27 reviews
  1. Town in Washington
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$121,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$694
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    348
    273
  • Murder
    6
    6
  • Rape
    62
    41
  • Robbery
    180
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,596
    525
  • Theft
    3,460
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    373
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$40,958
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Aberdeen Reviews

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I think as far as crimes go, its sorta decreasing. The amount of homeless at times seems a lot during the summer time, however, since Pokemon Go came out, the homeless and transients are being seen mainly during daylight hours, not so much in the evening anymore since many folks playing pokemon are out and about and my theory is because its on the phones and its perceived that they are taking photos, which some do, and many homeless don't particularly enjoy their photo taken drunk or high. Police have been pretty quicker lately to respond to calls, and their presence has been a little more lately since the Pokemon Go folks are out, which feels much safer.
Aberdeen is not an attractive area until you get to know it. It has a problem with thieves and drug addicts, yes. But it also has a rather impressive art community, there are several performance theaters, and live music can be found any night of the week. The college is also really great. You'll meet great people and the professors are always there to support you and help you succeed.
I really enjoy living in a smallish town of 28K people. Not always a lot of foot traffic in the winter fall times. Summer is busy with tourist. Summer they fill the downtown with potted flowers and although the weather isn't always very predictable, but its nice here very much so. New people are moving here weekly who have an income or seeking jobs or going to school. One of the better places I have lived in the last 10 years. I would definitely choose to live here again if I had the choice.