Breckenridge, Minnesota

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Breckenridge, Minnesota
City
5th Street (U.S. Route 75) in downtown Breckenridge in 2007
5th Street (U.S. Route 75) in downtown Breckenridge in 2007
Location of Breckenridgewithin Wilkin County and state of Minnesota
Location of Breckenridge
within Wilkin County and state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°16′N 96°35′W / 46.267°N 96.583°W / 46.267; -96.583
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Wilkin
Area[1]
 • Total 2.46 sq mi (6.37 km2)
 • Land 2.46 sq mi (6.37 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 961 ft (293 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 3,386
 • Estimate (2013[3]) 3,366
 • Density 1,376.4/sq mi (531.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56520
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-07462
GNIS feature ID 0640448[4]
Website breckenridgemn.net

Breckenridge is a city and county seat of Wilkin County, Minnesota, United States.[5] The population was 3,386 at the 2010 census.[6]

Breckenridge's twin city is Wahpeton, North Dakota. It is part of the Wahpeton, ND–MN Micropolitan Statistical Area. The Bois de Sioux River and the Otter Tail River join at Breckenridge and Wahpeton to form the Red River of the North.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.46 square miles (6.37 km2), all of it land.[1]

U.S. Route 75 and Minnesota State Highways 9 and 210 are three of the main routes in the city.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 655
1900 1,282 95.7%
1910 1,840 43.5%
1920 2,401 30.5%
1930 2,261 −5.8%
1940 2,745 21.4%
1950 3,623 32.0%
1960 4,335 19.7%
1970 4,200 −3.1%
1980 3,909 −6.9%
1990 3,708 −5.1%
2000 3,559 −4.0%
2010 3,386 −4.9%
Est. 2013 3,366 −0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2013 Estimate[8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 3,386 people, 1,445 households, and 861 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,376.4 inhabitants per square mile (531.4/km2). There were 1,635 housing units at an average density of 664.6 per square mile (256.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.3% White, 0.2% African American, 1.4% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

There were 1,445 households of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.4% were non-families. 36.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the city was 43.3 years. 23.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.2% were from 25 to 44; 26.8% were from 45 to 64; and 21.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,559 people, 1,438 households, and 911 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,516.4 people per square mile (584.7/km²). There were 1,582 housing units at an average density of 674.0 per square mile (259.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.61% White, 0.14% African American, 0.56% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.71% of the population.

There were 1,438 households out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.6% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 87.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,054, and the median income for a family was $47,500. Males had a median income of $31,869 versus $21,328 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,059. About 7.3% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.5% of those under age 18 and 11.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-06-08. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  7. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Retrieved June 8, 2014. 

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