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Overview

Introduction to Aberdeen, Mississippi

Aberdeen, Mississippi, in Monroe county, is 70 miles NW of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and 125 miles SE of Memphis, Tennessee.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,427
Male Share of the Population46.5%
Female Share of the Population53.5%
Senior Citizens16.8%
Employed Population 16+2,099
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married37.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.1%
Median Earnings25+$26,731
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,212
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,183

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,320
% Above Poverty Level69.4%
% Below Poverty Level30.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone33.7%
Median Gross Rent$546
Median House Value$71,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)64%
English8.2%
Irish4.8%
German1.4%
Slovak1.1%
Scottish1.1%
Italian0.9%
African0.8%
French Except Basque0.5%
Greek0.4%
Polish0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Dutch0.1%
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Aberdeen Almanac

CategoryValue
County Monroe County
Standard Zip Codes39730
Phone Area Codes662
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.82
Approximate Longitude-88.55

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)

StationABERDEEN
Distance1.7 miles
Jan Temp31 to 51 F
Apr Temp49 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp50 to 75 F
Annual Precip55.4 inches
StationVERONA EXPERIMENT STN
Distance27.8 miles
Jan Temp30 to 50 F
Apr Temp49 to 73 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 75 F
Annual Precip55.6 inches
StationSTATE UNIVERSITY
Distance28.4 miles
Jan Temp32 to 52 F
Apr Temp50 to 74 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp50 to 76 F
Annual Precip55.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Amory7,110$45,750
Caledonia1,501$78,125
Hatley518$45,179
Nettleton1,819$48,625
Okolona2,649$27,008
West Point11,042$35,579

Aberdeen Hospitals

Pioneer Community Hospital Of Aberdeen Critical Access Hospital
(Proprietary)
400 South Chestnut Street
(662) 369-2455

Aberdeen Public Schools

Aberdeen Elementary School
508 W. Commerce St
ZIP: 39730
(662) 369-4782
Primary
Total Enrollment 363
Aberdeen High School
205 Hwy 145 North
ZIP: 39730
(662) 369-8933
High
Total Enrollment 344
Belle Elementary
518 West Vine Street
ZIP: 39730
(662) 369-2649
Primary
Total Enrollment 317
Monroe Co Voc Tech
50057 Airport Road
ZIP: 39730
(662) 369-7845
High
Shivers Middle School
316 N Franklin
ZIP: 39730
(662) 369-6241
Middle
Total Enrollment 276
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