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Welcome to Breckenridge ...

The city of Breckenridge is located in Wilkin County<1> and is the County Seat for Wilkin County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Breckenridge has a population of 3,172 people<2> (see below for details).

Breckenridge is 960 feet [293 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Breckenridge lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Breckenridge: (218)

The ZIP code for Breckenridge: 56520<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Breckenridge had an population of 3,172 people. This is a decrease of 6.32% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.87% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Breckenridge had a population of 3,386 people (which is 51.49% of the total population of Wilkin County). This makes Breckenridge the county's most populous community.

The population of Breckenridge represents 0.06% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 193rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,386 people, the population of Breckenridge decreased 4.86% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,559 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, Colorado, Illinois (2), Indiana, Michigan, 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.

  • Fairmount [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairmount
    • Fairmount [Richland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Breckenridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairmount have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 359 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairmount
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairmount<7>
  • Abercrombie [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abercrombie
    • Abercrombie [Richland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Breckenridge
    • Estimated population in 2019: 249 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abercrombie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Abercrombie<7>
  • Mooreton [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mooreton
    • Mooreton [Richland County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Breckenridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mooreton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 189 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooreton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mooreton<7>
  • Colfax [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colfax
    • Colfax [Richland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Breckenridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colfax have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 152 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colfax
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colfax<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Campbell [Wilkin County]
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      • Campbell [Wilkin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Breckenridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Campbell have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 151 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campbell
    • Foxhome [Wilkin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foxhome
      • Foxhome [Wilkin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Breckenridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foxhome have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 111 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foxhome
    • Dwight [Richland County]
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      • Dwight [Richland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Breckenridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dwight have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 78 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dwight
    • Kent [Wilkin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent
      • Kent [Wilkin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Breckenridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kent have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 74 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kent
    • Mantador [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mantador
      • Mantador [Richland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Breckenridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mantador have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 65 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mantador
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mantador<7>
    • Great Bend [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Bend
      • Great Bend [Richland County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Breckenridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Great Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 56 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Bend
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Great Bend<7>

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 10 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Minnesota

About Wilkin County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Breckenridge. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Wilkin County: www.co.wilkin.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Minnesota's counties, including Wilkin, 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 city (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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Breckenridge

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Breckenridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.2635, Longitude: -96.5879    
<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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