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Welcome to Aberdeen ...

The coastal city of Aberdeen is located at Grays Harbor.

Aberdeen is located in Grays Harbor County<1>.



The pronunciation of Aberdeen: ABB-er-deen<2>

The community of Aberdeen was established in 1884.

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 16,748 people<4> (see below for details).

Aberdeen is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Aberdeen lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Aberdeen is within the boundaries of the (360) area code.

The ZIP code for Aberdeen: 98520<6>

Websites for Aberdeen ...

Official Website:   www.aberdeeninfo.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.graysharbor.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Aberdeen had an population of 16,748 people. This is a decrease of 0.88% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.74% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Aberdeen had a population of 16,896 people (or 23.21% of the total population of Grays Harbor County). This makes Aberdeen the county's most populous community.

The population of Aberdeen represents 0.25% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 60th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 16,896 people, the population of Aberdeen increased 2.64% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 16,461 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, South Dakota, Texas, Utah 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.

  • Ocean Shores
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
  • Montesano
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
  • Elma
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elma
    • Elma is located in Grays Harbor County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,378 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elma <7>
  • Westport
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Aberdeen Gardens
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aberdeen Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen Gardens
    • Aberdeen Gardens is located in Grays Harbor County
  • Central Park
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central Park have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central Park
    • Central Park is located in Grays Harbor County
  • Grays Harbor City
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grays Harbor City have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grays Harbor City
    • Grays Harbor City is located in Grays Harbor County
  • Gray Gables
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gray Gables have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gray Gables
    • Gray Gables is located in Grays Harbor County
  • Markham
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Markham have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Markham
    • Markham is located in Grays Harbor County
  • Melbourne
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melbourne
    • Melbourne is located in Grays Harbor County

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 15 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).

We also found Aberdeen mentioned on a train schedule titled Union Pacific Railroad Time Tables (September 1924).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Aberdeen.

The official website for Aberdeen: www.aberdeeninfo.com/

The official website for Grays Harbor County: www.co.grays-harbor.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Grays Harbor, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Aberdeen. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<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>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Aberdeen). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Aberdeen or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.









 

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