Breckenridge Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota

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Breckenridge Township, Minnesota
Breckenridge Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Breckenridge Township, Minnesota
Breckenridge Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°14′23″N 96°33′7″W / 46.23972°N 96.55194°W / 46.23972; -96.55194Coordinates: 46°14′23″N 96°33′7″W / 46.23972°N 96.55194°W / 46.23972; -96.55194
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Wilkin
 • Total 21.1 sq mi (54.6 km2)
 • Land 21.0 sq mi (54.3 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 965 ft (294 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 234
 • Density 11.2/sq mi (4.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56520
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-07480[1]
GNIS feature ID 0663658[2]

Breckenridge Township is a township in Wilkin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 234 at the 2000 census.

Breckenridge Township was organized in 1857, and named for John C. Breckinridge, a Senator from Kentucky, fourteenth Vice President of the United States, and later Confederate general and the last Confederate Secretary of War.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 21.1 square miles (55 km2); 21.0 square miles (54 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.52%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 234 people, 78 households, and 68 families residing in the township. The population density was 11.2 people per square mile (4.3/km²). There were 86 housing units at an average density of 4.1/sq mi (1.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.29% White, 1.28% from other races, and 0.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.71% of the population.

There were 78 households out of which 43.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 83.3% were married couples living together, and 12.8% were non-families. 11.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the township the population was spread out with 33.8% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 7.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 116.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $34,375, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $32,321 versus $22,188 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,068. None of the families and 3.0% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 11.8% of those over 64.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 578.