A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Aberdeen, South Dakota
Welcome to Aberdeen ...
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 2019, Aberdeen has a population of 28,257 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 2019 Census Estimates, Aberdeen had an population of 28,257 people. This is an increase of 8.3% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.6% 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.
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).
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, 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.
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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
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/
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This page was last modified: 13 Jun 2021