Aberdeen, SD

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Population

42,608

0.42% growth

Median Age

37.8


Median Household Income

$54,533

1.59% growth

Poverty Rate

10.5%


Number of Employees

22,744

0.211% decline

Median Property Value

$151,400

2.78% growth

About

In 2017, Aberdeen, SD had a population of 42.6k people with a median age of 37.8 and a median household income of $54,533. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Aberdeen, SD grew from 42,430 to 42,608, a 0.42% increase and its median household income grew from $53,682 to $54,533, a 1.59% increase.

The population of Aberdeen, SD is 89.4% White Alone, 3.12% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 2.39% Hispanic or Latino. 5.56% of the people in Aberdeen, SD speak a non-English language, and 97.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Aberdeen, SD are Northern State University (491 degrees awarded in 2016) and Presentation College (157 degrees).

The median property value in Aberdeen, SD is $151,400, and the homeownership rate is 67.5%. Most people in Aberdeen, SD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 12.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Aberdeen, SD is 2 cars per household.

Aberdeen, SD borders .

About the photo: An old school no longer in operation, at the junction of SD Highways 26 & 45, north of Miller, SD

Economy

The economy of Aberdeen, SD employs 22.7k people. The largest industries in Aberdeen, SD are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,796 people), Retail Trade (3,249 people), and Manufacturing (2,963 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,156), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,213), and Transportation & Warehousing ($57,143).

Median household income in Aberdeen, SD is $54,533. Males in Aberdeen, SD have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,572. The income inequality in Aberdeen, SD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.435, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,533

2017 value

± $2,641

1.59%

1 Year Growth

± 6.38%

Households in Aberdeen, SD have a median annual income of $54,533, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $53,682 in 2016, which represents a 1.59% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$53,488

Average Male Salary

± $2,938

$39,572

Average Female Salary

± $2,295

In 2017, full-time male employees in Aberdeen, SD made 1.35 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $42,150 ± $1,819

  2. Asian

    $33,786 ± $14,642

  3. Black

    $29,266 ± $9,870

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Aberdeen, SD workers was White. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Aberdeen, SD is from South Dakota.

0.435

2017 Wage GINI

0.433

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in South Dakota was 0.435 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.439% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for South Dakota was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Dakota in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in South Dakota across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. N/A

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Aberdeen, SD was Minnehaha County, SD with a value of $61,083, followed by Pennington County, SD and N/A, with respective values of $54,836 and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Aberdeen, SD (4.34k out of 41.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    3,016 ± 365

  2. Native American

    704 ± 185

  3. Asian

    313 ± 157

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Aberdeen, SD is White, followed by Native American and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

22.7k

2017 Value

± 899

-0.211%

1 Year decline

± 5.59%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Aberdeen, SD declined at a rate of -0.211%, from 22.8k employees to 22.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Aberdeen, SD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,738 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,649 people), and Management Occupations (2,338 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Aberdeen, SD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Aberdeen, SD, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,738 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,649 people), and Management Occupations (2,338 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Aberdeen, SD has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.44 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.57 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.32 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Aberdeen, SD, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($63,000), Management Occupations ($60,137), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($59,539).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

22.7k

2017 Value

± 899

-0.211%

1 Year decline

± 5.59%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Aberdeen, SD declined at a rate of -0.211%, from 22.8k employees to 22.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Aberdeen, SD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,796 people), Retail Trade (3,249 people), and Manufacturing (2,963 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Aberdeen, SD, though some of these residents may live in Aberdeen, SD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Aberdeen, SD, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,796 people), Retail Trade (3,249 people), and Manufacturing (2,963 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Aberdeen, SD has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.86 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.29 times), and Retail Trade (1.25 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Aberdeen, SD, by median earnings, are Utilities ($65,156), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,213), and Transportation & Warehousing ($57,143).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from South Dakota to other states, or from other states to South Dakota.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $11.7B

  2. $4.44B

  3. $4.29B

In 2015, the top outbound South Dakota product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $11.7B, followed by Other ag prods. with $4.44B and Live animals/fish and $4.29B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound South Dakota products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$60.8B

2015 Value

$92.2B

Projected 2045 Value

51.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound South Dakota trade was $60.8B. This is expected to increase 51.7% to $92.2B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound South Dakota trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from South Dakota to other states, or from other states to South Dakota.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $7.37B

  2. $2.21B

  3. $1.95B

In 2015, the top outbound South Dakota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Minnesota with $7.37B, followed by Iowa with $2.21B and Nebraska and $1.95B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that South Dakota shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.4% of the population of Aberdeen, SD has health coverage, with 53.8% on employee plans, 8.86% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 16.5% on non-group plans, and 1.32% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Aberdeen, SD was $8,933 in 2014. This is a 4.52% increase from the previous year ($8,547).

