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Welcome to Breckenridge ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Breckenridge has a population of 5,040 people<2> (see below for details).
While we don't have a date for the establishment of Breckenridge, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated March 3, 1880.
Breckenridge is 9,590 feet [2,923 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Breckenridge is about 1¾ mile [or ~3 km] above sea level.
Time Zone: Breckenridge lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for Breckenridge: (970)
The ZIP code for Breckenridge: 80424<4>
Websites for Breckenridge ...
Official Website: www.townofbreckenridge.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Breckenridge had an population of 5,040 people. This is an increase of 11.01% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 109.3% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Breckenridge had a population of 4,540 people (which is 16.22% of the total population of Summit County). This makes Breckenridge the county's most populous community.
The population of Breckenridge represents 0.09% of the total population of Colorado (which has 5,029,196 people), making it the state's 77th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 4,540 people, the population of Breckenridge increased 88.54% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,408 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Breckenridge.
Communities Also Named Breckenridge ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Breckenridge - they are located in Arkansas, Illinois (2), Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Quebec and Texas (2).
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Breckenridge.
Communities near Breckenridge ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Breckenridge.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Breckenridge. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Breckenridge.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Breckenridge. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Breckenridge.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Breckenridge. Our list includes 13 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Breckenridge.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Breckenridge ...
Looking for more information about Breckenridge? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Breckenridge, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Breckenridge.
Adding Breckenridge to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Breckenridge in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Breckenridge was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Breckenridge in the The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States (Second Edition).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Breckenridge on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Breckenridge: www.townofbreckenridge.com/
The official website for Summit County: www.co.summit.co.us/
The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/
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This page was last modified: 13 Aug 2022