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Welcome to Aberdeen ...

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

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

When the people of Aberdeen refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Aberdonian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Aberdeen has a population of 28,562 people<4> (see below for details).

Aberdeen was established in 1880.

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.

The community of Aberdeen is 1,290 feet [393 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The area code for Aberdeen: (605)

Websites for Aberdeen ...

Official Website: www.aberdeen.sd.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Aberdeen had an population of 28,562 people. This is an increase of 9.47% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.83% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Aberdeen had a population of 26,091 people (which is 71.42% of the total population of Brown County). This makes Aberdeen the county's most populous community.

The population of Aberdeen represents 3.2% of the total population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 26,091 people, the population of Aberdeen increased 5.81% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 24,658 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, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina (2), Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania (2), Saskatchewan, 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.

  • Groton [Brown County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Groton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Groton
    • Groton [Brown County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Aberdeen
    • Estimated population in 2018: 1,501 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Groton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Groton<7>
  • Duxbury [Spink County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duxbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duxbury
    • Duxbury [Spink County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Aberdeen
    • Estimated population in 2014: 531 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duxbury
  • Warner [Brown County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warner
    • Warner [Brown County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Aberdeen
    • Estimated population in 2018: 478 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warner
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warner<7>
  • Tacoma Park [Brown County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tacoma Park
    • Tacoma Park [Brown County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Aberdeen
    • Estimated population in 2014: 413 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tacoma Park
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Long Lake Colony [McPherson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Lake Colony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Lake Colony
      • Long Lake Colony [McPherson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Aberdeen
      • Estimated population in 2014: 332 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Lake Colony
    • Ordway [Brown County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ordway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ordway
      • Ordway [Brown County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Aberdeen
      • Estimated population in 2014: 306 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ordway
    • Columbia [Brown County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
      • Columbia [Brown County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Aberdeen
      • Estimated population in 2018: 140 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<7>
    • Westport [Brown County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westport
      • Westport [Brown County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Aberdeen
      • Estimated population in 2018: 135 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westport<7>
    • Putney [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Putney
      • Putney [Brown County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Aberdeen
      • Estimated population in 2014: 104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Putney
    • Mansfield [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mansfield
      • Mansfield [Brown County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Aberdeen
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 93 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mansfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mansfield<7>

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 22 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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Aberdeen: www.aberdeen.sd.us/

The official website for Brown County: www.brown.sd.us/

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Brown, 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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Aberdeen refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Aberdeen may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Aberdeen.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Aberdeen - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' 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, 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: 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: 45.4675, Longitude: -98.4829       In this case, the coordinates for Aberdeen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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