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Aberdeen is a city in Brown County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after the city in Scotland.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in South Dakota named Aberdeen. For links to other places called Aberdeen, SD, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Aberdeen is 45.464N. The longitude is -98.486W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,302 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 24,086.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Aberdeen demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Brown County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 57401 ZIP code.
45% of Aberdeen residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Aberdeen ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Aberdeen was $17,923, compared with $21,587 nationally.
26% of Aberdeen residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Median rent in Aberdeen, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $323. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $776.
Libraries in Aberdeen include Alexander Mitchell Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Aberdeen include Aberdeen American News
TV stations in Aberdeen include KABY, KDSD.
Brown County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Aberdeen political report.
The average commute time for Aberdeen workers is 11 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Aberdeen between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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