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Breckenridge is a city in Wilkin County, in the Wahpeton metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after John C. Breckinridge, who was vice president of the United States before swearing allegiance to the confederacy
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Breckenridge. For links to other places called Breckenridge, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Breckenridge is 46.263N. The longitude is -96.587W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 961 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,458.


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Median household income
Local
$37,054
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Breckenridge demographic reports
Local festivals include:
  • Headwaters Day - Sept. 8, 2007
  • Wilkin County Fair - Aug. 15-19, 2007
Dates often change. Check Breckenridge web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Wilkin County Museum

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Breckenridge demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wilkin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56520 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

38% of Breckenridge residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Breckenridge ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Breckenridge was $17,059, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Breckenridge residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Breckenridge festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Breckenridge, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $278.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $692.


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Libraries in Breckenridge include Breckenridge Public Library ... View libraries

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Wilkin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Breckenridge political report.

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The average commute time for Breckenridge workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Breckenridge include Select Inn Breckenridge.

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