Aberdeen, South Dakota Population 2024

28,040

Aberdeen is a city located in Brown County South Dakota. Aberdeen has a 2024 population of 28,040. It is also the county seat of Brown County.Aberdeen is currently declining at a rate of -0.3% annually and its population has decreased by -1.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 28,431 in 2020.

The average household income in Aberdeen is $78,965 with a poverty rate of 12.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Aberdeen is 35.6 years, 35 years for males, and 36.9 years for females.

Aberdeen Demographics

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

  • White: 82.55%
  • Asian: 4.63%
  • Two or more races: 4.27%
  • Native American: 4.12%
  • Black or African American: 3.19%
  • Other race: 1.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
Land Area (mi²)
16.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,748.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.38% (-391)
The current population of Aberdeen, South Dakota is 28,040 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 28,431.

Aberdeen, South Dakota Population 2024

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Aberdeen Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White23,43582.55%
Asian1,3154.63%
Two or more races1,2134.27%
Native American1,1694.12%
Black or African American9063.19%
Other race3371.19%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander130.05%
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White

Asian

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Aberdeen Population by Race

Aberdeen Population Pyramid 2024

Aberdeen Median Age

35.6

Total

35

Male

36.9

Female

Aberdeen Adults

There are 21,956 adults, (4,652 of whom are seniors) in Aberdeen.

Aberdeen Age Dependency

64.1

Age Dependency Ratio

26.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Aberdeen Sex Ratio

Female14,49751.07%
Male13,89148.93%

Aberdeen Population by Age

Aberdeen Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All12,1142.255842
Non Family5,8861.2634.365.7
Married4,7913.1389.310.7
Female9293.354654
Male5083.558.941.1
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3.11

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

58.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Aberdeen Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Aberdeen Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Aberdeen Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 95.86%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 38.63%.

Aberdeen Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$45,274

Average Earnings

$48,000

Average Male

$39,853

Average Female

Aberdeen Earnings by Educational Attainment

Aberdeen Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Aberdeen Language

90.6% of Aberdeen residents speak only English, while 9.4% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.84% of the population.

Aberdeen Language

Aberdeen Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White22,2812,2249.98%
Hispanic1,28763749.49%
Multiple1,20552043.15%
Asian1,29333025.52%
Other32617854.6%
Native1,143978.49%
Black886535.98%
Islander1313100%
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12.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.18%

Male Poverty Rate

15.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Aberdeen

The race most likely to be in poverty in Aberdeen is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Aberdeen is Black, with 5.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.94%.

Aberdeen Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.81%
High School11.86%
Some College11.39%
Bachelors or Greater3.13%
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Aberdeen Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed54.17%
Male Unemployed31.03%
Female Employed9.52%
Male Employed5.02%
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Aberdeen Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Aberdeen Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Aberdeen Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.7%

Male Marriage Rate

44.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Aberdeen Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Aberdeen Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Aberdeen Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Aberdeen Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,165

Number of Veterans

1,036

Male Veterans

129

Female Veterans

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Aberdeen Veterans by War

count

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Aberdeen Veterans by Age

count

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Aberdeen Veterans by Race

Aberdeen Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

14.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

Aberdeen Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71.1%

Labor Force Participation

68%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Aberdeen Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Aberdeen Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Aberdeen Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

67.14%

Born in Aberdeen

93%

Native Born

7%

Foreign Born

5.01%

Non Citizen

1.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93% of Aberdeen residents were born in the United States, with 67.14% having been born in South Dakota. 5.01% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Aberdeen Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202927,615-85-0.31%
202827,700-85-0.31%
202727,785-85-0.3%
202627,870-85-0.3%
202527,955-85-0.3%
202428,040-85-0.3%
202328,125-85-0.3%
202228,210-85-0.3%
202128,295-136-0.48%
202028,4311440.51%
201928,287-136-0.48%
201828,423-93-0.33%
201728,5163431.22%
201628,1733721.34%
201527,8011340.48%
201427,6671890.69%
201327,4785151.91%
201226,9635141.94%
201126,4492270.87%
201026,2221,5646.34%
200024,658-269-1.08%
199024,927-924-3.57%
198025,851-625-2.36%
197026,4763,40314.75%
196023,0732,0229.61%
195021,0514,03623.72%
194017,0155503.34%
193016,4651,92813.26%
192014,5373,78435.19%
191010,7536,666163.1%
19004,08790528.44%
18903,182
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Aberdeen Population by Year