Introduction to Aberdeen, Mississippi

Aberdeen, Mississippi, in Monroe county, is 70 miles NW of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and 125 miles SE of Memphis, Tennessee. As of the year 2000 census, 6,415 people lived in Aberdeen.

Aberdeen History

Aberdeen was named after a city in Scotland. In the nineteenth century, Aberdeen was among the busiest Mississippi ports. Aberdeen was once the second largest city in Mississippi. Cotton was heavily traded in Aberdeen in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Aberdeen and nearby Attractions

  • Newberger Park
  • Blue Bluff Recreation Area
  • Gum Tree Museum of Art
  • Aberdeen Golf & Country Club
  • Tupelo National Battlefield

Things To Do In Aberdeen

While in Aberdeen, tourists flock to the Blue Bluff Recreation Area and the Newberger Park. During leisure hours, one can enjoy a stroll by the Aberdeen Lake or the Pullen Lake. The Gum Tree Museum of Art is also a popular local site. The Aberdeen Golf and Country Club offers facilities for golfers. Tupelo National Battlefield is a popular historical site. Each year, the Blue Bluff Festival is held in Aberdeen.

Aberdeen Transportation

Golden Triangle Regional Airport is close to Aberdeen.

Aberdeen Higher Education

One can pursue higher education at Mississippi University for Women, Mississippi State University, Itawamba Community College and Northeast Mississippi Community College.


Total Population 5,492
Male Share of the Population 46.5%
Female Share of the Population 53.5%
Senior Citizens 16.5%
Employed Population 16+ 1,580
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 27.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.5%
Median Earnings25+ $24,569
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,205
Median Earnings With High School Degree $18,714


Median Family Income $27,250
% Above Poverty Level 58.5%
% Below Poverty Level 41.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%


People Living Alone 31.9%
Median Gross Rent $514
Median House Value $67,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 68.6%
US/American 0%
English 5.1%
Irish 3.5%

Aberdeen Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 70 miles NW of Tuscaloosa, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 125 miles SE of Memphis, Tennessee
County Monroe
Standard Zip Codes 39730
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.825
Longitude -88.543

Aberdeen Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 1.7 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 51 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 75 F
Annual Precip 55.4 inches
Distance 27.8 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 50 F
Apr Temp 49 to 73 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 75 F
Annual Precip 55.6 inches
Distance 28.4 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 52 F
Apr Temp 50 to 74 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 55.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Aberdeen, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Binford (39730)

Centralgrove (39730)

Darracott (39730)

East Aberdeen (39730)

Gibson (39730)

Lackey (39730)

Muldon (39730)

New Wren (39730)

Strongs (39730)

Wren (39730)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Amory 7,197 $43,750
Caledonia 1,247 $54,191
Hatley 409 $48,542
Nettleton 1,634 $51,111
Okolona 2,669 $26,481
West Point 11,200 $36,422
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