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The location of Aberdeen









Welcome to Aberdeen ...

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

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

When the people of Aberdeen refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Aberdonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Aberdeen has a population of 28,388 people<3> (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.<4>.

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

Aberdeen is located in the (605) area code.

Population Details ...

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 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 (which had a count of 24,658 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Aberdeen had an population of 28,388 people. This is an increase of 8.8% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.13% 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 starting from Aberdeen and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Columbia   [Map]   141   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Duxbury   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Groton   [Map]   1,507   E   18 miles [29 km]
Long Lake Colony   [Map]   ---   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Mansfield   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Ordway   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 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, 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.

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 22 papers.

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

Websites for Aberdeen ...

Official Website: www.aberdeen.sd.us/

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 ...

Visit our Community Index for South Dakota

About Brown County

About South Dakota

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>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>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.

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<3>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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<4>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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<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 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 for your convenience: 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Aberdeen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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