangar 9 FBO
  • Rail: Burlington Northern Santa Fe

Location from Major Cities 

  • Minneapolis: 273
  • Fargo:187
  • Sioux Falls: 204
  • Bismarck: 198
  • Rapid City: 333
  • Omaha: 384