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Overview

Introduction to Aberdeen, Washington

Aberdeen, Washington, in Grays Harbor county, is 62 miles W of Lakewood, Washington (center to center) and 82 miles SW of Seattle, Washington.

Aberdeen History

Aberdeen was named after a local salmon cannery, which was a namesake of Aberdeen, Scotland. The first sawmill in the area was built in 1884 by A.J. West. The Northern Pacific Railroad entered the city in 1895. Around 1900, the murder rate of Aberdeen became so high that it became known as the "Port of Missing Men" or the "Hellhole of the Pacific." Though there were several saw mills in Aberdeen, most of them were closed by the 1980s.

Aberdeen and nearby Attractions

  • Olympic National Park
  • Aberdeen Museum of History
  • Westhaven State Park
  • Twin Harbors Beach State Park
  • Polson Park and Museum
  • Westport Maritime Museum

Things To Do In Aberdeen

In Aberdeen, you can spend your leisure hours at the West End Playfield, North Aberdeen Playfield, Stewart Memorial Park, Miller Natatorium and Gym/Stewart Field Complex, Finch Playfield, Franklin Field, and Benn Memorial Park. You can also visit the Aberdeen Museum of History. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Wishkah Mall and Southshore Mall.

Aberdeen Transportation

Air transportation is available from Astoria Regional Airport.

Aberdeen Higher Education

The local college is Grays Harbor College. Facilities for higher education are also provided by South Puget Sound Community College, Lower Columbia College, and Tacoma Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,335
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+6,410
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married44.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.7%
Median Earnings25+$29,761
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,005
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,403

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,975
% Above Poverty Level78.4%
% Below Poverty Level21.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.8%
% Using Public Transportation3.7%

Housing

People Living Alone27.8%
Median Gross Rent$720
Median House Value$120,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)32.4%
German14.1%
Irish12.2%
English7.6%
Norwegian3.7%
Swedish2.9%
Scottish2.1%
Polish2%
French Except Basque1.7%
Italian1.6%
Finnish1.5%
Russian1.3%
Canadian0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Czech0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
African0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Greek0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Icelander0.2%
Arab0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Aberdeen Almanac

CategoryValue
County Grays Harbor County
Standard Zip Codes98520
Phone Area Codes360
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude46.88
Approximate Longitude-123.99

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
Distance1.1 miles
Jan Temp36 to 47 F
Apr Temp41 to 57 F
Jul Temp53 to 68 F
Oct Temp44 to 61 F
Annual Precip83.7 inches
StationHOQUIAM AP
Distance5.6 miles
Jan Temp37 to 47 F
Apr Temp42 to 56 F
Jul Temp53 to 67 F
Oct Temp46 to 60 F
Annual Precip68.6 inches
StationGRAYLAND
Distance17.6 miles
Jan Temp36 to 48 F
Apr Temp41 to 56 F
Jul Temp51 to 66 F
Oct Temp43 to 61 F
Annual Precip74.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cosmopolis1,539$63,478
Elma3,033$58,341
Hoquiam8,434$50,021
Montesano3,897$64,547
Ocean Shores5,673$43,571
Westport2,124$43,565

Aberdeen Hospitals

Grays Harbor Community Hospital
(Non-profit)
915 Anderson Dr
(360) 537-5000
Grays Harbor Community Hospital - East
(Non-profit)
1006 N H Street
(360) 537-5000

Aberdeen Public Schools

Twin Harbors A Branch Of New Market Skills Center
410 North G Street
ZIP: 98520
(360) 538-2044
High
Miller Junior High
100 E Lindstrom
ZIP: 98520
(360) 538-2100
Middle
Total Enrollment 443
Mcdermoth Elementary
409 North K St
ZIP: 98520
(360) 538-2121
Primary
Total Enrollment 373
Robert Gray Elementary
1516 North B St
ZIP: 98520
(360) 538-2140
Primary
Total Enrollment 303
Stevens Elementary School
301 S. Farragut
ZIP: 98520
(360) 538-2150
Primary
Total Enrollment 477
Harbor High School
300 N. Williams
ZIP: 98520
(360) 538-2189
High
Total Enrollment 116
Grays Harbor Juvenile Detention
103 Junction City Rd.
ZIP: 98520
(360) 538-2189
Other
Total Enrollment 23
Central Park Elementary
601 School Road
ZIP: 98520
(360) 538-2171
Primary
Total Enrollment 174
J M Weatherwax High School
410 North G Street
ZIP: 98520
(360) 538-2043
High
Total Enrollment 909
Hopkins Elementary
1313 Pacific
ZIP: 98520
(360) 538-2190
Primary
Total Enrollment 42
A J West Elementary
1801 Bay Ave.
ZIP: 98520
(360) 538-2131
Primary
Total Enrollment 410
Wishkah Valley Elementary/high School
4640 Wishkah Rd.
ZIP: 98520
(360) 532-3128
Other
Total Enrollment 148

Aberdeen Private Schools

St Mary School
518 N H St
ZIP: 98520
Elementary
Total Enrollment 145
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