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The location of Aberdeen

Welcome to Aberdeen ...

The coastal city of Aberdeen is located in Harford County.

The location of Aberdeen has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Aberdeen has a population of 16,049 people<2> (see below for details).

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.<3>.

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

Area Codes for Aberdeen: (410), (443)<4> & (667)

The ZIP code for Aberdeen: 21001<5>

Population Details ...

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 (with a count of 13,842 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Aberdeen had an population of 16,049 people. This is an increase of 7.29% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.94% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Aberdeen ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Aberdeen and not the distance if you are going to drive.<6>.

Community   2017
Bel Air   [Map]   1,002   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cecilton   [Map]   673   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Charlestown   [Map]   1,192   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Chesapeake City   [Map]   693   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Elkton   [Map]   15,652   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
North East   [Map]   3,635   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Aberdeen.

Communities Also Named Aberdeen ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 31 communities that are also named Aberdeen - they are located in Arkansas (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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Aberdeen. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Aberdeen. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Aberdeen:

Websites for Aberdeen ...

Official Website:

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Harford County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Aberdeen:

The official website for Harford County:

The official website for State of Maryland:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Aberdeen.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Aberdeen - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Of the area codes for Aberdeen, area code (443, 667) is an overlay.

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<5>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).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Aberdeen) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Aberdeen. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Aberdeen

Our 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Aberdeen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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