Breckenridge, Missouri

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Breckenridge, Missouri
City
Location of Breckenridge, Missouri
Location of Breckenridge, Missouri
Coordinates: 39°45′41″N 93°48′15″W / 39.76139°N 93.80417°W / 39.76139; -93.80417Coordinates: 39°45′41″N 93°48′15″W / 39.76139°N 93.80417°W / 39.76139; -93.80417
Country United States
State Missouri
County Caldwell
Area[1]
 • Total 0.55 sq mi (1.42 km2)
 • Land 0.55 sq mi (1.42 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 922 ft (281 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 383
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 357
 • Density 700/sq mi (270/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 64625
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-08128[4]
GNIS feature ID 0714664[5]
Wheel from Haun's Mill massacre in Breckenridge City Park

Breckenridge is a city in Caldwell County, Missouri, United States. The population was 383 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Breckenridge was laid out in 1856, and named for Vice President John C. Breckinridge.[6] A post office called Breckenridge has been in operation since 1860.[7]

Geography[edit]

Breckenridge is located at an altitude of 927 feet (283 m).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.55 square miles (1.42 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 515
1880 777 50.9%
1890 768 −1.2%
1900 1,012 31.8%
1910 1,025 1.3%
1920 860 −16.1%
1930 828 −3.7%
1940 728 −12.1%
1950 617 −15.2%
1960 605 −1.9%
1970 598 −1.2%
1980 523 −12.5%
1990 418 −20.1%
2000 454 8.6%
2010 383 −15.6%
Est. 2016 357 [3] −6.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 383 people, 160 households, and 97 families residing in the city. The population density was 696.4 inhabitants per square mile (268.9/km2). There were 205 housing units at an average density of 372.7 per square mile (143.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.4% White, 0.5% African American, 1.8% Native American, 0.5% from other races, and 4.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 160 households of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.5% were married couples living together, 16.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.4% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.04.

The median age in the city was 38.4 years. 27.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.1% were from 25 to 44; 28.5% were from 45 to 64; and 13.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.2% male and 47.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 454 people, 191 households, and 123 families residing in the city. The population density was 822.1 people per square mile (318.7/km²). There were 230 housing units at an average density of 416.5 per square mile (161.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.48% White, 1.76% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.44% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population.

There were 191 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.6% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% 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 3.02.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 107.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,625, and the median income for a family was $28,750. Males had a median income of $24,712 versus $14,464 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,468. About 13.7% of families and 23.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.8% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 266. 
  7. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 7 September 2016. 
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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