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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>


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.

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 28,287 people<4> (see below for details).

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

Aberdeen is located in the (605) area code.

Websites for Aberdeen ...

Official Website: www.aberdeen.sd.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Aberdeen had an population of 28,287 people. This is an increase of 8.42% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.72% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Aberdeen had a population of 26,091 people (or 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 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 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
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • 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 is located in Brown County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,475 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Groton <6>
  • Duxbury
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • 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 is located in Spink County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 531 people
  • Warner
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • 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 is located in Brown County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 466 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warner <6>
  • Tacoma Park
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tacoma Park
    • Tacoma Park is located in Brown County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 413 people
  • Long Lake Colony
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • 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 is located in McPherson County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 332 people
  • Ordway
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • 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 is located in Brown County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 306 people
  • Columbia
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • 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 is located in Brown County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 138 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia <6>
  • Westport
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • 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 is located in Brown County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 132 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westport <6>
  • Putney
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Putney
    • Putney is located in Brown County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 104 people
  • Mansfield
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)

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.

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Aberdeen was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Aberdeen.

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 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>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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