Primary care physicians in Aberdeen, SD see 1293 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.85% decrease from the previous year (1331 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1714 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 610 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oglala Lakota County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.1%). Additionally, Ziebach County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,293 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in South Dakota see an average of 1,293 patients per year. This represents a 2.85% decrease from the previous year (1,331 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,933

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,335

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,056

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,315

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in South Dakota (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.52%, from $8,547 to $8,933.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.61%

Uninsured

53.8%

Employer Coverage

8.86%

Medicaid

11.9%

Medicare

16.5%

Non-Group

1.32%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Aberdeen, SD declined by 4.64% from 7.98% to 7.61%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Aberdeen, SD changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 17.1% prevalence

  2. 16.6% prevalence

  3. 16.4% prevalence

Oglala Lakota County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in South Dakota, at 17.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in South Dakota by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Aberdeen, SD is home to a population of 42.6k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.19% of Aberdeen, SD residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Aberdeen, SD is composed of 38.1k White Alone residents (89.4%), 1.33k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (3.12%), 1.02k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.39%), 992 Asian Alone residents (2.33%), 631 Black or African American Alone residents (1.48%), 531 Two or More Races residents (1.25%), 10 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0235%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Aberdeen, SD are German (681 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (533 speakers), and Other Asian Languages (406 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

30

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Aberdeen, SD was 37.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 30. But people in Aberdeen, SD are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Aberdeen, SD residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.19%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.48%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.19% of Aberdeen, SD residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Aberdeen, SD was 3.48%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    3,093 ± 1,363 people

  2. Ethiopia

    2,119 ± 1,129 people

  3. China

    1,741 ± 1,023 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Aberdeen, SD was Mexico, the natal country of 3,093 Aberdeen, SD residents, followed by Ethiopia with 2,119 and China with 1,741.

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Citizenship

97.9%

2017 Citizenship

97.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.9% of Aberdeen, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Aberdeen, SD was 97.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    38.1k ± 68

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    1.33k ± 188

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.02k ± 102

In 2017, there were 28.7 times more White Alone residents (38.1k people) in Aberdeen, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.33k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 1.02k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Aberdeen, SD as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. German

    681 speakers (1.73%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    533 speakers (1.35%)

  3. Other Asian Languages

    406 speakers (1.03%)

5.56% of Aberdeen, SD citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Aberdeen, SD was German. 1.73% of the overall population of Aberdeen, SD are native German speakers. 1.35% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 1.03% speak German, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    914 ± 130

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    450 ± 130

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    383 ± 128

Aberdeen, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Aberdeen, SD awarded 648 degrees. The student population of Aberdeen, SD is skewed towards women, with 1,751 male students and 2,657 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Aberdeen, SD are White (563 and 87.2%), followed by Black or African American (26 and 4.02%), Hispanic or Latino (13 and 2.01%), and Unknown (13 and 2.01%).

The largest universities in Aberdeen, SD by number of degrees awarded are Northern State University (491 and 75.8%) and Presentation College (157 and 24.2%).

The most popular majors in Aberdeen, SD are Registered Nursing (82 and 12.7%), Curriculum & Instruction (52 and 8.02%), and General Business Administration & Management (48 and 7.41%).

The median tuition costs in Aberdeen, SD are $18,710 for private four year colleges, and $6,984 and $9,900 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 45 degrees awarded

  2. 36 degrees awarded

  3. 82 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Aberdeen, SD was General Business Administration & Management with 45 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Aberdeen, SD according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 491 degrees awarded

  2. 157 degrees awarded

$6,984

Median In-State Public

$18,710

Median Private

In 2016, the Aberdeen, SD institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northern State University with 491 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

203

Degrees Awarded to Men

445

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 203 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Aberdeen, SD, which is 0.456 times less than the 445 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    563 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    26 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    13 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Aberdeen, SD were to White students. These 563 degrees mean that there were 21.7 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 26 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Aberdeen, SD was $151,400 in 2017, which is 0.696 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $147,300 to $151,400, a 2.78% increase. The homeownership rate in Aberdeen, SD is 67.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Aberdeen, SD have an average commute time of 12.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Aberdeen, SD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$54,533

Median Household Income

± $2,641

17.9k

Number of Households

± 833

In 2017, the median household income of the 17.9k households in Aberdeen, SD grew to $54,533 from the previous year's value of $53,682.

The following chart displays the households in Aberdeen, SD distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$151,400

2017 Median

± $5,533

$147,300

2016 Median

± $5,571

In 2017, the median property value in Aberdeen, SD grew to to $151,400 from the previous year's value of $147,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Aberdeen, SD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Aberdeen, SD the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Aberdeen, SD distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Aberdeen, SD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

67.5%

2017 Homeownership

68.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67.5% of the housing units in Aberdeen, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Aberdeen, SD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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Commute Time

12.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Aberdeen, SD have a shorter commute time (12.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.326% of the workforce in Aberdeen, SD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.5%

  2. Carpooled

    8.52%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.33%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Aberdeen, SD was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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