Breckenridge, Texas

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Breckenridge is a city in Stephens County, Texas, United States. The population was 5,868 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Stephens County[3]. The mayor is Jim McKay.

Texas State Representative Carl Isett of Lubbock (District 84) was born in Breckenridge in 1957.

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April 2008 tornado

At approximately 5:20 PM local time on April 9, 2008, three tornadoes, including a pair of "sisters", were confirmed to have hit at least a portion of the town [1]. Fifteen citizens were reported injured within the city limits. Five buildings were destroyed, including the airport, which was a former Air Force training facility.

Geography

Breckenridge is located at 32°45′24″N 98°54′20″W / 32.75667°N 98.90556°W / 32.75667; -98.90556 (32.756793, -98.905580)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.2 square miles (10.8 km²), of which, 4.2 square miles (10.7 km²) of it is land and 0.24% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,868 people, 2,274 households, and 1,546 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,412.8 people per square mile (545.9/km²). There were 2,776 housing units at an average density of 668.4/sq mi (258.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 83.88% White, .01% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 11.28% from other races, and 1.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.64% of the population.

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