Aberdeen, MD Profile: Facts & Data


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Aberdeen, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of Aberdeen had a population of 16,252 as of July 1, 2018. Aberdeen ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Aberdeen is located at latitude 39.5096 and longitude -76.1641 in Harford County. The formal boundaries for the City of Aberdeen encompass a land area of 6.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Harford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 79 feet.

The City of Aberdeen (GNIS ID: 2390561) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Aberdeen is located within District 2, Halls Cross Roads, a minor civil division (MCD) of Harford County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Aberdeen: Halls Cross Roads, Mechanicsville.

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Aberdeen, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 16,252
Population in Households 16,183
Population in Familes 13,035
Population in Group Qrtrs 69
Population Density2 2,505
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $54,522
Average Household Income $71,641
Per Capita Income $28,060


Total Housing Units 6,733 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,904 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,359 (35.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 470 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $214,229
Average Home Value $236,031


Total Households 6,263
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 4,134
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.96% 1.06%
Households 0.9% 1.1%
Families 0.67% 1.02%
Median Household Income   3.26%
Per Capita Income   3.73%

Aberdeen, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Aberdeen to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 87 83rd
Population Density # 154 70th
Diversity Index # 90 83rd
Median Household Income # 410 21st
Per Capita Income # 361 31st

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