Breckenridge, Colorado

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Breckenridge, Colorado

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High Points

Breckenridge strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Colorado):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Breckenridge Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Breckenridge Short Commute Times
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Breckenridge College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Breckenridge Well-Paid Single Men
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Breckenridge Public Transportation Use
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 13% Breckenridge Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of Breckenridge, Colorado

Comparing Breckenridge to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Colorado (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Racial Diversity 8 5
Well-Paid Single Women 6 5
Age of the Population 1 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 1 2
Portion of People Married 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
Median Family Income 9 7
People Above Poverty 7 6
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 10 10
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Working at Home 10 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 9 8
People Living Alone 6 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 1
Affordability of Rents 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 8 9
Low Property Crime 3 5

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Breckenridge Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 53 miles W of Lakewood, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 58 miles W of Denver, Colorado
County Summit
Standard Zip Codes 80424
Phone Area Codes 970
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.481
Longitude -106.037

Breckenridge Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station DILLON 1 E
Distance 10.5 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 31 F
Apr Temp 18 to 46 F
Jul Temp 39 to 73 F
Oct Temp 22 to 54 F
Annual Precip 14 inches
Station GRANT
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 33 F
Apr Temp 22 to 50 F
Jul Temp 42 to 75 F
Oct Temp 25 to 56 F
Annual Precip 15.8 inches
Distance 21.4 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 30 F
Apr Temp 20 to 43 F
Jul Temp 42 to 68 F
Oct Temp 25 to 50 F
Annual Precip 19.4 inches
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Breckenridge Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,408 100%
Male 1,485 61.7%
Female 923 38.3%
Under 18 268 11.1%
18+ 2,140 88.9%
65+ 50 2.1%
Median Age 29.4
Average Family Size 2.61
White 2,301 95.6%
African-American 9 0.4%
Asian 25 1%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.3%
Other 27 1.1%
Mixed Race 37 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 131 5.4%

Estimated Breckenridge Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,680
Growth 272
Growth % 11.3%

Breckenridge Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 16%
Irish 14.9%
English 14.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.5%
US/American 5.7%
Norwegian 4.8%
Italian 4.6%
Scottish 4.1%
European 3.1%
Swedish 2.8%
French (except Basque) 2.8%
Dutch 2.4%
Polish 1.7%
Russian 1.3%
Hungarian 1.2%
Danish 1.1%
Australian 1%
British 0.7%
Greek 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Northern European 0.4%
Latvian 0.4%
South African 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Other Arab 0.3%
Bulgarian 0.3%
Eastern European 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Breckenridge 2,408 $52,212
Alma 179 $59,688
Dillon 802 $59,107
Fairplay 610 $51,979
Frisco 2,443 $70,556
Red Cliff 289 $44,219
Silverthorne 3,196 $61,715

Starbucks in Breckenridge

(As of 2005)
225 S. Main Street
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1. Telluride, Colorado 94.2   30.8% 1.9% 58.5% 14 $66,136 3.2% 7.4% 2,221 11.5% 57.2 37.5% 1.4
2. Vail, Colorado 90.6   33.6% 4.7% 60.9% 17 $66,389 3.4% 5.9% 4,531 6.6% 85.4 53.6% 1.1
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