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Welcome to Breckenridge ...

The town of Breckenridge is located in Summit County<1> and is the County Seat for Summit County.

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.

  • Vail [Eagle County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vail
    • Vail [Eagle County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Breckenridge
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,489 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vail have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vail
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vail<7>
  • Silverthorne [Summit County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silverthorne
    • Silverthorne [Summit County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Breckenridge
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,906 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silverthorne
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silverthorne<7>
  • Frisco [Summit County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frisco
    • Frisco [Summit County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Breckenridge
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,874 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frisco have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frisco
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frisco<7>
  • Dillon [Summit County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillon
    • Dillon [Summit County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Breckenridge
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 967 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dillon have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dillon<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Fairplay [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairplay
      • Fairplay [Park County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Breckenridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 803 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairplay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairplay<7>
    • Alma [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alma
      • Alma [Park County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Breckenridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 329 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alma<7>
    • Red Cliff [Eagle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Cliff
      • Red Cliff [Eagle County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Breckenridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 300 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Cliff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Cliff<7>
    • Montezuma [Summit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montezuma
      • Montezuma [Summit County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Breckenridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 75 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montezuma<7>
    • Copper Mountain [Summit County]
    • Dyersville [Summit County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dyersville
      • Dyersville [Summit County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southeast of 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.

Mentions & References for Breckenridge

Cities, Towns and Villages of Colorado

About Summit County

About Colorado

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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Colorado's counties, including Summit, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Breckenridge.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Breckenridge - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Breckenridge). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Breckenridge or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Breckenridge) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Breckenridge. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BreckenridgeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Breckenridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4871, Longitude: -106.0462    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.

 

 

 

 

 


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