Breckenridge (Minnesota)

Wilkin County


Breckenridge is a small town ( with a status of "City" ) and the administrative seat of Wilkin County in the U.S. state of Minnesota. In 2010, Breckenridge had 3386 inhabitants.


Breckenridge is located at the confluence of the Bois de Sioux River and Otter Tail River to the Red River of the North. Here, the Bois de Sioux River and the Red River form the border with the neighboring city of Wahpeton, North Dakota. The geographical coordinates of 46 ° 15'59 Breckenridge " north latitude and 96 ° 35'04 " west longitude. The city covers an area of 6.1 km ².

Towns nearby Breckenridge are Wahpeton ( across the river ), Kent ( 21.8 km NNW ) and Doran (12,8 km southeast).

The nearest major cities are Fargo, North Dakota (74 km north-northwest ), Duluth Lake Superior ( 380 km east-northeast ), Minneapolis (324 km south-east ), Minnesota's capital Saint Paul ( 345 km in the same direction) and Sioux Falls, South Dakota ( 341 km south ).


The main artery for traffic, the four-lane U.S. Highway 75, which at the Minnesota State Routes 9 and 210 hits in the urban area of Breckenridge. Breckenridge is connected by two bridges Wahpeton. All other roads are minor roads, some unpaved roadways and within local roads.

By Breckenridge runs a railroad line of the BNSF Railway.

With the Harry Stern Airport in Wahpeton is located 3.1 kilometers south-west, a small airfield. The nearest major airports are the Hector International Airport in Fargo ( 84.5 km NNW ) and the Minneapolis -Saint Paul International Airport (348 km south-east ).

Demographic data

According to the census in 2010 lived in Breckenridge 3386 people in 1445 households. The population density was 555.1 inhabitants per square kilometer. In the 1445 households statistically lived ever 24 people.

The racial the population was composed of 96.3 percent white, 0.2 percent African American, 1.4 percent Native American, 0.4 percent Asian and 0.3 percent from other ethnic groups; 1.4 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity, 2.5 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

23.3 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 55.5 percent were between 18 and 64 and 21.2 percent were 65 years or older. 51.0 percent of the population was female.

The median annual income for a household was $ 46,223. The per capita income was $ 23,184. 8.4 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

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