Aberdeen, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Aberdeen, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Aberdeen had a population of 16,793 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 Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Aberdeen is located at latitude 46.9767 and longitude -123.8097 in Grays Harbor County. The formal boundaries for the City of Aberdeen (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.65 sq. miles and a water area of 1.71 sq. miles. Grays Harbor County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 10 feet.

The City of Aberdeen (GNIS ID: 2409655) 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.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Aberdeen is located within Aberdeen-Hoquiam Division of Grays Harbor 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: Wishkah.

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


Total Population 16,793
Daytime Population: Workers 10,079
Daytime Population: Residents 9,939
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 20,018
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.19
Population in Households 16,497
Population in Familes 12,343
Population in Group Qrtrs 296
Population Density2 1,576
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $42,694
Average Household Income $55,652
Per Capita Income $21,473


Total Housing Units 7,481 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,456 (46.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,907 (38.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,117 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $130,318
Average Home Value $154,861


Total Households 6,364
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 3,924
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 -0.08% 0.03%
Households -0.24% -0.06%
Families -0.33% -0.1%
Median Household Income   3.32%
Per Capita Income   3.15%

Aberdeen, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Aberdeen to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington 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 # 81 87th
Population Density # 189 70th
Diversity Index # 121 81st
Median Household Income # 510 19th
Per Capita Income # 535 15th

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