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Overview

Introduction to Aberdeen, South Dakota

Aberdeen, South Dakota, in Brown county, is 127 miles SW of Fargo, North Dakota and 256 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota. As of the year 2000 census, 24,658 people lived in Aberdeen.

Aberdeen History

The Sioux and Arikara Native Americans were the original inhabitants of the present day city of Aberdeen. White settlers first arrived in the 1820s, when fur trading posts were founded in the area. Charles Prior was the first to plot the area as town, which he did on January 3, 1881. The Milwaukee Railroad reached the area on July 6, 1881. The city was named after Aberdeen, Scotland. It was officially incorporated in 1882.

Aberdeen and nearby Attractions

  • Super City Shopping Center
  • Dacotah Prairie Museum
  • Mina Lake Recreation Area
  • Lee Park Golf Course
  • Richmond Lake Recreation Area
  • Prairie Village

Things To Do In Aberdeen

While in Aberdeen, one can pay a visit to the Mina Lake Recreation Area and the Richmond Lake Recreation Area. Other recreational opportunities are available at Aldrich Park, Wylie Park, Lee Park, Melgaard Park and Anderson Park. The Dacotah Prairie Museum provides insight into the history of the area. Local celebrations include Arts in the Park, Jazz in Aberdeen, Winterfest, the Brown County Fair and the South Dakota Jazz Festival.

Aberdeen Transportation

Aberdeen Regional Airport is few miles away.

Aberdeen Higher Education

Northern State University and Presentation College are the local institutions of higher education. South Dakota State University also provides facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 27,418
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 15.7%
Employed Population 16+ 14,609
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 49.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.5%
Median Earnings25+ $35,205
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,032
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,735

Wealth

Median Family Income $63,656
% Above Poverty Level 88%
% Below Poverty Level 12%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 11 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.8%
Median Gross Rent $602
Median House Value $136,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.9%
US/American 0%
English 4.4%
Irish 8.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Aberdeen Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 127 miles SW of Fargo, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 256 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Brown
Standard Zip Codes 57401
P.O. Box Zip Codes 57402
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.464
Longitude -98.486

Aberdeen Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ABERDEEN RGNL AP
Distance 3.5 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 21 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 85 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 20.2 inches
Station IPSWICH
Distance 26.6 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 22 F
Apr Temp 29 to 57 F
Jul Temp 56 to 85 F
Oct Temp 31 to 60 F
Annual Precip 19.4 inches
Station REDFIELD 5 SE
Distance 43.8 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 24 F
Apr Temp 34 to 60 F
Jul Temp 60 to 87 F
Oct Temp 35 to 62 F
Annual Precip 19.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Aberdeen, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Beebe (57401)

Ordway (57401)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Columbia 136 $61,875
Groton 1,873 $76,591
Mellette 192 $71,964
Northville 181 $83,750
Warner 441 $85,750
Westport 118 $61,750

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Aberdeen Public Libraries

Library
Alexander Mitchell Library
519 SOUTH KLINE STREET
Aberdeen, South Dakota
(605) 626-7097
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Aberdeen Hospitals

AVERA ST LUKES
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
305 S STATE ST
(605) 622-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

DAKOTA PLAINS SURGICAL CENTER LLP
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
701 8TH AVENUE NW SUITE C
(605) 225-3300
Emergency Service: No

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CENTRAL HI SCH
225 3RD AVE SE
605-626-7900
Serves 1,234 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.7

NEW BEGINNINGS
1620 MILWAUKEE AVE NE
605-725-7900
A Non-traditional School
Serves 19 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.5

SD SB-VI HI SCH
423 17TH AVE SE
605-626-2580
Serves 17 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2.2

ABERDEEN ALTERNATIVE
640-9TH AVE SW
605-725-7800
A Non-traditional School
Serves 10 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3.3

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