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Breckenridge is a Colorado town at the base of the Rocky Mountains’ Tenmile Range. It's known for its ski resort, year-round alpine activities and Gold Rush history. The Victorian core of this former mining town is preserved as the Breckenridge National Historic District, running primarily along Main Street, with colorfully painted buildings from the 1880s and current times housing shops, galleries and restaurants.
data source: US Census, ACS 5-yr estimates, yr 2014

People & Housing

Population Estmiate (2014) 4,604
High School Degree or More (% Pop. Age 25+) 99.1%
Bachelor's Degree or More (% Pop. Age 25+) 50.1%
Households 1,682
Total Housing Units 6,939
% Total Housing Units Vacant for Seasonal/Recreational Use 62.6%

Employment & Income

Labor Force (2014) 3,144
Unemployment Rate 5.1%
Median Household Income (2014) $54,328
Median Family Income (2014) $76,776
Poverty Rate 8.8%
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 12.4

Popoulation by Age

  Breckenridge % of Total
Total 4,604 100%
Preschool (0-4) 219 4.8%
School Age (5-17) 335 7.3%
College Age (18-24) 626 13.6%
Young Adult (25-44) 1,932 42%
Adult (45-64) 775 16.8%
Older Adult (65+) 717 15.6%
Median Age 31.5  

Population by Race and Historic Origin

  Breckenridge % of Total
Total 4,604 100%
American Ind. or Alaskan Native alone 175 3.8%
Asain alone 79 1.7%
Black alone 10 0.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. alone 0 0%
White alone 4,055 88.1%
Two or more race groups 0 0%
Hispanic or Latino    
Total Hispanic or Latino 550 11.9%
Mexican 189 4.1%
Cuban 7 0.2%
Puerto Rican 44 1.0%
Other 310 6.7%

Educational Attainment

  Breckenridge % of Total
Total Pop. Age 25+ 3,424 100%
Less than 9th Grade 20 0.6%
9th to 12th, no diploma 11 0.3%
High School Graduate 408 11.9%
Some college, no degree 938 27.4%
Associate's Degree 330 9.6%
Bachelor's Degree 1,139 33.3%
Graduate or Professional Degree 578 16.9%

Households

  Breckenridge % of Total
Total Households 1,682 100%
Family Households 911 54.2%
Married with Children 204 12.1%
Married without Children 570 33.9%
Single Parents 137 8.1%
Other 0 0%
Non-family Households 771 45.8%
Living Alone 447 26.6%
Average Household Size 2.6  
Average Family Household Size 2.7  

Housing Units

  Breckenridge % of Total
Total Housing Units 6,939 100%
Owner occupied 1,127 16.2%
Renter occupied 555 8%
Vacant for seasonal / recreational use 4,342 62.6%
1-Unit (attached or detatched) 714 10.3%
2-9 Units 369 5.3%
10-19 Units 236 3.4%
20 or more units 363 5.2%
Built prior to 1940 0 0%

Labor Force Averages

Total labor force 3,144
Employed 2,983
Unemployed 161
Unemployment Rate (2014) 5.1%

Commuting to Work

  Breckenridge % of Total
Workers Age 16+ 2,983 100%
Car, truck or van - drove alone 1,065 35.7%
Car, truck or van - carpooled 57 1.9%
Public transportation 502 16.8%
Walked 1,080 36.2%
Other means 117 3.9%
Worked at home 65 2.2%
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 12  

Resident Occupations

  Breckenridge % of Total
Employed Civilian Pop. Age 16+ 3,144 100%
Management, Professional and Related 645 20.5%
Service 1,115 35.5%
Sales and office 809 25.7%
Farming, fishing and forestry 0 0%
Construction, Extraction and maintenance 307 9.8%
Production, transporation and material moving 107 3.4%

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