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Overview

Introduction to Aberdeen, Maryland

Located in Harford county, Aberdeen, Maryland, is 24 miles E of Towson, Maryland (center to center) and 27 miles NE of Baltimore, Maryland.

Aberdeen History

Aberdeen was established as a village by Edmund Law Rogers in 1852. The Rogers family named the city Aberdeen, after the original Aberdeen City in Scotland. It was incorporated as a town in 1892, and reincorporated as a city in 1992. At the present, Aberdeen comprises of three areas: Hall's Cross Roads, Mechanicsville, and the Village of Aberdeen.

Aberdeen and nearby Attractions

  • Ripken Museum
  • Gunpowder Falls State Park
  • Beechtree Golf Club
  • Brandywine Battlefield

Things To Do In Aberdeen

The city of Aberdeen is home to a number of golf courses such as the Beechtree Golf Club, The Wetlands Golf Course, and Bulle Rock Golf Club. The Ripken Museum and the Aberdeen Room Archives and Museum are nearby. The Gunpowder Falls State Park and Elk Neck State Park are located in the city. The historic Brandywine Battlefield is also in the region.

Aberdeen Transportation

The closest airport to the city is Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

Aberdeen Higher Education

Higher education is available at the Harford Community College, Morgan State University, and Towson University.

People

Total Population 15,238
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 14%
Employed Population 16+ 7,119
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 44.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $65,931
% Above Poverty Level 84.6%
% Below Poverty Level 15.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.8%
% Using Public Transportation 3.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 31%
Median Gross Rent $899
Median House Value $195,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.2%
US/American 0.1%
English 6.7%
Irish 12.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Aberdeen Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles E of Towson, Maryland (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles NE of Baltimore, Maryland
County Harford
Standard Zip Codes 21001
Phone Area Codes 410
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.509
Longitude -76.164

Aberdeen Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station ABERDEEN PHILLIPS FIELD
Distance 3 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 41 F
Apr Temp 44 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 47 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.2 inches
Station CHESTERTOWN
Distance 20.9 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 42 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.8 inches
Station MILLINGTON 1 SE
Distance 23.1 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bel Air 10,247 $77,719
Betterton 320 $43,750
Charlestown 1,152 $86,765
Havre de Grace 13,445 $88,092
Perryville 4,427 $81,506
Port Deposit 560 $46,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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ABERDEEN HIGH
251 PARADISE RD
410-273-5500
Serves 1,249 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.5

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