Aberdeen is a small farming community on the northwest side of the Snake River. Once a barren desert, part of the wide, flat Snake River Plain, irrigation projects have transformed the area into an important agricultural region. Potatoes, wheat and other crops produced here feed untold numbers of people, and semi-loads of potatoes pulling into the food processing plant in town are a daily occurrence.
Aberdeen is at 4,400 feet in elevation and is in a mostly flat country with some gentle hills. The American Falls Reservoir, on the Snake River, is a couple miles to the southeast. Mountains can be seen in the distance to the north and to the southeast. The population was 1840 in 2000. Idaho Highway 39 passes through the town on Main Street. It parallels Snake River, connecting to American Falls to the south and to Blackfoot to the northeast.
Aberdeen is a great place for families, with its own local schools and a neighborly environment where children play in the streets.
The Snake River Plain surrounding Aberdeen is an area covered by extensive lava flows, and protrusions of lava can be seen in the surrounding area, particularly as you get further from the Snake River. Craters of the Moon National Monument includes area within several miles of Aberdeen, although the well-known section of the park is far to the northwest.