Aberdeen, Saskatchewan

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Aberdeen
Town
Main Street
Main Street
Aberdeen is located in Saskatchewan
Aberdeen
Aberdeen
Aberdeen is located in Canada
Aberdeen
Aberdeen
Coordinates: 52°19′34″N 106°17′30″W / 52.32611°N 106.29167°W / 52.32611; -106.29167Coordinates: 52°19′34″N 106°17′30″W / 52.32611°N 106.29167°W / 52.32611; -106.29167
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region Saskatchewan
Census division 15
Rural Municipality Aberdeen
Post office Founded 1905-04-01
Incorporated (Village) 1907
Government
 • Mayor Bruce Voldeng
 • Town Manager Susan Thompson
 • Governing body Aberdeen Town Council
Area
 • Total 1.95 km2 (0.75 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 599
 • Density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Time zone CST
Postal code S0K 0A0
Area code(s) 306
Highways
Climate Dfb
[2][3]
Grain elevator at Aberdeen

Aberdeen (2011 population 599) is a small town in central Saskatchewan, Canada approximately 40 km northeast of Saskatoon on the Fish Creek in Division No. 15.

Aberdeen was first settled by immigrants of Russian, English, Scottish and Ukrainian descent in the 1890s.[4] The railway arrived in 1905.

History[edit]

Initial settlers in Aberdeen moved from Eastern and Atlantic Canada (of English or Scottish ancestry), Ukrainian immigrants (1898–1899) and Mennonite's (from Manitoba) in 1901.[5]

In 1905 the Canadian Northern Railway reached the town, by 1908 the railway had become critical for the sale of wheat, with 120 rail cards of hard wheat leaving the town that year.[5]

The business on main street peaked in the early 1930s, until much of Main Street was destroyed by fire in 1937.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Canada census – Aberdeen, Saskatchewan community profile
2011 2006
Population: 599 (13.7% from 2006) 527 (-1.3% from 2001)
Land area: 1.95 km2 (0.75 sq mi) 1.95 km2 (0.75 sq mi)
Population density: 307.0/km2 (795/sq mi) 270.1/km2 (700/sq mi)
Median age: 34.4 (M: 33.9, F: 34.6) 32.2 (M: 31.3, F: 32.6)
Total private dwellings: 227 198
Median household income: $41,937
References: 2011[6] 2006[7] earlier[8]
Population by ethnic origin, 2011
Ethnic group[9] Population Percent
European 575 95.8%
Other North American 65 10.8%
Métis 25 4.2%
Total respondent population 600 100%

Economy[edit]

Most people commute to Saskatoon to work or farm in the area.

Infrastructure[edit]

Aberdeen Rec Complex[edit]

The Aberdeen Rec Complex is located in the town and consists of a Library, meeting room, ice rink, curling rink, bowling alley, dance studio, music room and meeting rooms.[10]

Water supply[edit]

SaskWater purchases water from the city of Saskatoon and then sells the water to the town of Aberdeen, that in turn sells the water to local residents. This is facilitated through the use of a $4 Million pipeline that was completed in 2010.[11]

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