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Aberdeen, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of Aberdeen had a population of 16,239 as of July 1, 2017. 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 39.5159 and longitude -76.1702 in Harford County. The formal boundaries for the City of Aberdeen (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Aberdeen population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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

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Aberdeen, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 16,239
Daytime Population: Workers 9,512
Daytime Population: Residents 8,281
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,793
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 16,170
Population in Familes 12,946
Population in Group Qrtrs 69
Population Density2 2,503
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $52,815
Average Household Income $68,761
Per Capita Income $26,918


Total Housing Units 6,693 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,711 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,538 (37.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 444 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $205,802
Average Home Value $225,808


Total Households 6,249
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 4,133
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.08% 0.65%
Households 0.99% 0.58%
Families 0.76% 0.5%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   2.34%

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, 2017 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 # 414 20th
Per Capita Income # 365 30th

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