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Welcome to Aberdeen ...

The coastal city of Aberdeen is located in Harford County<1>.

The location of Aberdeen has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Aberdeen has a population of 16,019 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Aberdeen.

Several communities named Aberdeen share the same reason for their choice of Aberdeen. We're speculating that it might apply here: Named after the city in Scotland.

Aberdeen is 140 feet [43 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Aberdeen lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Aberdeen: (410), (443)<5> & (667).

The ZIP code for Aberdeen: 21001<6>

Websites for Aberdeen ...

Official Website: www.aberdeen-md.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Aberdeen had an population of 16,019 people. This is an increase of 7.09% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.73% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Aberdeen had a population of 14,959 people (or 6.11% of the total population of Harford County). This makes Aberdeen the county's most populous community.

The population of Aberdeen represents 0.26% of the population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 18th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 14,959 people, the population of Aberdeen increased 8.07% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 13,842 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Aberdeen.

Communities Also Named Aberdeen ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 33 communities that are also named Aberdeen - they are located in Arkansas (2), British Columbia (2), California, Colorado, Florida (2), Georgia (3), Idaho, Indiana (2), Kentucky, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina (2), Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania (2), Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Aberdeen.

Communities near Aberdeen ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Aberdeen.

  • Elkton [Cecil County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkton
    • Elkton [Cecil County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the east of Aberdeen
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,665 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkton<8>
  • Bel Air [Harford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bel Air
    • Bel Air [Harford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the west of Aberdeen
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,266 people
    • Former names for Bel Air:
    • Belle Air
    • Belle Aire
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bel Air
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bel Air<8>
  • Perryville [Cecil County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perryville
    • Perryville [Cecil County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Aberdeen
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,449 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perryville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perryville<8>
  • North East [Cecil County]
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    • North East [Cecil County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Aberdeen
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,609 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North East have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North East
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North East<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rising Sun [Cecil County]
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      • Rising Sun [Cecil County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Aberdeen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,784 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rising Sun have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rising Sun
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rising Sun<8>
    • Charlestown [Cecil County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlestown
      • Charlestown [Cecil County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Aberdeen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,202 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charlestown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlestown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charlestown<8>
    • Port Deposit [Cecil County]
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      • Port Deposit [Cecil County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Aberdeen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 766 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Deposit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Deposit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Deposit<8>
    • Delta [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta
      • Delta [York County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Aberdeen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 720 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delta<8>
    • Chesapeake City [Cecil County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesapeake City
      • Chesapeake City [Cecil County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the east of Aberdeen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 695 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesapeake City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesapeake City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chesapeake City<8>
    • Cecilton [Cecil County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cecilton
      • Cecilton [Cecil County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Aberdeen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 674 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cecilton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cecilton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cecilton<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Aberdeen. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Aberdeen.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Aberdeen. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Aberdeen.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Aberdeen. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Aberdeen.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Aberdeen ...

Looking for more information about Aberdeen? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Aberdeen, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Aberdeen.

Adding Aberdeen to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Aberdeen in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Aberdeen was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Aberdeen on a map titled Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Maryland (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Aberdeen on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Maryland

About Harford County

About Maryland

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Aberdeen: www.aberdeen-md.org/

The official website for Harford County: www.co.ha.md.us/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maryland's counties, including Harford, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Aberdeen.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Aberdeen - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Of the area codes for Aberdeen, area code (443, 667) is an overlay.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Aberdeen). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Aberdeen or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Aberdeen) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Aberdeen. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AberdeenOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aberdeen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5154, Longitude: -76.1738       In this case, the coordinates for Aberdeen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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