Aberdeen, South Dakota Population 2020

29,180

Aberdeen is a city located in South Dakota. With a 2020 population of 29,180, it is the 3rd largest city in South Dakota (after Sioux Falls and Rapid City) and the 1315th largest city in the United States. Aberdeen is currently growing at a rate of 1.07% annually and its population has increased by 11.84% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 26,091 in 2010. Spanning over 16 miles, Aberdeen has a population density of 1,819 people per square mile.

The average household income in Aberdeen is $68,707 with a poverty rate of 14.80%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $669 per month, and the median house value is $149,100. The median age in Aberdeen is 35.2 years, 34.3 years for males, and 36.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.9 males.

Aberdeen Demographics

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

  • White: 87.76%
  • Asian: 4.10%
  • Native American: 4.01%
  • Black or African American: 2.38%
  • Two or more races: 1.66%
  • Other race: 0.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Aberdeen, South Dakota is 29,180, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 28,562.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 26,091.

Aberdeen, South Dakota Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202043,103-44-0.10%
201943,147-44-0.10%
201843,191-44-0.10%
201743,2353860.89%
201642,8494451.04%
201542,4041840.43%
201442,220650.15%
201342,1555791.37%
201241,5766141.48%
201140,9622450.60%
201040,7170.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White24,68387.76%
Asian1,1534.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,1294.01%
Black or African American6682.38%
Two or More Races4671.66%
Some Other Race240.09%

Aberdeen Population Pyramid 2020

Aberdeen Median Age

35.2


Total

34.3


Male

36.1


Female

Aberdeen Adults

There are 21,604 adults, (4,470 of whom are seniors) in Aberdeen.

Aberdeen Age Dependency

64.1

Age Dependency Ratio

26.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Aberdeen Sex Ratio

Female

14,354

51.04%

Male

13,770

48.96%

Aberdeen Households and Families

Aberdeen Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Aberdeen Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.7%14.3%
All58.9%41.1%
Male48.9%51.1%
Non Family39.5%60.5%
Female39.1%60.9%

58.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,0112.2358.9
Non Family5,1911.1539.5
Married4,9332.9785.7
Female1,3082.9839.1
Male5793.8748.9

2.95

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

5.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Aberdeen Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7424.09%
9th to 12th Grade6153.39%
High School Graduate5,48930.23%
Some College3,82721.08%
Associates Degree2,17711.99%
Bachelors Degree3,81221.00%
Graduate Degree1,4938.22%

Aberdeen Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White16,38215,3484,908
Native American48544297
Asian483332134
Hispanic33731299
Black31726042
Multiple Races21216525
Other Race199

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.69%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 29.96%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,150$42,651$31,706
Less Than High School$20,313$26,350$16,337
High School Grad$30,949$38,338$27,404
Some College$37,321$43,376$32,248
Bachelors Degree$42,188$54,154$35,915
Graduate Degree$48,511$54,063$37,988

$37,150

Average Earnings

$42,651

Average Male

$31,706

Average Female

Aberdeen Language

Aberdeen Language by Age

Aberdeen Language

91.64% of Aberdeen residents speak only English, while 8.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 3.51% of the population.

Aberdeen Poverty

Aberdeen Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White23,1542,51310.85%
Native1,06866462.17%
Asian1,09340436.96%
Hispanic69916523.61%
Black62814523.09%
Multiple45510222.42%
Other24520.83%

14.80%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.51%

Male Poverty Rate

16.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Aberdeen

The race most likely to be in poverty in Aberdeen is Native, with 62.17% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Aberdeen is White, with 10.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.50%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.72%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.35%
High School11.70%
Some College9.01%
Bachelors or Greater4.08%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed35.29%
Female Unemployed28.20%
Female Employed10.82%
Male Employed8.98%

Aberdeen Income

Aberdeen Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,471$68,707
Families$72,140$82,197
Married Families$84,389-
Non Families$30,671$47,974

Aberdeen Marital Status

Aberdeen Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.4%

Male Marriage Rate

43.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Aberdeen Married by Age and Sex

Aberdeen Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Aberdeen Marital Status by Race

Aberdeen Veterans

1,512

Number of Veterans

1,457

Male Veterans

55

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam432
Second Gulf War345
First Gulf War289
Korea119
World War II117
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3757.13%
Indian568.64%
Black4210.50%
2 or More308.50%
Hispanic91.55%
Other947.37%

$Aberdeen Veterans by Education

4.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Aberdeen Employment Status

68.6%

Labor Force Participation

66.5%

Employment Rate

2.8%

Unemployment Rate

Aberdeen Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

66.85%

Born in South Dakota

95.37%

Native Born

4.63%

Foreign Born

2.92%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.37% of Aberdeen residents were born in the United States, with 66.85% having been born in South Dakota. 2.92% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202029,1803091.07%
201928,8713091.08%
201828,562750.26%
201728,4873091.10%
201628,1784091.47%
201527,7691320.48%
201427,6371790.65%
201327,4585141.91%
201226,9445071.92%
201126,4372210.84%
201026,2161,5580.61%
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%