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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Aberdeen is a town in Washington with a population of 16,359. Aberdeen is in Grays Harbor County. Living in Aberdeen offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Aberdeen there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Aberdeen and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$124,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$737
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Aberdeen Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    186.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    6
    6.1
  • Rape
    150.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    84.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    739.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,121.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    228.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Aberdeen

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$40,948
National
$55,322
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Aberdeen is a nice place to live it is located in the bay between Westport and Ocean Shores. There are many fishing boat tours where you can fish for halibut, salmon , rock fish, and cod fish. Tours at reasonably priced and most fisherman catch their limit. Aberdeen has a history of logging and once was a boom town with the logging industry in full swing. Eventually the logging industry was slowed with the concern for conservation as well as an owl that was on the extinction list. The town of Aberdeen has a slow down period after the logging slow down, but now it is rapidly growing with new jobs in the area from Wal-Mart to home depot and more larger chain business. Aberdeen has many channels of canal systems that fishing boats use to travel out tongue Ocean. There are many rivers located throughout Aberdeen and surrounding areas that provide great fishing for fresh water fish. Aberdeen is a beautiful growing place to visit or live.
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I've lived in Aberdeen, WA from August of 2018 to February 2019. To be honest, it was once a lovely location, but the collapse of the timber / logging industry has been its downfall. Drugs and alcohol pervade the once lively, bustling, and productive town, and the numbers of unemployed and homeless constantly on the rise. It has a few quaint restaurants, a great fruit / vegetable market, and sub-par coffee shops, but little else to recommend it. It was Kurt Cobain's hometown... So there's that.
Aberdeen is unfortunately a by product of this country's recent economic recession. With almost 7% of the population either underemployed or unemployed, this has become a significant factor in Aberdeen's economic downfalls. Aberdeen has a lackluster nightlife and very few activities that are catered to a younger populations. The availability of natural wildlife and forested area have become a major tourist attraction as of late.