- Population: 28,415
- Elevation: 1,302 ft.
- Area: 15.6 square miles
Aberdeen is a recognized center of regional and federal government offices, education, healthcare, financial services, retailers, wholesale and manufacturing. It is a place where entrepreneurs can prosper and solid values survive. Brown County is also one of the most productive agricultural counties in South Dakota. In recent years, the area has been transformed from a trade center serving family farms to a regional agricultural center with ever-expanding grain terminals, processing facilities, and ethanol plants.Are you an avid hunter or fisherman?
Along with Agriculture, a big part of the Aberdeen culture is hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreational activities. Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge, a short drive from the city, is a nationally recognized wildlife sanctuary. Pheasant hunting draws outdoors-men from across the country each fall, and duck and goose hunters set decoys on the many small lakes and marshes that dot the fabled "prairie pothole country." Some of the finest walleye fishing on earth can be found only 90 miles away on the Missouri River's giant Lake Oahe. Scenic and sizeable lakes are near at hand, with Mina and Richmond Lakes only minutes away from the city, and the wet, wooded Glacier Lakes region is an easy, hour-long drive away in the rolling hills to the northeast.
Photos Courtesy of Aberdeen Area Convention & Visitors Bureau