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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.


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Median household income
Local
$33,276
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Aberdeen demographic reports
Aberdeen is in the James River valley.
Grew as a railroad junction in the 1880s
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 38. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 1.6 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Jazz in Aberdeen - May 5, 2007
  • Winterfest - Nov. 17-18, 2007
  • Arts in the Park - June 16-17, 2007
  • South Dakota Jazz Festival - Jan. 25, 2007
  • Brown County Fair - Aug. 14-19, 2007
  • Snow Queen Festival - Jan. 12-13, 2007
Dates often change. Check Aberdeen web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Mina Lake Recreation Area, Richmond Lake Recreation Area
Historic sites and museums: Dacotah Prairie Museum
Colleges and universities: Northern State University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Aberdeen was $17,923, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

26% of Aberdeen residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Aberdeen festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Aberdeen, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $323.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $776.


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Libraries

Libraries in Aberdeen include Alexander Mitchell Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Aberdeen include Aberdeen American News

TV stations in Aberdeen include KABY, KDSD.

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Politics

Brown County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Aberdeen political report.

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Traffic

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.

Travel

Hotels in Aberdeen include Aberdeen East Super 8 Motel, Americinn Motel, Best Western, Comfort Inn Aberdeen, Holiday Inn, Ramada Inn, West Aberdeen Super 8 Motel.

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