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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population27,783
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens15.6%
Employed Population 16+14,523
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married48.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.3%
Median Earnings25+$35,279
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,617

Wealth

Median Family Income$61,820
% Above Poverty Level86.4%
% Below Poverty Level13.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time11 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone34.5%
Median Gross Rent$616
Median House Value$140,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.7%
Norwegian13.4%
Irish9.7%
Russian5.1%
English5%
Swedish2.7%
Dutch2.1%
Polish2%
French Except Basque1.8%
Czech1.2%
Italian0.8%
Danishn0.6%
African0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Scottish0.4%
Finnish0.3%
Somali0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Greek0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Arab0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
German0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Aberdeen Almanac

CategoryValue
County Brown County
Standard Zip Codes57401
P.O. Box Zip Codes57402
Phone Area Codes605
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude45.46
Approximate Longitude-98.48

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)

StationABERDEEN RGNL AP
Distance3.5 miles
Jan Temp1 to 21 F
Apr Temp33 to 57 F
Jul Temp60 to 85 F
Oct Temp34 to 59 F
Annual Precip20.2 inches
StationIPSWICH
Distance26.6 miles
Jan Temp-1 to 22 F
Apr Temp29 to 57 F
Jul Temp56 to 85 F
Oct Temp31 to 60 F
Annual Precip19.4 inches
StationREDFIELD 5 SE
Distance43.8 miles
Jan Temp3 to 24 F
Apr Temp34 to 60 F
Jul Temp60 to 87 F
Oct Temp35 to 62 F
Annual Precip19.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Columbia149$61,250
Groton1,905$68,641
Mellette160$74,500
Northville160$85,625
Warner454$86,250
Westport123$61,786

Aberdeen Public Libraries

Alexander Mitchell Public Library
519 SOUTH KLINE STREET
Aberdeen, South Dakota
(605) 626-7997

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Aberdeen Hospitals

Avera Saint Lukes Hospital
(Non-profit)
305 South State Street
(605) 622-5000
Dakota Plains Surgical Center
(Proprietary)
701 8th Avenue Northwest
(605) 225-3300

Aberdeen Public Schools

Aberdeen Alternative Learning Center- 12
1300 3 St S
ZIP: 57401
(605) 725-7900
Other
Total Enrollment 2
C C Lee Elementary - 05
1900 N State St
ZIP: 57401
(605) 725-7500
Primary
Total Enrollment 450
Central High School - 01
2200 S Roosevelt St
ZIP: 57401
(605) 725-8100
High
Total Enrollment 1225
Holgate Middle School - 02
2200 N Dakota St
ZIP: 57401
(605) 725-7700
Middle
Total Enrollment 477
Hub Area Multi-district
640 9th Ave Sw
ZIP: 57401
(605) 725-7800
High
Lincoln Elementary - 08
414 S 10th St
ZIP: 57401
(605) 725-7200
Primary
Total Enrollment 438
May Overby Elementary - 09
612 Se 14th Ave
ZIP: 57401
(605) 725-7300
Primary
Total Enrollment 429
New Beginnings
1601 Milwaukee Ave Ne
ZIP: 57401
(605) 725-8100
Other
Total Enrollment 8
O M Tiffany Elementary - 11
819 8th Ave Ne
ZIP: 57401
(605) 725-7400
Primary
Total Enrollment 447
Sdsbvi Elem-01
423 17th Ave Se
ZIP: 57401
(605) 626-2580
Primary
Total Enrollment 15
Sdsbvi Hs-02
423 17th Ave Se
ZIP: 57401
(605) 626-2580
High
Total Enrollment 4
Simmons Elementary - 10
1500 S 3rd St
ZIP: 57401
(605) 725-7600
Primary
Total Enrollment 407
Simmons Middle School - 03
1300 S 3rd St
ZIP: 57401
(605) 725-7900
Middle
Total Enrollment 488

Aberdeen Private Schools

Aberdeen Christian School
1500 E Melgaard Rd
ZIP: 57401
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 130
Roncalli Elementary School
501 3rd Ave Se
ZIP: 57401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 182
Roncalli Jr & Sr High School
1400 N Dakota St
ZIP: 57401
Secondary
Total Enrollment 259
Roncalli Primary School
419 1st Ave Ne
ZIP: 57401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 120
Trinity Lutheran School
923 S Dakota St
ZIP: 57401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 28
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