Breckenridge, Minnesota

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Breckenridge, Minnesota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Breckenridge Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Breckenridge Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Breckenridge, Minnesota

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 9 7
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 6
Senior Citizens 7 6
Age of the Population 6 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Racial Diversity 4 4
Male Share of the Population 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 5
Average Household Size 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 6
Median Family Income 8 6
People Above Poverty 7 4
College Educated Adults 6 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 10 8
Working at Home 9 8
Public Transportation Use 8 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 8
Affordability of Rents 9 9
People Living Alone 8 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 8
Housing Recently Built 5 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3

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Breckenridge Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 43 miles S of Fargo, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 183 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Wilkin
Standard Zip Codes 56520
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.263
Longitude -96.587

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 WAHPETON 3 N
Distance 3.9 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 18 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 58 F
Annual Precip 21.8 inches
Distance 21 miles
Jan Temp -5 to 15 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 56 F
Annual Precip 23 inches
Distance 22.7 miles
Jan Temp -3 to 16 F
Apr Temp 32 to 53 F
Jul Temp 60 to 80 F
Oct Temp 34 to 56 F
Annual Precip 23.3 inches
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Breckenridge Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,559 100%
Male 1,661 46.7%
Female 1,898 53.3%
Under 18 946 26.6%
18+ 2,613 73.4%
65+ 665 18.7%
Median Age 38
Average Family Size 3.05
White 3,474 97.6%
African-American 5 0.1%
Asian 6 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 20 0.6%
Other 14 0.4%
Mixed Race 39 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 61 1.7%

Estimated Breckenridge Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,373
Growth -186
Growth % -5.2%

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 42.7%
Norwegian 26.1%
Swedish 4.7%
Irish 4%
English 3.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.5%
Danish 3%
US/American 2.6%
Czech 2.2%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Polish 1.3%
Czechoslovakian 1.3%
Scottish 0.8%
French Canadian 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Dutch 0.4%
Italian 0.3%
Welsh 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Breckenridge, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Brushvale (56520)
Everdell (56520)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Breckenridge 3,559 $47,500
Campbell 241 $37,500
Foxhome 143 $41,250
Kent 120 $36,875
Rothsay 497 $34,479
Wolverton 122 $35,000

Breckenridge Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(218) 643-3000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Breckenridge High Schools (2004)

710 N. 13TH ST.
Serves 310 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

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