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Welcome to Aberdeen ...

The city of Aberdeen is located in Monroe County<1> and is the County Seat for Monroe County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Aberdeen has a population of 5,205 people<2> (see below for details).

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

From The Origin of Certain Place Names,<3> the origin of Aberdeen is described as "Named from the city in Scotland."

Aberdeen is 210 feet [64 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Aberdeen lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Aberdeen is within the boundaries of the (662) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Aberdeen had an population of 5,205 people. This is a decrease of 7.25% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 18.86% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Aberdeen had a population of 5,612 people (which is 15.17% of the total population of Monroe County). This makes Aberdeen the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Aberdeen represents 0.19% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 59th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,612 people, the population of Aberdeen decreased 12.52% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,415 people).

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

Adding Aberdeen to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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, we also found mention of Aberdeen elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Aberdeen mentioned in the book The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States (Second Edition).

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

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, Maryland, Massachusetts, 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.

  • West Point [Clay County]
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    • West Point [Clay County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Aberdeen
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,404 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Point
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Point<6>
  • Amory [Monroe County]
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    • Amory [Monroe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Aberdeen
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,794 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amory have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amory
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amory<6>
  • Okolona [Chickasaw County]
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    • Okolona [Chickasaw County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Aberdeen
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,591 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okolona
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Okolona<6>
  • Nettleton [Lee County]
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    • Nettleton [Lee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Aberdeen
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,919 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nettleton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nettleton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nettleton<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Caledonia [Lowndes County]
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      • Caledonia [Lowndes County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Aberdeen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,058 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caledonia have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caledonia<6>
    • Smithville [Monroe County]
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      • Smithville [Monroe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Aberdeen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 737 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithville<6>
    • Hatley [Monroe County]
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      • Hatley [Monroe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Aberdeen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 460 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatley have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatley
    • Gattman [Monroe County]
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      • Gattman [Monroe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Aberdeen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gattman have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gattman
    • Gibson [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gibson
      • Gibson [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Aberdeen
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    • Muldon [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muldon
      • Muldon [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Aberdeen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muldon

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 26 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Aberdeen. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Monroe County: www.monroecountyms.org

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Monroe, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Aberdeen.
<3>The full book title is The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States (Second Edition). See our References and Mentions section 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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 (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, 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: 33.8254, Longitude: -88.5438    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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