Aberdeen, Maryland, Talk:Aberdeen, Maryland
, Aberdeen High School (Aberdeen, Maryland)
is a city in Harford County
, United States
. The population was 13,842 at the 2000 census. As with all Aberdeens outside Scotland
, it was named after the original Aberdeen City
by Scots emigrating from home.
Nearest City: Baltimore, Maryland
Aberdeen is located at coor (39.510310, .
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 16.5 km²
), all land.
As of the population density
was 836.4/km² (2,166.2/mi²). There were 5,894 housing units at an average density of 356.1/km² (922.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 64.90% White
, 27.38% African American
, 0.25% Native American
, 2.48% Asian
, 0.09% Pacific Islander
, 1.42% from other races
, and 3.47% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 3.45% of the population.
There were 5,475 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.8% were married couples
living together, 17.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.02.
In the city the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $39,190, and the median income for a family was $48,357. Males had a median income of $32,783 versus $26,025 for females. The per capita income
for the city was $18,940. About 9.0% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line
, including 15.9% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.
Aberdeen City Council
*Council President - Ronald Kupferman (Democrat).
*Councilman - Dave Yensan.
*Councilman - Mike Hiob (Democrat).
*Councilman - Ruth Elliott.
Official 2005 Aberdeen Election Results
*Mayor - S. Fred Simmons.
*Councilman - Ruth E. Elliott.
*Councilman - Michael G. Hiob.
*Councilman - Ronald Kupferman.
*Councilman - David A. Yensan.
Harford County CouncilCouncil District E
*Richard "Coach" Slutzky (Republican).
Maryland General AssemblyState Senate, 34th District
*State Senator Nancy Jacobs
(Republican).House of Delegates, 34th District
*State Representative Sheyrl Davis Kohl (Republican).
*Mary Dulaney James (Democrat).
Congressional DelegationUS Senate
*Senator Paul Sarbanes
*Senator Barbara Mikulski
(Democrat).US House of Representatives, 2nd Congressional District
*Representative Dutch Ruppersberger
Aberdeen Proving Ground
Aberdeen is home to the U.S. Army's Aberdeen Proving Ground
(APG). The proving ground was established by Act of Congress
and came into operation in January 1918
. APG is headquarters of the United States Army Test and Evaluation Command
(TECOM). The proving ground occupies more than 72,500 acres
in Harford County. More than 7,500 civilians and 5,000 military personnel work at APG.
A sex scandal at Aberdeen
Proving Ground came into light in 1996
Under the Base Realignment and Closure
(BRAC) program announced in 2005, APG is projected to lose
the Ordnance School and associated R&D facilities with 3862 military and 290 civilian jobs moving to Fort Lee, Virginia
. APG will gain
451 military and 5,661 civilian jobs from Fort Monmouth, New Jersey
. There is a net loss of 3,411 military jobs under BRAC and a net gain of 5,371 civilian jobs.
Notable Residents and Natives
* Cal Ripken, Jr.
, Baltimore Orioles
legend, grew up in Aberdeen and was a student at Aberdeen High School.
* Billy Ripken
, former Oriole
and brother of Cal Ripken Jr.
* Jai Lewis
, College basketball player (George Mason Patriots
* E. J. Henderson
, Minnesota Viking football player, former Maryland Terrapin.
* Richard Slutzky
, "Coach Slutzky", honoree of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame
, long-time Aberdeen High School coach.
* William Benjamin Baker
, U.S. Congressman for Maryland's 2nd District
, from 1918 to 1921.
* Linwood Clark
, U.S. Congressman for Maryland's 2nd District
, 1929-1931. Born in Aberdeen, MD on March 21, 1876
* Frank Zappa
, musician, lived in Aberdeen for a short period.
Aberdeen IronbirdsCal Ripken Jr.
and brother Billy
are owners of the Aberdeen IronBirds
minor league baseball team, which plays at Ripken Stadium
Irvin Pankey Aberdeen High School 2 time wrestling state champion (1975,1976) Penn State offensive lineman (1976-1980) Pro Football 1980-1990 Los Angeles Rams,1991-1992 Indianapolis Colts
Aberdeen's local radio
station is WAMD, broadcasting at 970 on the AM dial. Local newspaper coverage is provided by Harford County publications The Aegis
and The Record
. Aberdeen is served by Baltimore television stations.
*http://www.aberdeen-md.org/ City of Aberdeen
*http://www.cicotello.com/Pictures%20and%20Information/USA/States/Maryland/Cities/A-C/Aberdeen/Aberdeen%20-%20Maryland.htm Aberdeen, Maryland - Attractions, History, Pictures
**http://www.aberdeencc.com/ Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce
**http://www.aberdeenfd.org/ Aberdeen Fire Department
**http://www.aberdeenhighschool.org/ Aberdeen High School
*http://ironbirdsbaseball.com/ Aberdeen Ironbirds
*http://www.cicotello.com/Pictures%20and%20Information/USA/States/Maryland/Cities/A-C/Aberdeen/Aberdeen%20-%20Maryland.htm Aberdeen, Maryland Attractions
**http://www.ripkenbaseball.com/ Ripken Baseball
**http://www.ripkenfoundation.org Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation
*http://www.apg.army.mil/ Aberdeen Proving Ground
**http://apgnews.apg.army.mil/ APG News
**http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/facility/aberdeen.htm Aberdeen Proving Ground at globalsecurity.org
**http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/facility/edgewood.htm Edgewood Chemical Activity at globalsecurity.org
*http://www.cicotello.com/Pictures%20and%20Information/USA/States/Maryland/Cities/A-C/Aberdeen/Aberdeen%20Room/Aberdeen%20Room.htm Aberdeen Room Archives and Museum - Aberdeen, Maryland
*http://www.cicotello.com/Pictures%20and%20Information/USA/States/Maryland/Cities/A-C/Aberdeen/Festival%20Park/Festival%20Park.htm Festival Park - Aberdeen, Maryland
*http://www.cicotello.com/Pictures%20and%20Information/USA/States/Maryland/Cities/A-C/Aberdeen/Ripken%20Stadium/Ripken%20Stadium.htm Ripken Stadium - Aberdeen, Maryland
*http://www.cicotello.com/Pictures%20and%20Information/USA/States/Maryland/Cities/A-C/Aberdeen/Ripken%20Museum/Ripken%20Museum.htm Ripken Museum - Aberdeen, Maryland
*http://www.cicotello.com/Pictures%20and%20Information/USA/States/Maryland/Cities/A-C/Aberdeen/Aberdeen%20Proving%20Ground/APG.htm Aberdeen Proving Ground - Aberdeen, Maryland
*http://www.cicotello.com/Pictures%20and%20Information/USA/States/Maryland/Cities/A-C/Aberdeen/US%20Army%20Ordinance%20Museum/Ordnance%20Museum.htm U.S. Army Ordnance Museum - Aberdeen, MarylandCategory:Cities in MarylandCategory:Harford County, Marylandes:Aberdeen (Maryland)