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Aberdeen
Aberdeen train station
Aberdeen train station
Location in Moore County and the state of North Carolina.
Location in Moore County and the state of North Carolina.
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Moore
Government
 • Type Commissioner-manager
Area
 • Total 10.29 sq mi (26.66 km2)
 • Land 10.14 sq mi (26.25 km2)
 • Water 0.16 sq mi (0.40 km2)
Elevation
344 ft (105 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 6,350
 • Estimate 
(2019)
7,988
 • Density 788.08/sq mi (304.27/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
28315
Area code(s) 910
FIPS code 37-00160
GNIS feature ID 1018757
Website www.townofaberdeen.net

Aberdeen is a town in Moore County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 6,350 at the 2010 census.

History

Scottish emigrants were the first Europeans to settle the area in the 1700s and Aberdeen was formerly known as Bethesda and Blue’s Crossing before it adopted its current name in the later part of the 1800s.

The Aberdeen Historic District, Bethesda Presbyterian Church, John Blue House, and Malcolm Blue Farm are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Aberdeen is located at 35°8′19″N 79°25′40″W / 35.13861°N 79.42778°W / 35.13861; -79.42778 (35.138494, -79.427701).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.2 square miles (16 km2), of which, 6.2 square miles (16 km2) of it is land and 0.16% is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 227
1900 559 146.3%
1910 794 42.0%
1920 858 8.1%
1930 1,382 61.1%
1940 1,076 −22.1%
1950 1,603 49.0%
1960 1,531 −4.5%
1970 1,592 4.0%
1980 1,945 22.2%
1990 2,700 38.8%
2000 3,400 25.9%
2010 6,350 86.8%
2019 (est.) 7,988 25.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,400 people, 1,526 households, and 929 families residing in the town. The population density was 551.6 people per square mile (213.1/km2). There were 1,655 housing units at an average density of 268.5 per square mile (103.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 73.03% White, 21.76% African American, 0.94% Native American, 1.21% Asian, 1.76% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.97% of the population.

There were 1,526 households, out of which 25.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.1% were non-families. 34.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 22.1% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,911, and the median income for a family was $42,383. Males had a median income of $30,906 versus $23,403 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,045. About 9.8% of families and 13.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.5% of those under age 18 and 19.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The following schools are located in Aberdeen:

  • The Academy of Moore County
  • Aberdeen Elementary School
  • Southern Middle School

In addition, the area is served by Pinecrest High School and Sandhills Community College.

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