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Welcome to Aberdeen ...

The coastal city of Aberdeen is located at Grays Harbor.

Aberdeen is located in Grays Harbor County.

The pronunciation of Aberdeen: ABB-er-deen<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 16,462 people<3> (see below for details).

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.

Aberdeen is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Aberdeen is within the (360) area code.

The ZIP code for Aberdeen: 98520<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Aberdeen had a population of 16,896 people (which is 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 (which had a count of 16,461 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Aberdeen had an population of 16,462 people. This is a decrease of 2.57% since the 2010 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.<6>.

Community   2017
Aberdeen Gardens   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Central Park   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Elma   [Map]   3,092   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Gray Gables   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Grays Harbor City   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Markham   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 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, South Dakota, Texas, Utah 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 15 papers.

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

Websites for Aberdeen ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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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>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).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Aberdeen) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Aberdeen. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, 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: 46.9759, Longitude: -123.8198     [Map].

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