Aberdeen, South Dakota Population 2021

27,859
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Aberdeen is a city located in Brown County South Dakota. With a 2020 population of 27,859, it is the 3rd largest city in South Dakota (after Sioux Falls and Rapid City) and the 1380th largest city in the United States . Aberdeen is currently declining at a rate of -0.71% annually but its population has increased by 6.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 26,091 in 2010. Aberdeen reached it's highest population of 28,490 in 2017. Spanning over 16 miles, Aberdeen has a population density of 1,737 people per square mile.

The average household income in Aberdeen is $70,364 with a poverty rate of 12.60%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $685 per month, and the median house value is $161,800. The median age in Aberdeen is 35.5 years, 34.9 years for males, and 36.1 years for females.

Aberdeen Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Aberdeen was:

  • White: 87.05%
  • Native American: 4.57%
  • Asian: 4.31%
  • Black or African American: 2.37%
  • Two or more races: 1.55%
  • Other race: 0.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Aberdeen, South Dakota is 27,859 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 28,456.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 26,091.

Aberdeen, South Dakota Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202141,982-343-0.82%
202042,325-343-0.81%
201942,668-343-0.80%
201843,011-194-0.45%
201743,2053660.85%
201642,8394431.03%
201542,3961720.41%
201442,224650.15%
201342,1595791.37%
201241,5806141.48%
201140,9662480.61%
201040,7180.00%

Aberdeen Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White24,57087.05%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,2914.57%
Asian1,2174.31%
Black or African American6702.37%
Two or More Races4371.55%
Some Other Race400.14%
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Aberdeen Population by Race

Aberdeen Population Pyramid $2021

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Aberdeen Median Age

35.5


Total

34.9


Male

36.1


Female

Aberdeen Adults

There are 21,810 adults, (4,692 of whom are seniors) in Aberdeen.

Aberdeen Age Dependency

64.9

Age Dependency Ratio

27.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Aberdeen Sex Ratio

Female

14,388

50.98%

Male

13,837

49.02%

Aberdeen Population by Age

Aberdeen Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Aberdeen Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.8%15.2%
All56.7%43.3%
Male42.2%57.8%
Female36.9%63.1%
Non Family35.5%64.5%

56.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Aberdeen Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,0892.2356.7
Non Family5,2411.1835.5
Married5,0803.0284.8
Female1,1752.9836.9
Male5933.2642.2

2.96

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

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Aberdeen Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6863.75%
9th to 12th Grade7263.97%
High School Graduate5,68331.06%
Some College3,78620.70%
Associates Degree2,05611.24%
Bachelors Degree3,83620.97%
Graduate Degree1,5218.31%
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Aberdeen Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Aberdeen Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White16,33315,2494,940
Asian597440216
Native American53650184
Hispanic45341968
Black374306
2+ Races18014649
Other Race4023

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 93.47%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 36.18%.

Aberdeen Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,143$43,019$31,734
Less Than 9th Grade$20,647$17,946$22,500
High School Graduate$30,894$37,227$27,820
Some College$37,729$43,719$30,725
Bachelors Degree$47,944$57,854$40,781
Graduate Degree$52,881$56,659$37,893

$38,143

Average Earnings

$43,019

Average Male

$31,734

Average Female

Aberdeen Earnings by Educational Attainment

Aberdeen Language by Age

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Aberdeen Language

91.22% of Aberdeen residents speak only English, while 8.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 3.27% of the population.

Aberdeen Language

Aberdeen Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White23,1302,0108.69%
Native1,22662751.14%
Asian1,17136130.83%
Black63022936.35%
Hispanic80119123.85%
Multiple426399.15%

12.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.16%

Male Poverty Rate

14.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Aberdeen

The race most likely to be in poverty in Aberdeen is Native, with 51.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Aberdeen is White, with 8.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.08%.

Aberdeen Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.91%
High School10.96%
Some College8.62%
Bachelors or Greater3.07%

Aberdeen Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed42.34%
Male Unemployed22.56%
Female Employed9.45%
Male Employed6.80%

Aberdeen Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Aberdeen Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,651$70,364
Families$74,722$85,654
Married Families$88,887-
Non Families$33,559$48,559
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Income by Household Type

Aberdeen Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.9%

Male Marriage Rate

45.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Aberdeen Married by Age and Sex

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Aberdeen Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Aberdeen Marital Status by Race

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Aberdeen Marital Status

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1,457

Number of Veterans

1,365

Male Veterans

92

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam446
Second Gulf War339
First Gulf War255
Korea128
World War II106

Aberdeen Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+404
35 to 54402
65 to 74355
18 to 34162
55 to 64134

Aberdeen Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3607.08%
Native American597.21%
2+ Races2810.18%
Hispanic192.65%
Other Race1025.00%

Aberdeen Veterans by Race

Aberdeen Veterans by Education

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10.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Aberdeen Veterans by Education

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68.7%

Labor Force Participation

66.5%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Aberdeen Employment by Age

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Aberdeen Employment by Race

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Aberdeen Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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67.76%

Born in Aberdeen

95.33%

Native Born

4.67%

Foreign Born

2.48%

Non Citizen

2.19%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.33% of Aberdeen residents were born in the United States, with 67.76% having been born in South Dakota. 2.48% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Aberdeen Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202127,859-199-0.71%
202028,058-199-0.70%
201928,257-199-0.70%
201828,456-34-0.12%
201728,4903051.08%
201628,1854081.47%
201527,7771270.46%
201427,6501780.65%
201327,4725141.91%
201226,9585131.94%
201126,4452220.85%
201026,2231,5650.62%
200024,658-269-0.11%
199024,927-924-0.36%
198025,851-625-0.24%
197026,4763,4031.39%
196023,0732,0220.92%
195021,0514,0362.15%
194017,0155500.33%
193016,4651,9281.25%
192014,5373,7843.06%
191010,7536,66610.16%
19004,0879052.53%
18903,1820.00%

Aberdeen Population by Year