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Aberdeen, South Dakota
Welcome to Aberdeen ...
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 within 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>.
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 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.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
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 ...
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: 20 May 2019